The grand finale to this year’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, Beauty and the Feast, got under way Sunday as the sun was setting over Ko Olina’s beautiful lagoons.
The sold-out event featured 12 master chefs from all over the world, including Jose Garces of Garces Group in Philadelphia, Hubert Keller of Fleur by Hubert Keller in Las Vegas, our own George Mavrothalassitis of Chef Mavro, Tetsuya Wakuda of Tetsuya’s in Sydney, Australia, Jennifer Yee of Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery in New York City, Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, and hosting chef Kyle Higa of Aulani. They were joined by master sommeliers and mixologists for an unforgettable evening on the beach.
Diners were entertained by Hawaiian music artists Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental, firedance troupe Kalalea Dance and Chinatown punk/ska band Black Square. The grand finale: A spectacular fireworks show over the lagoon. See you all next year!