The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is almost here. You can expect three amazing days of food, wine and fun – not to mention a number of great activities that you can get tickets for. All of this will take place August 29th – September 7th. Check out the schedule below and see what events and/or activities will be taking place. Enjoy!
2014 Hawaii Food and Wine Festival Schedule
Day 01, Friday, August 29, 2014
Aloha ʻAina, Aloha Kai – Love of the Land, Love of the Sea
The 2014 Festival launches on Hawaiʻi Island with Aloha ʻAina, Aloha Kai – Love of the Land, Love of the Sea at the Waikoloa Beach Resort with the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Hilton Waikoloa Village. Hawaiʻi Island, the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago is abundant with fertile agricultural lands that produce local beef, seafood and produce. Join us for an exclusive six course gala on the volcanic grounds of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort featuring products grown on Hawaiʻi Island.
Day 02, Sunday, August 31, 2014
Kāʻanapali Kitchen Stadium Under a Maui Moon
Take a first row seat at the beach-front Kitchen Stadium as master chefs prepare a six course menu under the Maui moonlight as Kāʻanapali Fresh comes to an end. Enjoy reserved seating at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s open-air Napili Gardens and savor in an extraordinary dining experience produced by six renowned chefs highlighting Maui grown products.
Ka‘anapali Fresh has become ‘the most blogged about’ culinary destination event on Maui. Produced and hosted by Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association, (whose members include resort hotels and condominiums, world-class golf courses, shopping centers, restaurants and ocean activity providers) the three-day festival features Maui-inspired cuisine paired with local farms and international wines and spirits.
It’s our credo that good food brings people together no matter where they’re from … We invite you August 29 – 31, 2014 to explore the bounty of the island with dishes creatively prepared by our resort chefs as well as celebrity chefs from Hawai‘i. Discover new ways to build cocktails with fresh ingredients, explore a Maui farm, and experience authentic Hawaiian culture.
Along the way, indulge in the beauty of Hawai‘i’s legendary master-planned resort at Ka‘anapali: stroll on America’s Best Beach, frolic with marine life in the clear blue sea or simply enjoy the warm sun and lush landscape.
Day 03, Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Experience the legend of two of France’s greatest treasures: Sturia Caviar and Champagne Krug!! Join us for a luxurious evening of indulgence as we enjoy four spectacular Caviars of French Sturgeon, coupled with three monumental Vintages of Champagne Krug. Champagne wishes and caviar dreams will come true. Limited to 36 seats!
Day 04, Thursday, September 4, 2014
A Lucky MODERN Buddha Belly
A Lucky MODERN Buddha Belly puts a spotlight on Hawaii’s unique location as a culinary hub of the Pacific where East meets West. Join THE MODERN HONOLULU as 14 esteemed chefs showcase dishes inspired by the Lucky Buddha who is known for happiness, plenitude, and wisdom of contentment.
Day 05, Friday, September 5, 2014
Fourth Annual Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Cook to Compete
Join us for the “Fourth Annual Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Series: Chefs Who Cook to Compete” as some of the most competitive chefs in the world plate up a lavish six-course dining experience. These master chefs are familiar with competition and will “wow” your palates to win your approval as their favorite chef. The gala will be an evening of elegant fine dining and extraordinary wine pairings.
Laulima @ Heʻeia with Jose Garces, Hubert Keller, Mark Noguchi & Christina Tosi
Learn from Hawaiian cultural practitioners what it takes to care for the Heʻeia ahupuaʻa (ancient land division extending from mountain to sea), an 800-year-old fishpond and loʻi on the windward side of Oʻahu. Laulima means a group of people working together, so take your pick: clear limu and rocks out of an 800-year-old fishpond or get your hands and feet muddy in the loʻi (irrigated terrace) to experience traditional practices of land stewardship. Change of clothing recommended, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Campari USA Presents After Party
Dance the night away with celebrity chefs and winemakers at The Republik!
Featuring Hawai‘i’s hottest bands, Irie Love and NESIAN NINE, the AFTER PARTY promises a mix of Hawai‘i R&B, Reggae and new era music. Our own Chef/DJ, Hubert Keller will then take center stage and mix it up with the best Techno, Dance, Trance, Progressive and Electro music. Your late night munchies will be satisfied with fun and imaginative bar food, creatively crafted by six of Hawai‘i’s renowned chefs. Then six of New York city’s master mixologists (one by way of Denver) will be shaking things up, as they showcase some of the most unbelievable exotic Hawaiian inspired cocktails on the Planet. (For you purists don’t worry, we will also have some amazing spirits, wine, and beer!)
VIP Table Service Available!
