Maui Gears Up For 32nd Annual Wine and Food Festival

The wine glasses are polished, the aprons are pressed and the knives are sharpened at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua as the premier Maui beachfront resort readies to host the 32nd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival from June 6 – 9.

Event preparations continue for the next two weeks leading up to the event when renowned wine-makers, star-power chefs and Maui’s own celebrated contingent of culinary stars will converge for this weekend of epicurean delights.

“Kapalua Wine & Food Festival brings together some of the best chef and wine talents from the mainland to Maui, a destination of unmatched beauty,” said Tom Donovan, vice president and general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, in a written release. “The Ritz-Carlton is proud to host and support this annual tradition of events in Kapalua."

This year’s festival boasts master sommeliers, Michael A. Jordan as host and Chuck Furuya as co-host. Highly touted celebrity chefs, Gary Danko of Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco and Nancy Oakes of Boulevard in San Francisco, will lead interactive cooking demonstrations of their specialty cuisines during the weekend.

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