THE MODERN HONOLULU’s unique mixology scene is slotted to take center stage on Day 6 of the 2015 Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. With drinks as colorful as Hawaii’s waning sunsets, the Waikiki marina hotel is the perfect place to clink glasses in celebration of the event's five-year anniversary. The largest festival of its kind in Hawaii, the event brings more than 80 chefs from around the world for nine days of feasting. The party starts at 5 p.m. for VIP, Priority, and Preferred guests, along with those buying their ticket using a First Hawaiian Bank Personal Credit MasterCard. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for general admission tickets.
This year at THE MODERN HONOLULU, 13 of the world’s most esteemed international chefs will present chopstick-inspired dishes, while the hottest mixologists will concoct creative spirits during this Chopstix + Cocktails signature event. (The colorful drinks will have to compete with Waikiki’s beachfront sunsets as foodies mingle around the hotel’s Sunset and Sunrise pool decks.)
THE MODERN HONOLULU is the perfect place to stay during your island hopping, food festival adventures thanks to the hotel's extraordinary STAY 3, 4TH NIGHT FREE offer. A favorite package at this AAA Four-Diamond Waikiki hotel, this offer is expected to book fast during the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, so book your reservations now. You'll also want to check out THE MODERN HONOLULU's Friends with Benefits advantages, the hotel's no-strings-attached loyalty program rewarded to guests who simply book direct. (Editor's Note: The two pool decks at THE MODERN HONOLULU will be closed to guests on Sept. 10, in order to set up and prepare for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.)
In addition to THE MODERN HONOLULU's own talented chefs, this year's signature event features Kenichi + Kentaro Chen, Bobby Chin, Elizabeth Falkner, Michelle Karr-Ueoka, Charles Phan, Thierry Rautureau, Sarah + Evan Rich, Celina Tio, Christina Tosi, Jonathan Waxman and Sang Yoog.
Enjoy an array of cocktail creations (and MODERN mixology) at the hands of Tony Abou-Ganim, Chandra Lucariello, Bridget Albert, Francesco Lafranconi, Debi Peek, Julie Reiner, Adam Seger and Andy Seymour.
The Hawaii Food + Wine Festival features an all-star winemaker lineup. The list includes T’Anne Butcher, Sir George Fistonich, Donald Patz and Michael Silacci with Master Sommelier Roberto Viernes joining the mix during the nine-day Hawaii food festival.