The Taste of Hawai'i is Kauai's signature annual event taking place each year on the first Sunday in June. Many visitors plan their sojourns around this event. Hotels run specials to coincide with this event and the locals love it for the music, food, reuniting for fellowship with friends to talk story and experience the true Aloha spirit that goes along with each Taste of Hawaii.
Taste of Hawaii is made up of hundreds of volunteers from the community, vendors pay good money to get exposure and give their food away. Tickets cost one hundred dollars each. Nobody can really eat one hundred dollars worth of food, one must look at it like your donating a hundred dollars to charity and the event is free.
Photo Top left,
Chef Greg Stoll of the Ashton Beach resort with his culinary delightful raw seafood salad "Poisson Cru."
Top right, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. high fives Quakes lead singer James Norman
Bottom left Nathan displays Kauai shrimp and ono Ceviche, Watermelon Gazpacho, petite herb salad." created by Garrison Price of the Kauai grill at the St. Regis Resort in Princeville.
Below, an employee of the Feral pig brings on the most delicious Cheeseburger slider ever... All photos copyright James "Kimo" Rosen
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