November 23, 2020


Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) announces three culinary experiences in partnership with Foodland Super Market, Ltd. Holiday Cheer: A Weekend of Culinary Events presented by Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival + Foodland consists of a trio of events, taking place in December 2020 at three recently opened Foodland venues, including the brand new restaurant and bar, et al., at the grocery store concept, KAHALA MKT. by Foodland, Redfish Poke Bar and Mahi‘ai Table at Foodland Farms Ka Makana Ali‘i. Tickets go on sale November 24, 2020.

Over the weekend of December 11–13, 2020, attendees are invited to celebrate the closing of 2020, and cheer in a new year. The three events in the collaboration series include:
4-Course Chef Spirit-Paired Dinner
Friday, December 11, 2020
et al. at KAHALA MKT. by Foodland
Description: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as Colin Hazama reunites with his former sous chef from The Royal Hawaiian, Colin Sato, who is now the chef de cuisine at et al., a new full-service restaurant, bar and neighborhood eatery at the newly opened KAHALA MKT. Together with Foodland’s pastry chef Brian Sung, the trio will create a four-course dinner featuring a seasonal menu reflecting a melting pot of cultural ingredients and cooking techniques. To get you in the holiday “spirit,” each course will be carefully paired with specialty cocktails featuring Maker’s Mark®, Maker’s Mark 46®, Suntory® Whisky Toki and Suntory ROKU® Gin created by et al.’s bar manager and HFWF mixologist Kenny Lum.
3-Course Lunch
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Description: Redfish Poke Bar
If you’ve been good this year, treat yourself to a four-course collaboration lunch to celebrate Redfish Poke Bar’s one year anniversary with executive chef Reid Matsumura and chef and owner of The Pig & The Lady, Andrew Le. Whet your appetite with bar snacks, followed by a bespoke poke dish, which will allow you to play with your senses and have chef Reid create your very own special version of the perfect poke. Chef Andrew will present the main course, followed by a sweet treat to-go and jingle all the way home.
Homegrown Brunch
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Mahi‘ai Table at Foodland Farms Ka Makana Ali‘i
Description: The HFWF x Foodland weekend of culinary events culiminates with the best brunch to “cheers” the holiday season! Free-flowing mimosa and bloody mary beverage carts will keep your glasses full as Darryl Shinogi from Roy’s Ko Olina partners with Mahiai Table’s chef de cuisine Jonathan Donoghue to highlight local ingredients to create a special three-course brunch menu. We wish you a happy holidays filled with island flavors and bottomless beverages to ring in the new year!

“Foodland is truly honored to partner with the Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival to present this weekend of culinary events to our community,” said Jenai S. Wall, Foodland chairman and CEO. “We look forward to this wonderful opportunity to brighten spirits and share holiday cheer as we share favorite offerings from our newest food venues.”
“We are really excited about the HFWF + Foodland Holiday Cheer series that calls attention to the Festival’s mission of putting a spotlight on Hawaii’s culinary talent, as well as our locally grown produce and products,” said Denise Yamaguchi, CEO of Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival. “With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, restaurants especially those that buy and feature our local products, are struggling to survive.  It really helps when we can work together to call attention to the importance of supporting the industry.”
Safety of HFWF attendees and participants is the number one priority. Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will abide by the most current restrictions and guidance provided by the local county and state governments to ensure proper screening and social distancing protocols.
Tickets will go on sale November 24, 2020. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit www.HFWF.me.
All proceeds will directly benefit our agricultural, restaurant, food service and hospitality industries, and their employees. Since its 2011 launch, HFWF has raised nearly $3 million for the State’s agricultural and culinary programs. Stay connected with the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival via www.HFWF.me or follow HFWF on Twitter/Instagram @HIFoodWineFest and Facebook at hawaiifoodandwinefestival. #HFWF20

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