Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival brings new event to Maui, Girls Night Out at Whalers Village

The Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival added an event to Maui: Whalers Village Presents Girls’ Night Out. Courtesy of HFWF

The Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival has added two new events to the 2022 lineup: Whalers Village Presents Girls’ Night Out at Kāʻanapali and Say Cheese! Making charcuterie boards at Prince Waikīkī in Honolulu.

The 12th annual festival now has 14 curated dining experiences spanning Maui, the Big Island and O’ahu over three weekends.

Girls NIght Out – the ultimate foodie event for fashionistas – heads to the beachfront mall, Whaler’s Village, to kick off the 2022 festival and 4-day event series in Kāʻanapali.

The event, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 20, begins with a toast at the new Hawai’i Wildlife Discovery Center. Ticket holders are then guided on a hunt for fashion finds at Whalers Village’s Tori Richard, Maui Divers Jewelry and Johnny Was while enjoying delicious food and chic in-store cocktails at star restaurants such as Hula Grill, Café Jai and Joey’s Kitchen.

The evening ends at Sephora, where festival mixologists concoct special cocktails. All participants will walk away with a special gift from each participating retailer and have a chance to win exclusive gift baskets at the end of the evening.

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This November, the festival brings “The Cheese Guy” – Californian cheesemaker Kent Torrey – to O’ahu on November 5 for a special hands-on class where attendees learn the tips and tricks for assembling Instagram-worthy cheese and charcuterie. . boards.

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Torrey, who grew up in Hawaii, owns The Cheese Shop in Carmel, California, which is featured on the travel channel around the world as a “must-see destination”.

Say “cheese! attendees will learn how to select the best products to balance shape, texture, taste and color on their boards, as well as insight into the unique history and origin of Torrey’s hand-selected specialty cheeses.

Participants will build their own board from start to finish and take it home on a special Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival commemorative wooden cheese board. Guests will also receive an exclusive wine and cheese pairing lesson – swirling and sipping on a pair of wines. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon.

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The tickets for the Whalers Village Presents Girls Night Out and Say “cheese! Make Charcuterie Boards are $200 per person. They are available for purchase at www.HFWF.me.

Proceeds from festival ticket purchases support Hawai’i farmers, ranchers and fishers, as well as up-and-coming chefs at local culinary schools and agricultural education for Hawai’i keiki.

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