After four days of one fabulous food event after another, what better way to close out the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival than on a beach at Disney’s Aulani Resort. The stars were out Sunday night, both at the Ko’olina lagoon, and in the clear skies above. The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival once again delivered a amazing group of chefs, which included stars like Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai, Marcel Vigneron, Susan Spicer, Mourad Lahlou, Patrick Callarec, Celestino Drago, Patrick Fahy, Dean Fearing, Scott Higa, Jackie Lau, Raphael Lunetta, George Mavrothalassitis, Andrew Sutton and Seamus Mullen in addition to chefs from other events who came to Aulani Resort to enjoy the closing festivities. The mood at the event was kept lively and fun, starting when arriving guests were given synch bags to carry their shoes in… because the event was held right on the beach!
Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai’s wrapped Kampachi with fruit salsa.
Grilled beef with Hamakua mushrooms and pepper threads.
The Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival finale, hosted at Ko’Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and JW Marriot Ihilani Resort & Spa.
photos: Ed Morita/Hawaii Agricultural Foundation