Tuesday May 17, 2011
Grand Tasting and Fashion Show
(Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Ko Olina Resort)
Friday, May 20, 2011 | 6:00 p.m. (400 guests)
This is a grazing event where guests will be able to chat one-on-one with winery owners, winemakers, winery representatives, including Brice Cutrer Jones of Emeritus Vineyard and Tracy Dutton of Dutton Estate. The evening includes a contemporary culinary experience featuring multicultural cuisines created by chefs Anne Burrell, host of Food Network's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and co-host of Worst Cooks in America, Dave “DK” Kodama of Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar and d.k. Steakhouse, Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise, Göran Streng of Tangö, Elmer Guzman of Poke Stop, Jinjie “JJ” Praseuth Luangkhot of JJ Bistro & French Pastry. This event will also feature a head-turning fashion show by Tahitian casual-wear designer Ida Teiti of Tiare Teiti Designs and swimwear designer Louisa Ngum of Honey Girl. Satomi Yarimizo Jazz Quartet and Jazz Monsters will perform exciting jazz tunes for your listening pleasure.
Wine and Food Pairings
(JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Ko Olina Resort)
Saturday, May 21, 2011 | 12:00 Noon (100 guests)
It’s a face off between three Hawai'i chefs and a well-known Hawaiian comedian and food critic. Dining audience samples the pairings and votes for the best pairings. Chefs Jason Kina of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Matt Zubrod of Monettes, George Gomes of the Mauna Kea Beach Resort and Fred De Angelo of Ola will present their dishes along with their choice of wines from the wineries who are participating in the festival. Panel moderator and comedian Tony Silva will select his own wine pairing for each dish.
Beachside Barbeque and Fashion Show
(Paradise Cove, Ko Olina Resort)
Saturday, May 21, 2011 | 6:00 pm (500 guests)
At this beachside barbeque guests heap their plates with an array of old-fashioned favorites and new creations prepared by Hawai'i chefs Scott Higa of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Jinjie “JJ” Praseuth Luangkhot of JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Matt Zubrod of Monettes. George Gomes of the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Fred De Angelo of Ola, Darryl Shinogi of Roy’s Ko Olina, Sean Priester of SOUL and Kevin Hanney of 12th Ave Grill and wash it all down with choices of premium wines poured by winery owners, winemakers, and winery representatives. This event will also feature an unforgettable fashion show by South American swimwear designer Mariel Garrido Melchor of La Diosa and Latin music Rolando Sanchez.