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Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine - Annual Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival Heats Up

Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine - Annual Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival Heats Up Foodies take note! The annual Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) will return to the Big Island on Saturday, October 22, with a signature event, “Hot Lava, Hotter Cuisine.” The dinner will be held at Hilton Waikoloa Village in partnership with the Waikoloa Beach Resort and Waikoloa Beach Marriott. The theme, according to HFWF’s executive director Denise Yamaguchi, “was something we came up with that would define the level of the talent coming to Hawai`i Island. It’s a play on words. Everyone knows that lava is hot, and we wanted to express that the cuisine created by these chefs

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Year-Round & Worldwide

Year-Round & Worldwide The addition of Chef Ryu from South Korea to this year’s lineup is telling, as it represents an expansion that the Festival has envisioned from the beginning. “From the very start, our vision for the Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival was to build a world-class food and wine festival,” Yamaguchi says. “This meant inviting and attracting the best chefs and winemakers to produce the highest quality event that would be comparable to some of our nation’s best food and wine events. After six years, I am proud that we may be able to consider ourselves among the best, having earned a reputation

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Only Hawai`i Can Be Hawai`i

Only Hawai`i Can Be Hawai`i Cuisine is one surefire way to relate Hawai`i’s heritage to the world. With new direct flights being planned from Japan and elsewhere in Asia to Hawai`i Island, the work that the Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival is doing will hopefully pay dividends in increased tourism. Sponsors, including Waikoloa Beach Resort and the Hawaii Tourism Authority, are counting on it. “Hawaii is such a unique place, with multiple cultures all contributing to make us what we are,” says Scott Head, vice president of resort operations for Waikoloa Beach Resort. “And nowhere is this truer than in the food our

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Bob May Golf Academy

Bob May Golf Academy For the third year in a row, noted golf instructor Bob May brought his renowned Golf Academy to Waikoloa Beach Resort in June, offering island golfers and visitors a chance to learn from one of golf’s best. May notably pushed Tiger Woods to a three-hole playoff in the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla, during a year in which Woods was at the height of his dominance. The playoff ultimately went to Woods, but the golf world never forgot May’s tenacious play that day. May’s instruction includes an emphasis on that determination and tenacity for which he was so well respected on Tour, as

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38th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk

38th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk “A tradition of giving. We’re all in this together.” That was the theme for the 2016 Visitor Industry Charity Walk that was held on Saturday, May 14 at Waikoloa Beach Resort. The annual 3.1-mile run, walk (and snack) event was created by the Hawai`i Lodging and Tourism Association in 1978 as a way for the visitor industry to “walk the walk,” and give back to community. Since then it has grown into a major fundraiser statewide, generating over $28 million in the last 37 years. In 2015 alone, 11,200 walkers raised over $1.8 million to help local charities, with funds raised on the

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