The biggest stars in food and wine, as well as hundreds of food aficionados, celebrated the 36th Annual Kapalua Food & Wine Festival at Maui’s Kapalua Resort.
THE PARTY Leading sommeliers, winemakers and toques trekked to Maui for the dazzling festivities at the 36th annual Kapalua Food & Wine Festival. THE GUESTS Wine and food fanatics flocked to rub elbows with the likes of celebrity chef Cat Cora and chef Andrew Sutton, as well as distinguished wine producers. THE HIGHLIGHTS The kickoff golf tournament at Kapalua Golf’s world-renowned Bay course brought a healthy dose of friendly competition to the festival, followed by an action-packed schedule of wine tastings and cooking seminars. If that weren’t delicious enough, the evenings sparkled, thanks to events like the Grand Tasting and the Seafood Festival, where notable Valley Isle eateries served scrumptious bites that paired perfectly with an array of select vintages and spirits. To top it off, Kapalua’s top restos like the Plantation House Restaurant served up special tasting menus to mark this edible celebration. -Nuy Cho
Photos by Tony Novak-Clifford