Enjoy VIP entry, champagne upon entry, reserved seating, and bottle service with premium Spirits & mixers! Limited tickets available. For more information, contact Aya Nishihara: 808-738-6245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 06, Saturday, September 6, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines Presents Corks & Forks
This extraordinary event will feature 20 world-renown celebrity chefs and 20 of the Napa Valley’s Greatest Wine Estates, each to be pouring their flagship wine. Sip and savor some of the most sought after wines on the planet from producers like: Grace Family Vineyards, Colgin Cellars, Opus One Winery, Morlet Family Vineyards, Blankiet Estate, Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia, Rivers-Marie, Caymus Vineyards, Silver Oak Wine Cellars, and more!
Enjoy these celebrated Napa wines while enjoying some of the most exquisite, finely crafted dishes featuring the freshest local ingredients available in Hawaiʻi. Join your favorite winemaker and chef under the stars on the rooftop of the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.
HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun!
The HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun is a family culinary outing you won’t want to miss! Meet and take photos with celebrity chefs, watch chefs cook-up healthy, yet nutritious dishes, interact with finalists of the Kellogg’s and Foodland Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, enjoy foods from Hawai‘i’s best food trucks by Street Grindz, participate in fitness and friendly physical challenges, and shop at our own farmers market!
The Majesty and Mystique of Colgin Cellars: A Vertical Tasting of Colgin Cellars Terroirs
Colgin Cellars is not only one of California’s Cult wines but perhaps its greatest. Ann Colgin, a former wine auctioneer for the esteemed auction house of Sothebys founded Colgin Cellars in 1992 with a vision of making the finest wines from exceptional hillside vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley. Colgin has been instrumental in forging a world-renowned reputation for California’s small production hand-crafted wines. Colgin Cellars produces exquisitely handcrafted red wines that have focused on precision, aromatics, and minerality.
We are privileged to host an unprecedented vertical tasting of four of their distinct and exceptional wines from Red IX Estate, Cariad Vineyard and Tychson Hill. This once in a lifetime experience will be led by Master Sommelier and Colgin C.O.O. Paul Roberts. Seating is limited to 50 guests.
Masters of the Chardonnay Universe: Through the Eyes of Kermit Lynch
Join us for a rare opportunity to experience some of the greatest Chardonnays on the planet as we walk through the vineyards of Domaine Coche-Dury, Domaine Roulot, and Domaine de Chérisey. A tasting of multiple vintages from each producer will be poured so you may witness first hand, how spectacular these wines become as they age. Seating limited to 50 guests.
My Favorite Wine Producers in the World
What wines do master sommeliers cherish? This sold-out, annual seminar is back by popular demand! Join Richard Betts, Roberto Viernes, and Joseph Spellman for a tasting of their most beloved wines. A selection of their personal favorites from some of the world’s top wine producers will be poured while they share personal insights and stories related to each wine. Seating limited to 50 guests.
Caymus Vineyards: Vertical Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
This year, we celebrate yet another amazing milestone in the Napa Valleys storied history. We are proud to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon! Please join Joseph Wagner and our esteemed panel of Master Sommeliers, as we celebrate the achievement with a special tasting of the 2012 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by an eight year vertical tasting of Caymus Vineyards Special Selection! You won’t want to miss it! Seating limited to 50 guests.
Day 07, Sunday, September 7, 2014
It’s a Food World After All
There can’t be a better way to end a festival but on the beach, in the sand as the sun sets along Oʻahu’s western shore. Join 15 celebrity chefs who will prove that the easiest way to win most hearts and minds is through the stomach as they take you on a culinary journey that connects the world through food and culture. Enjoy a night under the stars at the picturesque lagoon fronting Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa.
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Battle of the Brunch Showdown hosted by Adam Richman
Hosted by Adam Richman, enjoy Sunday brunch with a battle of the chef duos, as three female master chefs get paired with three of their male counterparts to cook up some of the most creative, delightful and tasty breakfast-lunch dishes. Up on the roof-top of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, guests will be asked to judge each dish and determine the winning duo in the first Battle of the Brunch. All dishes will be prepared using the finest locally grown, caught and raised products in Hawaii. Cocktails will also be served up by the lovely ladies of Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii.
**Exclusive Pool Party Package available!!
Special reserved cabanas for eight (8) are available! Gather your friends for a relaxing morning that will have your friends debating the best brunch! For more information and to reserve, contact Aya Nishihara: 808-738-6245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As it does every year, the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival offers some amazing events and activities for just about everyone. Make sure you get your tickets to this year’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival and plan your schedule accordingly. Aloha. Visit http://www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/ for more information.