There were so many great moments at this year’s Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. As the official blogger for the festival, I got to attend most of the events, meet several of the visiting celebrity chefs and watch them work their magic both in the kitchens and with the crowds.
Here are some of the highlights:
Paepae o He'eia (1 of 39)
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival started on Sept. 4 for me, when I joined a group in He'eia. I couldn't attend the Bounty of He'eia when the Festival officially started on Sept. 6 due to a prior commitment. That's why I was glad that Chef Mark Noguchi invited me to his harvesting day.
- A week of Jim Beam Bourbon tastings
- Artisanal beer dinner at 12th Avenue Grill
- Weekend in Hana
- Hana Harvest dinner
- Harvest day at Mahele Farm