There is no better way to fall in love with Maui during your island vacation than through your taste buds and this upcoming event sure is mouthwatering. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, dubbed the “premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific”, showcases mixologists, winemakers, and world-class chefs on three Hawaiian Islands over the month of October. While this extravaganza has officially kicked off on the Big Island this past Saturday, October 6, the island of Maui will be hosting the first full weekend of action!
Launching the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival on Maui will be the sold-out Roy’s 21st Annual Golf Classic on October 19! Here teams will tee off at the Kaanapali Golf Course as a benefit for Imua Family Services and as they drive their way through the course, contestants can enjoy tasty chef-made bites as well as thirst-quenching cocktails. A dinner reception and award ceremony will follow the tournament at Roy’s Kaanapali.
Adding a little spice to the festivities, Spiked! at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa challenges 13 distinguished talent to push the envelopes into a world of flavor. So as you make your way from one station to the next on October 20, be sure to pair the creative combinations with the wines, craft beers, and cocktails that fall nothing short of stellar.
For those looking for a more family-centered activity, the popular Keiki in the Kitchen makes its debut in Kaanapali on October 21. YouTube baking star Rosanna Pansino will be headlining the event and invites you to come to Whalers Village for a day of play packed with food fun that the whole family can enjoy! Admission is free to those who RSVP online and will be $5 at the door.
As the sun begins to set on an exciting weekend, the festival invites you to the Kitchen Stadium created specifically for the event for a Symphony of Flavors on October 21. This six-course dinner will hit all the right notes as master chefs orchestrate indulgent dishes to pair harmoniously with wines chosen by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii.
Each ticket purchase supports the Hawaii farmers, ranchers, and fishermen along with agricultural education for children. The festival also uses proceeds to invest in the up and coming chef talent from local culinary colleges. If you are looking for the perfect thing to do in West Maui, why not get a taste of this year’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival? And if you are still shopping for lodging in Maui, Kahana Village vacation rentals has just about everything you could need for a relaxing stay!