PR HFWF Daytime Programs Announcement FINALREV by wangping12


Candice Lee Kraughto
Mobile: 808.551.8533

                Tastings, cultural excursion, educational lunches and innovative
                        seminars added to the Festivalʼs daily schedule

Honolulu, Hawai`i (July 21, 2011) - An exciting line-up of daytime programs has just been added
to the Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival scheduled for September 29 - October 1, 2011. Tickets
went on sale last month for the Festivalʼs main attractions - three signature evening events
featuring 30 celebrity chefs from the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong,
Singapore and Australia - “Streets of Asia: Morimoto and Friends presented by Hawaiian
Airlines” at The Waikiki EDITION, “The 1st Annual Halekulani Master Chefs Dinner,” and “Mauka
to Makai - Hawai`iʼs Sustainable Future” at Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa - with tickets
ranging from $200 to $1,000 per person to benefit the Hawai`i Agricultural Foundation and
Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head.

Tickets are on sale now for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festivalʼs daytime events of master wine
tastings, an exclusive cultural excursion to an 800-year-old restored fishpond and lo`i (taro
field), and interactive and innovative seminars mixing food, travel and technology, ranging in
price from $40-$100 per person.

Friday, September 30, 2011

“Kamehameha Schools presents Taste of He`eia”
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Price per person $85.00 (limited to 50 pax)
An exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the 800-year-old restored Hawaiian
ahupua`a of He`eia, historically reaching across Kane`ohe Bay to include Mokapu. The tour will
be led by expert cultural practitioners and the stewards of these historic places. Hiilei Kawelo,
executive director of Paepae o He`eia fishpond and Rick Barboza, co-founder of a native
Hawaiian plant nursery Hui Ku Maoli Ola and a director of Papahana Kuaola, will guide you on
an intimate hands-on tour of the He`eia ahupua`a, a native Hawaiian concept of land
management that extended from the heavens to the horizon and takes in the natural systems to
provide the rain and other resources that gives life to the land. The ahupua`a flowed from the
mountain to the sea. An authentic Hawaiian lunch sourced from the bounty of He`eia will end
your day. Prepared by Kamehameha Schools ohana (family), your stream-side meal includes
wild pig - cooked in-ground, steamed sweet potato and taro, smoked and raw preparations of
fish and Hawaiian seaweed. A selection of beer and wine will be served.

                   Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival P.O. Box 236020 Honolulu, HI 96823-3519
   Tel: 808.738.6245 Email: Web:
“Ideas, Innovations and Inspirations” Table Talk
10:00 to 11:30 a.m., The Waikiki EDITION
Price per person $40
Meet the innovators behind a roof top garden business, a non-profit farm whose main crop is
people (veggies are second), the chef who with Paul Newman created The Dressing Room and
a social entrepreneur changing Hawai`i one plate at a time. The party will start with a morning
“mash-up” led by a master mixologist who will guide attendees in a “garden to glass” Bloody
Mary making contest.

“Setting the 21st Century Table in Hawai`i” Lunch
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., The Waikiki EDITION
Price per person $50
This intimate talk-story “farmerʼs lunch” showcases the bounty of our islands and the farmers
who are working to create a diverse and secure food system here. Grab a Hawai`i “bento”
featuring farmers: Shin Ho of Ho Farms, Monique van der Stroom and Sabrina St. Martin of
Naked Cow Dairy and Gary Forth of Ma`o Farms for a round-table talk story session. Co-
moderators include Michel Nischan president of Wholesome Wave and Ed Kenney, chef and
owner of Town and Downtown @HISAM.

“Food Entrepreneurs Wanted” Fast Pitch
1:15 to 3:00 p.m. The Waikiki EDITION
Price per person $40
Think youʼve got the next Groupon, Open Table or dreamed of starting your own restaurant?
This is your chance to pitch your creative concept to industry veterans from the restaurant,
banking and technology sectors. Our special moderator is Dave McClure, founding partner of
500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund and accelerator program. Foodie startups funded by
500 Startups include Culture Kitchen, Spoondate and Foodspotting. Dave has been geeking out
in Silicon Valley for over twenty years, working with companies such as PayPal, Mint, Facebook
and Linkedin. This sessionʼs format includes five pitches in five minutes with all attendees
participating in a "speed dating" round of pitches to the panel.

An All Day Pass for the September 30th day programs - Ideas, Innovations & Inspirations
seminar, Setting the 21st Century Table in Hawai`i Lunch and Fast Pitch Food Entrepreneurs
Wanted seminar - is available at $99 per person and does not include the Kamehameha
Schools Presents the Taste of He`eia excursion or the signature evening event, the 1st Annual
Master Chefs Gala Dinner Series.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

“Private Picks: Master Sommelierʼs Favorite Producers” Master Tasting
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Halekulani
Price per person $100.00
Join Larry Stone, Richard Betts and Roberto Viernes for a tasting of some of their most beloved
wines as each master sommelier selects their personal favorites from some of the worldʼs top

                   Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival P.O. Box 236020 Honolulu, HI 96823-3519
   Tel: 808.738.6245 Email: Web:
wine producers. Each master will select four wines from world-class producers as they lead you
on an intimate discussion and tasting on why these wines are on their “best of the best” list.

“Two Vineyards, Twelve Grand Cru Wines” Master Tasting
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Halekulani
Price per person $100.00
The ultimate white event featuring two of the greatest chardonnay vineyards in the world, Corton
Charlemagne and Batard Montrachet. The sit-down vertical tasting offers a rare opportunity to
experience a comparative tasting of six different vintages from each of these historic vineyards.
Master sommeliers Richard Betts, Larry Stone and Roberto Viernes will guide you through the

DFS Galleria Presents “Like Coffee for Chocolate”
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., DFS Galleria
Price per person $45.00
For the coffee and chocolate lover, this interactive tasting led by the reigning U.S. barista
champion and #2 finisher at the 2011 world championships, Pete Licata, is a chance to
experience the fine art of pairing coffee with chocolate pastries and confections. At this session
you will taste world class, Hawai`i grown and roasted coffees paired with chocolate desserts
made from Waialua Estate cacao. The desserts have been specially created for this event to
bring out the unique flavor attributes of each coffee and compliment the Hawai`i grown cacao.
Hawai`i is the only state in the nation growing coffee and cacao.

Tickets for the Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival are on sale now and may be purchased online at


                   Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival P.O. Box 236020 Honolulu, HI 96823-3519
   Tel: 808.738.6245 Email: Web:

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