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Three things you need to know about Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

The 37th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (KWFF) wrapped up Sunday. Held June 7-10, 2018, this premier epicurean event showcases specialty seminars, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, sommeliers & wine makers, noted panelists and outstanding tasting events for thousands of guests.

The close-out finale is the famed Seafood Festival, sponsored by Alaska Airlines and held at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua. Here are three things you need to know about this event.

1. KWFF is one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the country. “Established in 1981 by the non-profit Kapalua Wine Society created to educate, initiate and foster the appreciation of fine wines and culinary products, as well as showcase the natural beauty of Kapalua Resort.”

2. The Seafood Festival serves much more than just seafood. Prepared by Hawaii’s prominent chefs from Maui’s most notable restaurants, dishes include a “seafood specialty” along with a culinary creation (which may or may not be seafood).

True culinary gems were presented by:

Fleetwood’s on Front St.
Gannon’s
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa
Japengo
Morimoto Maui
Pacific’O
The Banyan Tree (Chef Alvin Savella winner of the Maui No Ka Oi “Best of the Fest” Gold Award).
Tommy Bahama
Restaurant | Bar | Store
Hula Grill
Maui Culinary Academy
Laulima Events and Catering
Pulehu
Roy’s Kaanapali
Napili Kai Beach Resort, Sea House Restaurant
Cane & Canoe

3. Prepare to be wined and dined. This event hosts hundreds of bottles of the finest wines from around the world. From bubbly to bottles not yet released, this premier event gathers some of the most respected and revered master sommeliers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts in the country. Don’t know what you like? This is the perfect venue to sample, taste and test your palate. Just a few of the wines being poured included Taittinger, La Crema, Rombauer and Kendall Jackson.
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About Olena Heu

Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University. An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.

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