Chef Alan Wong Takes Food Tour To California

Homesick for Hawaii — or mainly the food?

In October and November, the Taste Hawaii Tour will bring the flavors of the Islands to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Acclaimed James Beard Award-winning chef Alan Wong and Hawaii food historian Arnold Hiura will headline this tour, which will host six events in San Francisco and San Jose between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2. Attendees will learn about the evolution of Hawaii’s unique culinary landscape and how it has inspired Wong.

And yes, there will be food.

Wong and Hiura, assisted by Hukilau Restaurants, will serve dishes from Wong’s latest cookbook, “The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong,” and classic fare from Hiura’s book, “Kau Kau: Cuisine & Culture in the Hawaiian Islands.”

The tour coincides with the 20th anniversary of the movement of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine, of which Wong was part.

Events range in price from free to $75 and includes such activities as a talk-story book signings, cooking demonstrations, culinary exercises and tasting events.

For a complete list of events or to purchase tickets, visit Taste Hawaii Tour online.

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