• When: 29 June 2017

  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Location: Yauatcha Waikiki, International Marketplace


  • Member – $80.00
  • Non-member – $85.00
  • Limited Seating: 30 attendees
  • RSVP by Monday, June 26


How to Pair Spirits with Dim Sum

Dame Amy Bender of Kai Vodka will teach you how to pair spirits with dim sum at this fun workshop.


Savory Dim Sum

Baked venison puff
Har gau
Pork and prawn shui mai
Grilled Wagyu beef in black pepper sauce
Steamed scallop shui mai with tobiko
Crispy Pacific petrale sole with sweet and sour sauce
Stir-fry chicken with soy and vinegar sauce
Roasted duck pumpkin puff
Red rice vegetable dumpling

Sweet Dim Sum

Mini chocolate pebble
Mini cassis grand macaron
Mini apple choux 

Drink Menu

Aloha Old Fashioned
Fiorente Spritz
Mango Lemongrass
Coconut White Russian

Amy Bender, a graduate of Punahou and UH Manoa, has been in the spirits business for 8 years as the dedicated sales and marketing person for her family business, KAI Spirits. With extensive travel across the US for KAI, and notable sales abroad, she’s seen many trends and regional applications for spirits and the artistry of mixology.

Amy enlisted A Hardy USA as the national importer for KAI in 2014.  Hardy is primarily a cognac house with French origins but offers a variety of spirits from around the world and KAI fills an important niche in their portfolio.  Amy is the Hawaii broker for the entire portfolio of spirits.

In addition to the family liquor business, Amy has a passion for helping the patients of Hawaii by recruiting donors for the Blood Bank of Hawaii.  (She notes you mustn’t drink alcohol on the day of donation!)