The 2012 version of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is set to kick off. This year’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival will look to repeat the success it had last year, when it first launched the festival. Last year’s Food and Wine Festival was a huge success, and this year should be even bigger, with tons of stuff to see and do, this is a must do for food and wine lovers in Hawaii.
The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Set in the lush island paradise of O‘ahu, the four-day Festival features a roster of over 50 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Honolulu and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.
With so much to see and do during the event, we have taken the liberty of breaking it down for you day by day. This was taken straight from the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival website, so the information is spot on. See you down at the festival!
Purchase tickets to the entire event or separate events by going HERE.
**Note: Only signature events and times are listed below. There are daily events as well. Click on the “tickets link above to view all events.
2012 Hawaii Food and Wine Festival Schedule
Kicking off the Festival, “Enter the MODERN Dragon: Morimoto and Friends” at The MODERN Honolulu will build on Hawai`i’s unique location where East meets West. In Chinese Astrology, 2012 is the year of the Dragon – the most powerful and auspicious of the 12 animal signs, bringing high energy and prosperity. Once again led by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, “Enter the MODERN Dragon” will be a showcase of foods prepared by twelve of the most esteemed international chefs from Asia and the Pacific.
- DATE: Thursday, September 6
- TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- LOCATION: The MODERN Honolulu
Friday, September 7th:
- DATE:Friday, September 7
- TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8th
Paying tribute to the Hawaiian “Makahiki” festival, or harvest season, the third evening event will showcase Hawai‘i’s sustainable future with twenty-two celebrity chefs, many of whom are notable for promoting “farm to table” sustainable sourcing and cooking practices.
- DATE:Saturday, September 8
- TIME:6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
- LOCATION:Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Sunday, September 9th
The event finale will be hosted on the Westside of O‘ahu at Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and JW Marriot Ihilani Resort & Spa. World-renowned chefs will create a culinary tour of ethnic foods from around the world using local produce and products at the lagoons under the stars. Guests will guide themselves down a culinary pathway abundant of dishes created with local produce and products infused with distinctive flavors, spices and ingredients.
- DATE:Sunday, September 9
- TIME:6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- LOCATION:Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
Remember, there are daily events as well. You can purchase tickets to signature events and see daily events HERE. The 2012 Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is going to be amazing. Make sure you get out and experience it.