Hana Harvest This Weekend Features Food, Farms & Fine Wine

Hana Harvest This Weekend Features Food, Farms & Fine Wine

This coming weekend, the Hotel Hana Maui is hosting a “Harvest Weekend” celebration that will spotlight local farmers, fisherman and producers, as well as fine wine and culinary preparations from one of Hawai’i’s most celebrated chefs. The event is the first of its kind since the hotel assumed new ownership.

Organized by food and beverage director Keith Mallini, the event has already attracted upwards of 75 food and wine enthusiasts from Maui, neighbor islands and even a few mainlanders, who will come to experience the unique culture that is the secluded and pristine Hana.

“Hana is a model of sustainability that the entire world would be better for experiencing,” said Brian Berusch, B on Hawaii publisher, who helped conceptualize the Hana Harvest weekend with Mallini. “By introducing a master sommelier, chefs, farmers and fisherman to the patrons—and foodies—of the hotel, everyone present will gain insightful knowledge on the importance of a sustainable community, and all its working parts.”

The weekend will begin on Saturday, February 21, with a chef led tour of Kahanu National Tropical Botanical Garden, followed by a food and wine tasting reception at the Hotel Hana Maui’s Plantation Guest House. Here, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with Mallini, featured chef Olelo Pa’a Faith Ogawa, master sommelier Roberto Viernes, cultural expert Danny Akaka, Jr., travel and food expert Brian Berusch. Also in attendance will be local Hana musicians, kapuna and hula halau.

On Sunday, February 22, patrons will visit Laulima and Ono Farms in Kipahulu, enjoying a picnic lunch in the midst, followed by a visit to the Hana Cultural Center (where we’ll snack on “Poi and Prosecco”). This will lead in to a wine reception back at the Hotel Hana Maui, followed by a chef’s table dinner prepared by Chef Ogawa, in the Ka’uiki Dining Room.

Ticketing for individual events ranges from $30 to $120 per, while a discounted ticket of $240 will get you in to all the events that take place throughout the weekend.

Whether a resident of Maui or you’re looking for an excuse to take advantage of the wonderful deals on flights and hotels, this will be an unforgettable getaway that will leave you satiated and interested in sustainable culture throughout Hawai’i.

The event has already attracted upwards of 75 food and wine enthusiasts from Maui, neighbor islands and even a few mainlanders.