“We Are Samoa Festival/World FireKnife Championship” takes place on May 10-12. // © 2018 Polynesian Cultural Center
Feature image (above): Watch beachside fireworks during the “First Annual Culinary Heroes” event presented by The Kahala Hotel & Resort. // © 2018 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
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“We’re delighted to be the exclusive host resort to kick off the launch of Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s (HFWF) eighth year. The Kahala offers the perfect setting for unique epicurean experiences, and we’re especially excited to celebrate HFWF’s launch with culinary hero and pioneer of Modern American Cuisine, Jeremiah Tower.”
— Gerald Glennon, General Manager of The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Culinary: Oahu’s Spring Event
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF.me) will kick off by honoring chef Jeremiah Tower on May 9 at the “First Annual Culinary Heroes” event presented by The Kahala Hotel & Resort.
On May 11, ten of Hawaii’s top chefs will pay homage to Tower’s Modern American Cuisine revolution with “Heart & Soul – Starring Local Ingredients.” The intimate evening will showcase dishes perfectly paired with California wines and handcrafted cocktails. The Kahala’s beachside fireworks finale serves as visual dessert.
Shopping: Kitschy Cool
An eclectic Kapahulu Avenue emporium oozing Hawaiiana in every nook and cranny, Bailey’s Antiques and Aloha Shirts (AlohaShirts.com) is a collector’s portal to paradise. Vintage treasures roll out in sheet music, island LPs, hula-girl lamps and an assemblage of 15,000 aloha shirts.
Event: Playing With Fire
The Polynesian Cultural Center (Polynesia.com) ignites from May 10-12 as flame-fixated warriors face off during the 27th Annual “We Are Samoa Festival/World FireKnife Championship.”