Hawaii’s grand food festival is back. The 2017 Hawaii Food and Wine Festival will start on October 20 on the islands of Maui, Hawaii, and O‘ahu through November 5, 2017. The festival is hosting above 100 local as well as international chefs, wine and spirit producers and culinary personalities to celebrate the local culinary and agricultural industries.
It is a charity event with an aim to promote the use of local ingredients and benefits local fishermen, farmers, chefs, and ranchers. The schedule is brimming with cooking competitions, demonstrations, and wine tastings. Some of the highlights of the festival include the Spice Market, Hawaiin Cocktail Competition, Taste of the seasons, and Keiki in the Kitchen to name a few.
Move between the Sunset and Sunrise pool decks at The Modern Honolulu and travel back in time and space of the ancient Silk Road, the maritime trade routes connecting East and West. Thirteen chefs from Japan, China, and the U.S. will be working with international spices and flavors such as pepper, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves that were once transported along these routes. Take your spin on the dance floor while the chefs put the hot bowls of ramen and photogether. Relish them with refreshing cocktails and beers. Twelve chefs from the U.S. will take you off the sands of O‘ahu and through time with culinary creations inspired by the four Hawaiin seasons and seasonal favorites.
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