Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival 2012

One of my friends reminded me that it's Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival time again, the premier epicurean event of the year that I attend each year. OK, so this will be the Second Annual...

This festival is co-founded by Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, both James Beard Award-winning chefs, and features over 50 internationally-renowed master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. The focus isn't just the incredible dishes created for this festival, but to share the local produce, meats and seafood. It's amazing to see what's created when chefs and farmers get together...

Here's a look into last year's event
and see what Jay Eats...

"Grand Tasting Event"
October 1, 2011

"From Mauka to Makai: Hawai'is Sustainable Future"
(From Mountain to Ocean)

Enjoying the food, the evening and
seeing friends...

Shaved Hog Head

Ed Kenney

With Chef Ed Kenney

One of my favorite head to tail and
farm to table restaurants...


Chopped Salad and Ribs

Michael Nischan

With Chef Peter Merriman**


Peter is one of the pioneers of Hawai'i Regional Cuisine

Congratulating Chef Roy Yamaguchi
on a great event...*

Slow cooked Molokai Shrimp and Andouille over
Baked Jalapeño Cheese Grits

John Besh
New Orleans

One of my favorite dishes of the evening,
I LOVE shrimp and grits...

A beautiful evening and food to match

It was an honor meeting Chef Hubert Keller

Enough said...

The evening ended with a Bang!*

Come see the amazing dishes
that come from this unique island culture
September 6 - 9, 2012!

Hawai'i isn't just loco moco anymore...

Second Annual
September 6 - 9, 2012
Honolulu, Hawai'i

It also benefits local agriculture too

See more pictures from my

Photos by Jay Terauchi
*- Photos by @turkeyboy808
** - Photo by @roysrob
© Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats


Ayngelina said…
I can't decide what I am more excited about the ribs you ate or Hubert Keller - both look awesome.
Jay Eats said…
There were a lot of awesome eatz and people there, although meeting Chef Keller was pretty cool...
Abegail Redford said…
The taste of their copped salad and ribs is really superb that the taste really soothes your gums and you will also crave of their spicy smoked brisket that will be serve by their fire breathing dancer/crew, I really missed Honolulu and maybe this coming December I'll just drop by and visit my grandparents.

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