The Livermore Wine Country Festival keeps getting better! Representatives from Kāʻanapali Beach Resort on the Island of Maui travel to the 23rd Annual Livermore Wine Country Festival to celebrate Cinco de Maui, Hawaiian-style, with chef demonstrations, Hawaiian entertainment and a trip giveaway.
Taking place over two days, May 3 and 4, from 10 am – 4 pm the Festival draws thousands from the northern California region and beyond. Attendees will want to plan ahead for an opportunity to meet Chef Tom Muromoto, one of Maui’s star chefs, for lively and informative cooking demonstrations and samples. Since a festival is never complete without Hawaiian entertainment, Maui brings Hālau Otea Api to present traditional and modern music and dance. Finally, always wanting to welcome visitors to its Island home, Maui offers a chance for attendees to win a trip for two to the 3rd Annual Kāʻanapali Fresh, a culinary event August 29-31, 2014 in Kāʻanapali Beach Resort on the West Side of Maui, Hawai’i. Chef demonstrations and Hawaiian performances are scheduled three times per day, May 3 and May 4 (see below schedule).
Chef Muromoto will present Kona Kampachi three ways – Kona Kampachi tartar, Spicy Kona Kapachi bowl, and Kona Kampachi ceviche with pineapple salsa. Kona Kampachi is a designer yellowtail bred in in deep waters offshore of Kona, Hawai’i, the Hawaiian island located south of Maui. Kona Kampachi has been dubbed the ‘wonder fish’. To learn more check out "the wonder fish". Among its most redeeming qualities – Kona Kampachi is not genetically engineered. It is sashimi grade and sustainably farmed without hormones or prophylactic antibiotics. Kona Kampachi is also rich in omega-3 and has no detectable mercury.
The general public is invited to taste Chef Muromoto’s dishes and learn more about Kona Kampachi. In addition, Maui Gold Pineapple will be served after each chef demonstration. Throughout the day attendees may enter to win a trip for two to Kāʻanapali Fresh, a culinary festival scheduled August 29 – 31, 2014. The prize includes round-trip airfare for two from San Jose, Oakland or San Francisco, California to Kahului, Maui courtesy of Alaska Airlines, three nights’ accommodations at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel, Maui’s most Hawaiian Hotel, and two tickets to the farm to table dinner on Saturday, August 30.
About Executive Chef Tom Muromoto: Chef Muromoto is the unrelenting force behind the award-winning Tiki Terrace Restaurant at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. Chef Muromoto was born and raised in Hawai’i, and has remained closely connected to his roots: Inspired by the abundance of the ocean that allowed him once to be a surfer, a spear fisher, and a lobster diver, influenced by the ethnic diversity of the islands and the traditions of Hawaiian culture, he developed boundless culinary curiosity. His cooking offers a unique interpretation of Hawaii Regional Cuisine.
About Kāʻanapali Beach Resort:Kāʻanapali Resort is a completely self-contained resort on a three-mile stretch of beach along the sunny western shores of Maui. From the shores of Kāʻanapali, the Neighbor Islands of Lāna'i and Moloka'i are in clear view. The slopes of Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui Mountains, serve as the dramatic backdrop for this luxury, 1,200-acre resort destination that was once a warrior training ground and the playground for Hawaiʻi's royalty. The resort consists of 11 properties, six hotels and five condominiums, two18-hole championship golf courses, two shopping centers, tennis courts, ocean activities, restaurants and more.
About Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel:Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel (KBH) was one of the first properties built in the resort, and it has chosen to retain the scale and spirit of an earlier era in travel accommodations. The buildings are three and six stories high. The whale-shaped pool is not huge. The hotel does not provide room service. But it provides the aloha spirit in lavish abundance. Whereas other properties invest in luxury, this one invests in heart. In 1986 KBH created an employee-training program called Po'okela, an ongoing process by which the entire staff applies traditional Hawaiian values to the everyday operations of the hotel. Coming here is like coming home to the best family you never knew you had. Repeat guests are absolutely devoted to this hotel, and the farewell lei ceremony—with singing and chants—often starts tears flowing. It's no wonder that KBH has received numerous awards for being the “most Hawaiian” hotel.