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Food and wine lovers made the trip out to Ko Olina Resort Friday evening to take part in the first night of this fundraiser

Posted May 21, 2011 by Ed Morita

Food and wine lovers made the trip out to Ko Olina Resort Friday evening to take part in the first night of the Hawaii Wine and Food at Ko Olina, a two-day benefit for the Kapolei Foundation.

Friday’s festivities including a grand grazing of food prepared by Anne Burrell, host of the Food Network’s “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef,” Sansei Seafood Restaurant, 3660 on the Rise, Tango, Poke Stop and JJ Bistro & French Pastry. Wine was provided by Emeritus Vineyards, Dutton Estate, while locally brewed beers came from Mehana Brewing Company and Hawaii Nui Brewing Company. Saturday’s events include more wine and food pairings and a beachside barbeque and fashion show.

The edibles

Waialua Soda (1 of 30)

Waialua Soda

Waialua Sodas were available to festival attendees.

Party pics

Hawaii Wine and Food (1 of 23)

Hawaii Wine and Food


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  1. lihinggirl
    Posted May 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    double chocolate mousse with a macaron *drool* thx @NctrnlBst!

  2. Melissa808
    Posted May 22, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Your people shots are so crisp!

  3. turkfontaine
    Posted May 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

    @Melissa808 ed’s people are all crispy.

  4. Posted August 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Good Food, good wine, what fun! Wish I could have been there.

About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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