Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Earns Nomination

July 23, 2016, 9:16 AM HST · Updated July 22, 6:25 PM
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The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival has been nominated for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Wine Festival, and leaders are hoping for your vote. Anyone can vote once every eight hours here: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-wine-festival/hawaii-food-wine-festival-honolulu/

Tickets are available for the 2016 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, as organizers gear up for a number of fine dining events this fall.

The premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific will take place over three weekends on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and O‘ahu, featuring a roster of more than 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. The Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.

Here’s the list of Maui events for the 6th annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival:

Friday, October 14, 2016
Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Roy’s Annual Golf Classic
Location: Kā‘anapali Golf Course
Time: Registration at 10 a.m., Shotgun Start at 12 p.m.
Ticket Price: $600 per person/$1500 for a team of three

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Get in the swing of things at the 19th Annual Roy’s Golf Classic alongside world-class chefs, winemakers and pro golfers. Kā‘anapali Golf Course enjoys magnificent views of Maui from thirty-six holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a shotgun start and best-ball scramble format, join the par-tee as we feature gourmet foods, beers, cocktails and dinner at the 19th hole prepared by Roy’s Kā‘anapali.

Featured chefs include:
· Henry Adaniya (Hank’s Haute Dogs, Lāhainā)

· Peter Merriman (Monkeypod Wailea, Lāhainā)

· Heather Love (Cow Pig Bun, Lāhainā)

· Joey Macadangdang (Joey’s Kitchen, Lāhainā)

· Scott McGill (TS Restaurants, Lāhainā)

· Alvin Savella (Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, Lāhainā)

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    2015 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    2015 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    Fine food from the 2015 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    Fine food from the 2015 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    Chefs craft food at the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    Chefs craft food at the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival founders at the golf challenge on Maui in 2015. Courtesy photo.

    Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival founders at the golf challenge on Maui in 2015. Courtesy photo.

    Hawai‘i Food & Wine event at the Sheraton. The festival has been nominated for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for best Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    Hawai‘i Food & Wine event at the Sheraton. The festival has been nominated for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for best Wine Festival. Courtesy photo.

    Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Kāʻanapali: A Chef’s Paradise
    Location: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
    Time: 6-9 p.m., VIP: 5-9 p.m.
    Ticket Price: $200, VIP: $300

    Amazing food, great cocktails, fine wines, refreshing beers- a true chef’s paradise! Add the tropical sunset backdrop of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Black Rock lawn for the perfect pairing. Kāʻanapali: A Chef’s Paradise highlights Maui’s best of land and sea for a sustainable culinary experience starring the Island’s fresh seafood, meat and produce. Enjoy epicurean delights created by 13 celebrated chefs and raise your glass to an unforgettable night overlooking Black Rock Beach.

    Featured chefs include:
    · Isaac Bancaco (Ka‘ana Kitchen, Wailea)

    · Lincoln Carson (Lincoln Heavy Industries Pastry & Hospitality Consulting, Los Angeles)

    · Graham Elliott (Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago)

    · Elizabeth Falkner (New York)

    · Ben Ford (FFS L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles)

    · Bev Gannon (Bev Gannon Restaurants, Maui)

    · Greg Gaspar (Sheraton Maui, Maui)

    · Rory Hermann (Sprout LA, Los Angeles)

    · Michelle Karr-Ueoka (MW Restaurant, Honolulu)

    · Raphael Lunetta (JiRaffe Management & Consulting, Los Angeles)

    · Andrew Sutton (Napa Rose, Anaheim)

    · Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger, Wellesley)

    · Martin Yan (Yan Can Cook, San Mateo)

    Sunday, October 16, 2016
    Hawaiian Airlines Presents Soaring Palates
    Location: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
    Time: 6-9 p.m., VIP: 5-9 p.m.
    Ticket Price: $250, VIP- $500

    From the East Coast to the West Coast, and across the Pacific to Japan, buckle your seatbelts and fly with us on this epicurean journey of culinary delights. This six-course dinner will feature six first class chefs to keep your palate soaring from course to course. Fine wine pairings by Southern Wine & Spirits Hawaii ensure a night full of culinary highs at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.

    Featured chefs include:
    · Kentaro Chen (Shisen Hanten, Tokyo)

    · Jose Garces (Garces Group, Philadelphia)

    · Greg Grohowski (Hyatt Maui, Maui)

    · Francois Payard (Francois Payard Bakery, New York)

    · Alessandro Stratta (Prado, Scottsdale)

    · Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto, New York)

    The festival supports around 14 nonprofits around the state, including Imua Family Services, Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation, Maui County Farm Bureau and Maui Culinary Academy.

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