September 14, 2015

PŪLEHU, an Italian Grill Invites You to Toast Tuscany with “Under the Tuscan Sun" Author, Frances Mayes

Event tickets and room packages now available through The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
This September, un-wine-d at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas. The AAA four diamond resort today announced that its award-winning Italian restaurant, Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, will host “A Toast to Tuscany” on Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. with Frances Mayes, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” This culinary and wine experience will feature Mayes’ wine label, Tuscan Sun Wines. In celebration of “A Toast to Tuscany,” the resort has also announced two room packages, one which provides 15 percent off of villas booked at
“We are thrilled to partner with Frances to bring a fun and unique dining experience to our patrons and guests,” said Brandon Maeda, the resort’s food and beverage director. “Her brand, which centers on friendship, restoration and renewal through daily pleasures, really echoes that of our restaurants, especially Pūlehu with its relaxed upscale vibe.”

“A Toast to Tuscany” will feature a four-course dinner designed by both the restaurant’s recently appointed chef de cuisine, Alvin Savella, and the resort’s executive sous chef, Matt Skaletsky. The menu will be paired with Tuscan Sun Wines, which will be added to Pūlehu’s thoughtfully collected wine list post event. “A Toast to Tuscany” will also include a meet and greet with Mayes and a screening of the movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Tickets are available for $125 per person. To purchase, please visit or call 808-667-3254.

In celebration of “A Toast to Tuscany," The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas has announced two room packages: TOAST TUSCANY and TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE. TOAST TUSCANY offers great savings with 15 percent off of studios, 1-bedroom villas and 2-bedroom villas at the time of booking on It also includes a bottle of Tuscan Sun Wines in your room upon arrival and two tickets to “A Toast to Tuscany.” The length of stay is flexible but the trip must include the event date of Sept. 23, 2015. Please note, ticket charges will not appear in your online cart at time of purchase but will automatically be charged at resort check-in. This package is limited. Please visit for more information.

The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas also offers TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE. This package includes a thoughtful selection of wine and a gourmet charcuterie board and cheese display in your ocean-view villa upon arrival. It also features two tickets to “A Toast to Tuscany.” In addition, TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE offers a private, ocean-front dinner for two, complete with a live musician and personal chef who will prepare a culinary experience to remember. Top off your stay with The Wine Down Body Wrap and Mini-Facial for two at Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin. This treatment uses products from Farmhouse Fresh featuring resveratrol from winery grapes designed to help renew your skin. The TOAST TUSCANY DELUXE package has a minimum three night length of stay. Stay dates are flexible but must include the event date of Sept. 23, 2015. This exclusive package starts at $4,700 and is limited. Please call 808-662-2614 for more information.

Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2015, 2014 and 2013, and Gold ‘Aipono Award for Best Italian from Maui No Ka Oi Magazine for three consecutive years (2015, 2014 and 2013), Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, presents classic Italian cuisine perfected and served with a local, sustainable twist. It is open Thursdays Mondays from 5:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call 808-667-3254.

About Pūlehu, an Italian Grill
Winner of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine’s ‘Aipono Award for Best Italian (Gold) in 2015, 2014 and 2013, Pūlehu presents classic Italian cuisine perfected and served with a local sustainable twist. Overlooking the koi pond gardens of The Westin Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the restaurant is famed for its delicious pastas and pizzas prepared in a woodstone oven. The resort’s talented chefs have also partnered with local farmers to present signature touches to the menu that boasts fresh catch and homegrown ingredients. Menu specials include award-winning Molokai Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Duetto of Bruschetta, Poached Kaua’i Prawns, Risotto Crusted Pesce (island catch), Eggplant Caponata and Lasagna. Pūlehu, which means to cook over an open flame in Hawaiian, is highly-popular for its affordable 3-course Menu, extensive wine list and wine pairing dinner events. A private room is available for special occasions. Free self-parking. Visit

About The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas Located on 26 oceanfront acres of North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas provide spacious villa accommodations with Westin amenities such as the Heavenly Bed, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchens and washers/dryers. The resort also offers convenient outdoor grilling areas, general stores with a deli, excellent restaurants and bars, outdoor pools, Westin Kids Club, full-service Spa Helani, golf and resort activities for all ages. Other fun pursuits such as whale watching (November to April), catamaran sailing adventures, hiking, horseback riding and championship golfing are easily accessible. The resort also offers a multitude of watersport activities, as well as complimentary shuttle services to Lahaina town. Visit