UPDATED: This Friday-Sunday, June 7-9: Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Buckle up for a three-day weekend of wine and food exploration, instruction and consumption at the 2013 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. The extravaganza features a festival golf tournament, sparkling wine and cheese seminar, cooking demonstration with Gary Danko and Nancy Oakes and the grand seafood festival. The festival showcases the best in local produce while hosting wines from across the world. Join master sommeliers, renowned winemakers and culinary stars for a weekend to remember. For the full schedule and event rates go to the website. Kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com

Cooking Demos, Tastings via Press Release (subject to change):

Saturday, June 8 from 1-3 pm

Experience James Beard Award-winning Chef Nancy Oakes’ of San Francisco’s Boulevard Cooking demonstration menu includes:  

1st Course:  Avocado Risotto with Summer Truffles

2nd Course: Zabuton Beef Tataki, Big Island Hearts of Palm, Petite Lettuces and Field Greens

3rdCourse: Just-Baked Shortcake with Fresh Strawberries

 Sunday, June 9 from 1-3 pm

Award-winning Chef Gary Danko of Restaurant Gary Danko Cooking demonstration menu includes:  

1st Course:  Dungeness Crab Salad, Mango, Avocado and Asparagus

2nd Course: Lemon Pepper-crusted Duck Breast with Duck Hash, Bing Cherries

3rd Course:  Crème Fraiche Cheesecake with Macadamia nut Crust, Golden Pineapple

Wine & Food Tastings :

The Grand Tasting – Kapalua Style

Friday, June 7, 6:30-9:30 pm

Explore premium and rare celebrated wines from regions around the world and savor the cuisine of Kapalua’s family of restaurants and culinary stars along with live local entertainment on the Beach House Lawn.

Kapalua Seafood Festival

Sunday, June 9, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sample vintage wines, beers and spirits along with tastings from fourteen of Maui’s finest restaurants and Kapalua Wine & Food Festival Signature Finale event.

 Other Featured Wine Seminars and Tastings include:

In Pursuit of Balance Wine Tasting Seminar (IPOB)

IPOB seeks to promote dialogue around the meaning and relevance of balance in California Pinot Noir and

Chardonnay featuring the wines of: Sandhi Wines, Wind Gap, Kutch, Chanin

Pritchard Hill Gang Rides at Kapalua Tasting Seminar

The most exclusive growing region in Napa that you’ve never heard of! A hot-bed for ‘cultish’ California Cabernets!

Chapellet Vineyards, Ovid, BRAND Napa valley, David Arthur, Continuum

Napa Cabernet Brain Trust Wine Tasting Seminar

Not-to-be-missed sampling from three of Napa’s most revered winemakers

Melka Wines, Mia Klein, Leviathan and Favia Wine


-Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity)

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