Hilton Waikoloa Village Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Hotter Than Ever

This information originated in American English.

September 15, 2016

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - The annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) returns to Hawaii Island, Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 6-9 p.m., with a signature six-course dinner event, "Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine," held at Hilton Waikoloa Village in partnership with the Waikoloa Beach Resort and Waikoloa Beach Marriott. Inspired by the fabled, fiery island, taste buds erupt with ingredients from the land's diverse bounty prepared by international culinary masters and wine flows like lava to ignite palates with exceptional pairings by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Hawaii. VIP and First Hawaiian Bank/MasterCard Preferred attendees receive exclusive 5 p.m. entry. Ticket pricing for General Admission is priced at $250 + tax, and VIP Access priced at $500 + tax.

"The theme was something we knew would define the intensity of talent and flavors flowing into this event, and there is no better place to present seven of the hottest chefs than the Big Island - home of the mythical Hawaiian goddess of fire, Pele," said Denise Yamaguchi, chief executive officer, HFWF. "Much like the island's eruptions and ever-changing lava flow, these chefs ignite appetites and explore new culinary paths with cuisine creations that are hotter than ever before."

Four of the six featured chefs are James Beard Award winners and a fifth chef from Korea is known for running one of Asia's best restaurants in 2016. Some of the Mainland's most talented culinary artists, including Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Los Angeles), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller, Las Vegas), Michelle Bernstein (Seagrape, Miami), and Bruce Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Restaurants, New York) are also with favorite local chefs, Hans Lentz (Hilton Waikoloa Village) and Jayson Kanekoa (Waikoloa Beach Marriott) with Tae-Hwan Ryu (Ryunique, Seoul, South Korea).

Those eager to savor the flavors of authentic Hawaiian dishes can take advantage of Hilton Waikoloa Village's best available rates, starting at $239+ tax per room, bookable at the property's website on Hilton.com or by calling 1 808 886 1234. General ticket purchase to the "Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine" event is available online at: www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com. First Hawaiian Bank MasterCard Preferred Access benefits will only be honored when making a General Admission ticket purchase using a First Hawaiian Bank MasterCard.

About Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival
The Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 100 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai'i's own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state's bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry. Proceeds support local beneficiaries committed to sustainability and cultural and educational programs in Hawai'i.

About Hilton Waikoloa Village
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with three towers, Makai a Lagoon Tower, Hale 'ike at Palace Tower and Ocean Tower, along with and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Amenities include three swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; the Dolphin Quest educational center; eight dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; Legends of Hawaii Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and an expansive tennis complex. Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive cultural entertainment as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours. Adventures within Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping and activities at Queens' Marketplace and Kings' Shops. For more information about Hilton Waikoloa Village, visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call +1 808-886-1234. 

About Waikoloa Beach Resort
A 1,350-acre Resort located under the sunny skies of the Kohala Coast on Hawaii, the Big Island -- offers a wide array of accommodations, including Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hilton Grand Vacations Club and a variety of condominiums and vacation homes. Waikoloa Beach Resort is a gateway to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through interactive cultural entertainment and luaus, historic Petroglyph tours, authentic local treatments at the Kohala Spa, Dolphin Quest educational center, dining outlets with Island-oriented meals inspired by local ingredients, a Museum Walkway with 1,800 pieces of art and children's programs at Club Keiki. Waikoloa guests enjoy incredible weather year-round, with outdoor adventures ranging from championship golf at the Beach Course and Kings' Course and shopping at Queen's Marketplace and Kings' Shops to casual family fun at the private ocean-fed snorkeling Lagoon, seaside putting course and expansive tennis complex. For more information, please visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com. To book a stay, please visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call +1 800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). 


Jana Beasley / Amanda Lewis
The Zimmerman Agency (For Hilton Waikoloa Village)
+1 850 668 2222

Leanne Pletcher
Hilton Waikoloa Village
+ 1 808 886 2860

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