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A Taste of the Island of Hawaii

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A Taste of the Island of Hawaii
With a tropical climate, lush landscapes, and a 365-day growing season, the island of Hawaii tastes as good as it looks. And there are a whole host of events that celebrate its bounty, from legendary Kona coffee to the freshest fish and fruits. The talents of both local and visiting chefs are also on display, with your pick of lavish dinners, interactive cooking classes, and cookouts under the stars. Here’s our curated menu of six must-experience events that showcases the varied flavors of the island of Hawaii.
Sponsored by The Hawaiian Islands
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    Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
    More than 120 master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers gather in Hawaii for this annual festival spread across multiple islands over three weekends. Sample your way through the morning’s freshest catch, coffee-infused savory selections, and sweet treats such as mango crème fraiche and coconut-lime caramels. And don’t forget about the drinks—as colorful as the sunsets and as refreshing as the trade winds.
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    Return of Cuisines of the Sun
    Hawaii’s 365-day growing season is celebrated with this event showcasing the diverse bounty of the Island of Hawaii in a six-course lavish dinner paired with fine wines. Culinary talent includes chefs Dean Fearing, François Payard, and Robert Del Grande.
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    Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Presents Chef Fest 2017
    The talents of top chefs are on display at this indulgent culinary event featuring high-profile dinners, interactive cooking classes, and wine tastings set against an intimate beach setting. Executive Chef Thomas Bellec welcomes guest chefs Andy Ricker, Gabrielle Hamilton, Neal Fraser, Edward Lee, Ivan Orkin, and Jonathan Waxman.
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    A Taste of Hilo
    Savor local flavors and ingredients at this annual event highlighting more than 30 of the Island of Hawaii’s tastemakers and beverage purveyors. Enjoy sweet and savory delights created by chefs, restaurants, and patisseries, and sample locally crafted beer, wine, and sake. Funds from this event support the culinary program at Hawaii Community College.
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    Kona Coffee Festival
    Enjoy coffee and food tastings and experience hands-on cultural events that celebrate the legacy of Hawaii’s beloved Kona coffee. The 10-day event offers a firsthand look at the world-famous crop through historic farm tours, coffee cherry pickings, and art exhibits at restored mills.
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    Christmas with the Chefs
    Christmas cheer is served in abundance at this annual event held on the historic seaside grounds of King Kamehameha’s family compound. Chefs delight attendees with expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines, Kona coffee, live music, and dancing under the stars.