Kahala Food & Wine Classic This Weekend

The Kahala Hotel and Resort will present the next edition of the Kahala Food & Wine Classic this weekend, September 17 & 18, 2010.

The event features two gala dinners on the Koko Head lawn. Photo: courtesy of the Kahala.

The themed culinary weekend will present a "taste of New York" by welcoming a Big Apple landmark restaurant, Tribeca Grill, with co-owner Drew Nieporent and executive chef Stephen Lewandowski cooking alongside the Kahala’s executive chef Wayne Hirabayasi and participating in an number of events throughout the weekend.

The Food & Wine Classic includes gala dinners, a dynamic cooking demonstration, wine tastings and a cigar seminar with wine selections from the award-winning Far Niente Winery in Oakville, Napa Valley and cigars from Davidoff.

The Kahala Food & Wine Classic’s event schedule:

Friday, September 17-
Tribeca Goes Hawaiian Reception and Dinner

Tribeca Grill’s executive chef Stephen Lewandowski blends fresh Hawaiian produce with his New York flair over five courses. Lewandowski’s dishes will be paired with wines from Far Niente, EnRoute, and Dolce. Intros by Tribeca Grill’s Drew Nieporent and Far Niente’s Larry Maguire.

Tickets are $150 per person. Hosted from 6:30 – 10 p.m. on the Koko Head Lawn

Saturday, September 18

Tribeca chef Stephen Lewandowski. Courtesy: The Kahala.

Cooking Demonstration: The Secrets of the Tribeca Grill Kitchen with Chef Stephen Lewandowski

Get up close and personal with chef Lewandowski and learn about his earthy, elegant contemporary cuisine. Event cost is $80 per person which includes a three-course lunch. Offered from 11.a.m. to 1 p.m. in the  Maile Ballroom.

A True Taste of New York Finale Reception and Dinner

The gentlemen from New York show why the world yearns to go east and revel in the variety and tastes of their great town. Drew Nieporent and Chef Stephen will craft five courses of New York’s finest dishes superbly accompanied by the wines of Nickel & Nickel and Dolce.

Offered for $150 per person from 6:30 – 10 p.m. on the Koko Head Lawn

For additional events or more information, visit the Kahala Food & Wine Classic event page.

For reservations or more information, contact the Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or visit www.kahalaresort.com.