Brunello Cucinelli Umbrian Dinner
On November 29, 2018, Brunello Cucinelli and NMG Network welcomed an intimate party of twenty-four distinguished guests to its Waikiki boutique, closing its doors for an exclusive, curated event. They gathered in the brand’s pristine International Market Place location, adjacent to the iconic banyan tree, for a special evening of dining and camaraderie. Brunello Cucinelli’s heritage is deeply rooted in his Umbrian origins and driven by a passionate belief in humanistic enterprise. This private dinner party showcased the brand’s history and culture, strengthening the connection with its customers.
Guests were treated to an authentic, five-course Italian dinner curated by Chef Michele Di Bari and his wife Qiana of Sale Pepe on Maui. Chef Michele was born in Milano, leaving Italy at the age of seventeen to begin his career in France, Germany, eventually making his way to New York and most recently Hawaii. Wine from Umbria, including Paolo Bea “ARBOREUS” Trebbiano Spoletino 2011 and Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2011, complemented the meal, with the evening concluding over tiramisu and illy espresso.