Some 1,100 people converged on Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Great Lawn Saturday for the final night of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. The event, Mauka to Makai, focused on the farm-to-table movement, emphasizing the use of fresh, locally grown ingredients.
Local and guest chefs used seafood, meat and produce from farms across the state to prepare phenomenal dishes to go with various wines and spirits from around the country. Chefs Ed Kenney of Town, Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Jeffery Vigilla, Dean Fearing of Fearing’s Restaurant in Dallas, Marcel Vigneron of “Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen” and Michael Cimarusti of Providence restaurant were among a field of award-winning chefs that made the first-annual event a huge success, leaving people shouting “hana hou.”
- Artisanal beer dinner at 12th Avenue Grill
- Weekend in Hana
- Hana Harvest dinner
- Harvest day at Mahele Farm
- Countdown to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival