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Honolulu's largest food and wine festival to take place in April

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The public is invited to attend and celebrate Mary, Star of the Sea Church and School’s East Honolulu Food Festival on Saturday, April 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the school grounds (4470 Aliikoa Street). 

This year’s theme, “Paniolo Night,” features high energy entertainment by Dita Holifield’s Hillbilly House Band and Kona Winds.  Due to the popularity of this crowd pleasing “all you can eat and drink” Festival, we expect more than 2,000 people from around the island to attend. 

In keeping with the theme, each Chef will prepare delicious signature dishes such as Mongolian rack of lamb (Kahala Nui), Chef Russell Siu’s (Kakaako Kitchen) cowboy chili and nachos, Big City Diner’s kalua sliders with their famous BBQ sauce and pineapple cole slaw, and more.  More than 20 chefs and restaurants are participating including:  A Cup of Tea, Bellini Bistro & Bar, Big City Diner, Café Julia, Da Spot Health Foods  and Juices, Dave & Busters, Gourmet Goods &Sekiyas, Great Harvest Bread Company, Il Gelato, JJ’s Bistro   and French Pastry, Kahala Nui, Kahi’s Kitchen, Kakaako Kitchen, Kona Brewing Company, Maile’s Thai Bistro, NOSH Hawaii, Organic Surfer Chef, Panda Express, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and more.  For wine enthusiasts, Young’s Market Company and Kona Brewing Company will be providing wine and spirits.

Proceeds from the Food Festival will go to the Star of the Sea Youth and Homeless Ministries and provide students with classroom smart boards, playground equipment, and new computers. 

Get your tickets early.  For advance ticket information, go to eventbrite.com or call 734-0396. Cost:  $70 per person ($80 at the door) and $25 for children ages 3-13.  VIP reserved tables available.

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