Hawaii's Latest Culinary Offerings

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Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Set for August

The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. It takes place August 29-September 7. The Festival features a roster of more than 80 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawaii’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry. Agents Should E-mail [email protected]

James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour at Grand Wailea

Executive Chef Eric Faivre and Grand Wailea host James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour from August 15-16. James Beard Award-winning guest chefs David Burke, Johnny Iuzzini and Norm Van Aken will prepare their signature cuisines for a fabulous reception on August 15 and a dinner August 16 amid the fountain pools and gardens at Grand Wailea. The event benefits James Beard Foundation and its mission to celebrate, nurture and preserve America's diverse culinary heritage and future. Visit www.celebritycheftour.com and www.grandwailea.com.


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Pineapple Grill Announces New Bar "8" Special

Pineapple Grill Restaurant at Kapalua Resort announces an innovative new bar special Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Specials include 8 craft cocktails and martinis, 8 wines by the glass and 8 new bar pupu (appetizers) for $8 each after 8 p.m. Enjoy these bar specials while listening to top island musicians. Often called "The Cheers Bar" of Kapalua, Pineapple Grill is the perfect spot for meeting and making friends. The restaurant is a casual fine dining restaurant located at The Bay Course Clubhouse featuring innovative island cuisine. Visit www.pineapplekapalua.com.

Enjoy Family-style Dining at Cliff Dive Grill with New Menu

Cliff Dive Grill features a new flame grilled skewer menu themed around family dining. Taking its inspiration from family grill-outs on the beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa's Executive Sous Chef Raymond Nicasio recreates beach dining at the Cliff Dive Grill. The Kealii and Kamalii dishes feature sumptuous combinations of mahimahi, beef, chicken, shrimp, and vegetable flame-grilled skewers along with a selection of sides including grilled corn on the cob, pineapple spears, baked beans, cornbread and more. Visit www.sheraton-maui.com.

The Fairmont Kea Lani Offers Lifestyle Cuisine Dining

Fairmont is proud to offer Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, a unique program for clients with specialty diets, such as vegan, raw, macrobiotic and diabetic. Each three-course menu offers includes a nutritious selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts and is available at restaurants across the resort, including Kea Lani Restaurant for breakfast and the award-winning signature restaurant, Ko, for lunch and dinner. Lifestyle Cuisine Plus menus are part of the luxury resort's wellness program, which includes daily yoga, meditation and the new Willow Stream Spa. Visit www.fairmont.com/kealani.

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New Orchards Add More Estate Grown Tropical Fruit to Lumeria Maui's Farm Gardens

More than 130 citrus and fruit trees have been planted to augment the Lumeria Maui farm whose gardens currently provide fresh, organic edibles for the property's guests and restaurant. Fifty new fruit trees will offer additional estate grown fruit to the Lumeria inventory including Meyer lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, figs, papaya, star fruit and longan. Additionally, 40 banana and 40 papaya trees were planted. The estate grown fruit ensures the freshest possible product and reduces Lumeria's carbon footprint with reduced product transportation. Visit www.lumeriamaui.com.

Kaanapali's Grown on Maui Farmers Market

Kaanapali Beach Resort Association, in partnership with the Maui County Farm Bureau, presents the official Grown on Maui Farmers Market featuring the bounty of Maui, hot breakfast items and entertainment on Saturday, June 7 from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m., oceanfront at Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants. Visit www.kaanapaliresort.com.

Tickets on Sale for 33rd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the 33rd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival from June 12 - 15. It is a collaboration of Kapalua Resort partners creating a new spin on the longest running food and wine event in the USA. This celebration of epicurean excellence will convene the finest in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian, notably, the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui and here at the world-renowned Kapalua Resort. Visit www.kapaluawineandfood.com.

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