Ever wonder where your tastes truly lie? Find out during the wildly popular Hawaii Food & Wine Festival hosted by THE MODERN HONOLULU on Thursday, October 27, 2016. With drinks as colorful as Hawaii’s sunsets, the Waikiki marina hotel is the perfect place to clink glasses in celebration of the event's sixth anniversary. The largest festival of its kind in Hawaii, the event showcases more than 100 chefs from around the world. Hawaii's unique culinary scene will also take center stage at THE MODERN HONOLULU on Wednesday, October 26, during a special event featuring our own Chef Keith Pajinag. With a Pacific Northwest upbringing and a playful attitude toward food, our Executive Chef is sure to inspire your culinary explorations during his poolside "sneak peek" event. Reserve your space for this as well as the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival event at THE MODERN HONOLULU with our special package rate.
THE MODERN HONOLULU is the perfect place to stay during your island hopping, food festival adventures thanks to the hotel's extraordinary location.
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2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. What better way to encourage your own curious culinary nature than by channeling one of the most versatile characters of the Chinese zodiac during the specially themed event at THE MODERN HONOLULU on October 27, 2016? HFWF guests are invited to follow the playful hungry monkey from chef station to station and delight in the culinary genius of thirteen of the world’s most innovative chefs. Quench your thirst for adventure with handcrafted cocktails mastered by the hottest mixologists as they shake and stir on the Sunset and Sunrise pool decks overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, making your evening a true sensory delight. Join us from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, October 27, with VIP access starting at 5 pm. To purchase tickets, please visit the official Hawaii Food and Wine Festival website.
In addition to our own Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Chef Keith Pajinag, the renowned culinary talent scheduled to participate in The Hungry Monkey event on October 27, 2016, at THE MODERN HONOLULU include, Hugh Acheson (5&10 - Athens, GA), Aiyin Li (Li Jia Cai Restaurant - Beijing, China), Dean James Max (DJM Restaurants - Florida), Ken Oringer (Toro - NYC), Matt Raso (Nobu Waikiki - Hawaii), Richard Rosendale (USA Representative Bocuse d'Or 2013), Art Smith (Table 52 - Chicago,1500 South - Naples, FL), Brian Sung (Alan Wong's Honolulu - Hawaii), Mariah Swan (ICDC - Los Angeles) and Tin Vuong (Little Sister - Manhattan Beach, CA).
An array of cocktail creations (and MODERN mixology) will be crafted by the hands of Tony Abou-Ganim as well Tad Carducci (Tippling Bros. - New York), Chandra Lucariello (Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii), Joaquin Simo (Alchemy Consulting - NYC) and Amanda Victoria (Belvedere Vodka).
The Hawaii Food + Wine Festival always features an all-star lineup. The list of master sommeliers and winemakers scheduled to join the mix during the multi-day Hawaii food festival feature Chuck Furuya (DK Restaurants - Hawaii), Joseph Spellman, MS (JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery - Paso Robles, CA) and Roberto Viernes (American Wine & Spirits) with master winemakers Richard Betts (Sombra Mezcal of Mexico, My Essential Wines, Saint Glinglin Bordeaux, Astral Tequila), Sir George Fistonich (Villa Maria - New Zealand), Garth Hodgdon (Krug Champagne) and Martin Johnson (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - Napa, CA).