1st annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival to feature world-class chefs

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some of the world's top chefs will gather this upcoming weekend for the first annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. A host of activities are scheduled between September 29-October 1:

Thursday, September 29-Streets of Asia: Morimoto & Friends

6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Modern Honolulu

Presented by Hawaiian Airlines

A sampling of the participating chefs:

-"Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto, Morimoto Waikiki

-Chai Chaowasaree, Chai's Island Bistro

-Hiroshi Fukui, Hiroshi's Eurasian Tapas

-Edward Kwon, LAB XXIV

-Charles Phan, The Slanted Door

-Mourad Lahlou, Aziza

Tickets start at $200 per person

Friday, September 30-Halekulani Master Chefs Gala Dinner Series

6:00 p.m.


A sampling of the participating chefs:

-Vikram Garg, Halekulani

-Hubert Keller, Fleur de Lys

-Robin Lee, Nobu Waikiki

-Alessandro Stratta, Stratta

-Tetsuya Wakuda, Tetsuya's

-Yoshihiro Murata, Kikunoi


Saturday, October 1-From Mauka to Makai: Hawaii's Sustainable Future

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Hilton Hawaiian Village

A sampling of the participating chefs:

-John Besh, Besh Restaurant Group

-Philippe Padovani, Padovani's Grill

-Michael Ginor, Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Lola

-Roy Yamaguchi, Roy's Restaurants

-Celestino Drago, Drago Restaurant Group

-Ed Kenney, Town

Tickets start at $200 per person

For more information, visit www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com