More than 100 chefs from around the world and Hawaii, and 25 master sommeliers, winemakers and expert bartenders. A dozen events. Three islands. And you. You, that is, if you’re planning on being in the Islands in October and November for the culinary hoopla and multiple eating opportunities of the 7th Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Events at this premier Hawaii culinary festival spotlight the ingredients and labor of the Islands’ farmers, ranchers and fishermen, as well as Hawaii’s sustainable food and agricultural traditions. The fest also financially benefits 14 Hawaii culinary, agricultural and community organizations. Will your epic epicurean expectations be exceeded?
Beginning in Poipu, the courses follow the contour of the scenic coastline, offering magnificent views of the island’s picturesque beaches, rugged volcanic peaks, and green tropical rainforests. As dawn breaks, runners experience lush green vistas as they approach the shade of the century-old Tunnel of Trees before winding through misty Omao where the half marathoners enter Kukuiula Resort offering spectacular ocean views for the last few miles.