Kapalua Wine & Food Festival begins on Maui this week. We’ll be there!


Hungry? Thirsty? On Maui this week?

The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival begins this Thursday, June 24, at west Maui’s luxe Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Resort.

Maui_Kapalua_Wine_Food_Festival_this_week_be_thereOne of Hawaii’s most venerable food events, the fest is pretty much foodie nirvana—four days of grand dinners, wine and food tastings and pairings a wine tour, and culinary demonstrations hosted by renowned chefs and industry pros and master sommeliers. The theme of this year’s 29th annual edition of the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival is “Summer Soiree”—with culinary events highlighting Hawaii Regional Cuisine and Hawaii fusion, food movements with deep roots in the Islands.

We wrote about a handful of the wine and dining events at this year’s Kapalua Wine & Food Festival we were looking forward to most in a previous HawaiiMagazine.com article. (Click here to read it).

Tickets for individual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival events are still available, and run from $50 to $75 per person for wine tours and wine tastings to $135 per person for the fest’s signature dinners. A four-day pass, which includes entry to all fest events and dinners, is $699 per person.

Visit the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival website for more information, ticket prices and purchase, and for information on Ritz-Carlton Kapalua accommodation packages. A complete schedule of KW&FF events is here.

Maui_Kapalua_Wine_Food_Festival_this_week_be_thereHAWAII Magazine will be on Maui, from the fest’s Grand Tasting dinner on Friday evening, Jan. 25, through its Seafood Festival on Sunday evening, Jan. 27. We’re both excited … and already famished.

Can’t be at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival this weekend, but considering a trip to Maui for 2011’s 30th annual edition? Follow our food and wine grazing adventures at this year’s KW&FF weekend via my HAWAII Magazine Twitter travel account: @HAWAIIMagDerek.

Don’t want to follow all of our gastronomic and oenophilist activities that closely? A select few of my @HAWAIIMagDerek tweets and photos should also find their way on to HAWAII Magazine’s official Twitter feed: @HAWAIIMagazine, and our HAWAII Magazine Facebook site during the weekend, as well.

If you’re attending this year’s Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, tweet me and let me know. Hope to see you on Maui! 

Categories: Food, Maui