LOCAL FARMERS, FISHERMEN
AND CHEFS SHOWCASE THE ISLAND’S
BOUNTIFUL HARVEST AT THE
2nd ANNUAL ISLAND HARVEST & HUKILAU
KAPALUA, Maui, Hawaii – On Saturday, June 13th, local farmers,
fishermen and chefs will showcase Maui’s bountiful harvest of produce,
fish and game at the 2nd Annual Island Harvest & Hukilau. This
fun-filled event is part of the 3rd Annual Earth Maui Nature Summit, an
island-wide environmental event presented by the Kapalua Nature Society.
Held at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Beach House Lawn from 4:30 pm - 8:30
pm, the Island Harvest & Hukilau features a traditional hukilau, farmers’
market, food and product booths, and entertainment by Uluwehi Guerrero
A modern interpretation of the traditional fishing art, the hukilau,
opens the festivities at 4:30 pm. Guests may help pull in the nets
as part of this ancient Hawaiian fishing practice which involves the entire
village’s participation in pulling large fishing nets full of bounty from
the sea onto shore. The Island Harvest food festival and farmer’s market
follows at 5:00.
During the Island Harvest, eleven of Maui’s favorite chefs will
be paired with local farmers creating over 33 selections of savory recipes
incorporating island grown and raised products by land and sea. Chefs
participating include David Abella of Roy’s Kahana Bar & Grill; Steve
Amaral of Cucina Pacifica; Patrick Callarec of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua;
Keith Cevoli of Maui Brews; Tony Edington & Sean Kinoshita of The Kapalua
Bay Hotel; D.K. Kodama & John Peck of Sansei Restaurant & Sushi
Bar; John Lopianetzky of Royal Lahaina Resort; Doug Lum of Joe’s Bar &
Grill; Bobby Masters of Hula Grill; David Ribbens of Westin Maui; and Alex
Stanislaw of The Plantation House Restaurant.
Along with the culinary talents of Maui’s chefs, a sampling of
Maui’s cornucopia will be represented by local farmers and fishermen including
Da Kine Herb Farm, D.Y. Ishii Farm, Goble’s Hawaiian Flower Farm, Ka’anapali
Estate Coffee, Local Island Fresh Edibles, Maui Flowers Growers Assoc.,
Maui Mushrooms, Maui Pineapple Company, Ono Organic Farms, Robbie’s Tropical
Flower & Herb Farm, Sweet Kula Farms, Tedeschi Vineyards, and The Sadang
Maui’s own products will also take centerstage. Guests will enjoy
a variety of popular island products including beers and logger by Maui
Brews, POG by Haleakala Dairy, Hawaiian Mist Water from The Water Man,
a variety of cheeses from Rimfire Imports, a sundae bar by Roselani Ice
Cream, and an assortment of freshly baked breads from The Bakery.
Guests will also delight in two memorable concerts performed by Uluwehi
Guerrero and Hapa.
Cost is $65/person for early reservations (by 12:00 noon on Saturday,
June 13); $80/person for late registration; and $15/person ages 12 years
and under. Space is limited, advance reservations recommended.
For more information, contact the Kapalua Nature Society: 800
Kapalua Drive, Kapalua, Maui, HI 96761; telephone 669-0244 or fax 669-4480.
Hukilau is subject to ocean and weather conditions.