Save the Date: Kapalua’s Wine & Food Festival Turns 30

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Who said turning 30 isn’t worth celebrating?

The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival marks its 30th year with “A Toast to 30” in June at the pristine Kapalua Resort on Maui’s northwest shore.

The event—the longest-running festival of its kind in Hawaii—will bring together world-class winemakers, top master sommeliers and chefs, and industry insiders for four straight days of gluttony starting on June 9.

The Grand Tasting—the festival’s signature event—will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Sample more than 200 celebrated wines from around the world while noshing on dishes prepared by local culinary stars.

On Sunday, June 12 award-winning chef Peter Merriman—famously called “The Pied Piper of Hawaii Regional Cuisine” by the Los Angeles Times—will prepare farm-fresh signature dishes such as poisson cru, strawberry and Maui onion salad with fresh cheese from Surfing Goat Dairy and old-school Hawaiian chocolate cream pie. It’s wine and food pairing at its finest.

A four-day pass cost $650 ($749 including the Festival Golf Tournament). Individual tickets range from $65 to $140.

For more information visit the 2011 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival or call 808.665.9160.

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