The annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) returns to Hawaii Island, Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 6-9 p.m., with a signature six-course dinner event, “Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine,” held at Hilton Waikoloa Village in partnership with the Waikoloa Beach Resort and Waikoloa Beach Marriott. Inspired by the fabled, fiery island, taste buds erupt with ingredients from the land’s diverse bounty prepared by international culinary masters and wine flows like lava to ignite palates with exceptional pairings by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii. VIP and First Hawaiian Bank/MasterCard Preferred attendees receive exclusive 5 p.m. entry. Ticket pricing for General Admission is priced at $250 + tax, and VIP Access priced at $500 + tax.
“The theme was something we knew would define the intensity of talent and flavors flowing into this event, and there is no better place to present seven of the hottest chefs than the Big Island – home of the mythical Hawaiian goddess of fire, Pele,” said Denise Yamaguchi, chief executive officer, HFWF. “Much like the island’s eruptions and ever-changing lava flow, these chefs ignite appetites and explore new culinary paths with cuisine creations that are hotter than ever before.”
Four of the six featured chefs are James Beard Award winners and a fifth chef from Korea is known for running one of Asia’s best restaurants in 2016. Some of the Mainland’s most talented culinary artists, including Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Los Angeles), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller, Las Vegas), Michelle Bernstein (Seagrape, Miami), and Bruce Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Restaurants, New York) are also with favorite local chefs, Hans Lentz (Hilton Waikoloa Village) and Jayson Kanekoa (Waikoloa Beach Marriott) with Tae-Hwan Ryu (Ryunique, Seoul, South Korea).
Those eager to savor the flavors of authentic Hawaiian dishes can take advantage of Hilton Waikoloa Village’s best available rates, starting at $239+ tax per room, bookable at the property’s website on Hilton.com or by calling 1 808 886 1234. General ticket purchase to the “Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine” event is available online at: www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com. First Hawaiian Bank MasterCard Preferred Access benefits will only be honored when making a General Admission ticket purchase using a First Hawaiian Bank MasterCard.