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Schedule Announced for Kahala Wine and Food Classic

June 21, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox

We hear that the Kahala Hotel & Resort is going Hollywood with its fall Wine & Food Classic this year, scheduled for September 16 and 17. How so, you ask? Because chef Carolynn Spence, direct from the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, will be one of the main stars of the show. Sharing the star-billing is one of Napa’s most popular vintners, Rich Frank, owner of Frank Family Vineyards (and, in keeping with the Hollywood theme, producer of USA Network’s Royal Pains and FX’s Wilfred). Kahala W&FC regular Michael Herklots of Nat Sherman rounds out the ensemble cast with another batch of fine cigars. (Are you tired of the Hollywood references yet? Okay, we're done!)
The two-day culinary showcase will include gourmet dinners on Friday and Saturday, a cooking demonstration and wineology seminar on Saturday morning, a cigar experience on Saturday afternoon, and a cigar tasting following dinner on Saturday night. All events are sold separately and open to the public.

Here's the schedule so far:
Friday,  September 16
Chef Carolynn Spence, Chateau Marmont, Gourmet Dinner featuring course-by-course wine pairings by Frank Family Vineyards, 6:30-10 p.m. Kokohead Lawn; $150 per person.

Saturday,  September 17
Cooking Demo with Chateau Marmont executive chef Carolynn Spence, 10 a.m. Maile Ballroom; $80 per person
Wineology Seminar hosted by Frank Rich, owner of Frank  Family Vineyards featuring cuisine by The Kahala’s Chef Wayne Hirabayashi, 1-3 p.m. Waialae Ballroom; $50 per person
Cigar  Experience - Learn the secrets of a fine cigar with Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots, 3-5 p.m.; Kainoa Terrace; $30 per  person
Chef Carolynn Spence, Chateau  Marmont, Gourmet Dinner II - A new and exciting menu and culinary experience with Chef Spence at the helm, with special wine pairings by Frank Family Vineyards, 6:30 – 10 p.m. Kokohead Lawn; $150 per person
Cigars & Stars - Enjoy  After Dinner Cigars under the stars on Kahala Beach, 10:30 p.m. – Midnight Kokohead end of Kahala Beach; $50 per person

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | June 21, 2011
Chef Carolynn Spence, direct from the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, will be one of the main stars of the show.