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October 27, 2018

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Hawaiian Airlines Presents Winederland #HFWF18


Last night over 1200 guests gathered at the Hawaii Convention Center for Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Hawaiian Airlines Presents Winederland.

About the event:
Enter Winederland—a fantasy world for oenophiles featuring a who’s who of the world’s greatest Cabernets, including Opus One, Silver Oak, and Favia. Swirl, sip, and savor 20 acclaimed wines poured by their actual winemakers and pair them with dishes by 20 renowned chefs on the rooftop of the Hawaii Convention Center. As the night sky twinkles above, you can also enjoy handcrafted cocktails and beers. Experience Winederland your way.

Rain showers did not deter guests from indulging in magnificent eats and refilling their wine glasses all night long.

VIP Raw Bar - Roy Yamaguchi 

Lobster Miso Ramen - Akira Hiratsuka / Sun Noodle

Kung Pao Kauai Shrimp - Shizhong Zhou / Sichuan Tourism University

Grilled Hawaiian `Ono - Jonathan Waxman / Barbuto

Live Fire Hawaii Station - Richard Rosendale / Roots 657

Grilled Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Ssig - Walter Manzke / Republique

Bahn Nam - Charles Phan / The Slanted Door

Tropical Lava Crust - Jean-Philippe Maury / iDessert by Jean-Philippe

Hawaiian Tarts - Jen Yee / Restaurant Eugene

Makaweli Beef and Bone Marrow Won Ton - Kevin Nakata / Hawaii Convention Center

Opah Foie Gras Grilled Opah Belly - Matt Raso / Nobu Honolulu

Garlic Kauai Shrimp Lumpia - Wade Ueoka / MW Restaurant

Pyunsoo Ssam - Changwook Chung / Bistro Chaugi

Hawaiian Nairagi Poke - Ravi Kapur / Liholiho Yacht Club

Chef Morimoto's Roasted Duck - Masaharu Morimoto / Morimoto Asia Waikiki

K-Town Poke - Chris Oh / Chingu

Makaweli Beef Tenderloin Tataki, Sweet and Sour Pacific Shrimp - Raphael Lunetta / Lunetta

Pineapple.Lilikoi.Coconut.Yogurt - Belinda Leong / B.Patisserie

Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna Tartare - Serge Dansereau / The Bathers' Pavilion

Kona Lobster and Kauai Shrimp Dumpling - Eric Oto / Hoku's

Samurai Hoagie with Yakisoba and Lava Scallops - Bert Agor / King's Hawaiian

Kona Lobster with Chili Cheese Sauce - Yuji Wakiya / Wakiya

Marinated Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna - Jason Neroni / Rose Cafe-Restaurant

Heart of Palm Salad - Lee Anne Wong / Koko Head Cafe

It was such a fabulous evening of food and drink!




Events continue tonight and tomorrow!  Get your tickets here.


I was invited to cover this event as media.

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