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 guests are presented, which continues to evolve into a truly world-inspired, world-class cuisine using fresh and amazing ingredients found right here on our island. We are excited and honored to host the Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival here on Hawai`i Island, and specifically here at our resort.”
“The world will come if we have created experiences you can only have while here in Hawai`i,” says Denise Yamaguchi. “While you can create a food and wine experience about Hawai`i in other places, what’s missing that cannot be replaced is our culture, the generosity and hospitality of our people, and the aloha spirit. Our advantage is authenticity and only Hawai`i can be Hawai`i.”
The good news for Hawai`i Island residents and guests of Waikoloa Beach Resort is that one of the signature events of the 2016 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is being held right in their own backyard. It’s a hot and hotter opportunity to taste what the rest of the world only dreams of. For more information or to reserve tickets, go to HawaiiFoodandWineFestival.com