HAWAII Magazine Guide to Annual Hawaii Food Festivalsby: John Heckathorn
posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 12:14 AM
Garden Island Range and Food FestivalFollowing the example of the Big Island’s Taste of the Range, Kauai has begun Garden Island Range and Food Festival, an event dedicated to the notion of eating locally and, while you’re at it, eating well. At Kilohana Plantation in Lihue, the event draws gourmets and locavores, cattlemen, farmers and chefs who whip up the best cuts of Kauai meats, using local produce.
Next festival: November 2011 (tentative), www.kauaifoodfestival.com.
Taste of Hawaii. Photo: Stephen D. Varma for Taste of Hawaii
Taste of HawaiiShould you be on the Garden Isle, you don’t want to miss Taste of Hawaii, billed as the “Ultimate Sunday Brunch.” Put on by the Rotary Club of Kapaa, this is Kauai’s biggest food event, with 50 or so Hawaii chefs, more than a dozen beverage stations with everything from wine to smoothies, and live music, on the 30-acre park at Smith’s Tropical Paradise.
Next event: June 5, 2011, www.tasteofhawaii.com.
(A version of this feature was originally published in the December 2010 issue of HAWAII Magazine.)
Additional photo credits: Hawaii Food and Wine Paradise, Joy of Sake, Kapalua Food and Wine Festival, Maui Onion Festival, Mealani Taste of the Hawaiian Range, Kona Brewers Festial
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