THE MODERN HONOLULU KICKS OFF HAWAII FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL 

September 4, 2014

The annual Hawaii Food + Wine Festival kicked off at THE MODERN HONOLULU, September 4, 2014. This year's event carrying the theme "A Lucky Modern Buddha Belly," featured 14 world-renowned chefs, two master sommeliers and almost a dozen winemakers who  tapped their inner Zen. Each participant plated or poured that which brings them the utmost in happiness, plentitude, and wisdom of contentment.

What We Love:

  • The Hawaii Food + Wine Festival is the largest culinary, wine and spirits event in the Pacific
  • Chefs stretch from Australia to Korea, Beijing, New Zealand and Seattle

Winemakers at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

TALENTED CHEFS

This year's Hawaii Food + Wine Festival featured an astonishing array of talent — restaurateurs, winemakers, mixologists and celebrity chefs. Names that regularly fill the airwaves on The Food Network (and elsewhere) included: Cat Cora, Hubert Keller, Nobu Matsuhisa, Nancy Oakes, Charles Phan, Andrew Sutton, Art Smith, Ming Tsai, Michael Voltaggio, Christina Tosi, Alan Wong, Toshihiko Yoroizuka, Jason Fox, Dean Fearing, Tetsuya Wakuda and more.

Winemakers at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

ALL STAR WINEMAKERS

All-star winemakers gave guests an opportunity to sample wares from Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climate, Santa Barbara), Mark Tarlov (Willamette Valley, Ore.), Schatzi Throckmorton of Behrens & Relic, St. Helena and Paul Furst from Germany, just to name a few.

MASTER SOMMELIERS

Master Sommeliers Richard Betts (Betts & Scholl, My Essential Wine, Saint Glinglin, Sombra Mezcal) and Joseph Spellman (Justin Vineyards and Winery) walked attendees through nuances of what they're sipping that evening.


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