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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Don't Miss This Year's Taste of Hawaii..!" 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Gourmet edition~Kimo's world #131)

Katerina Norman, Kapa'a Rotary past president 
and Shawn Gallagher, Executive chef
of the Eastside in Kapa'a enjoy the

 25th milestone silver anniversary
of the Taste of Hawai'i at Smiths Tropical Paradise.

Kimo's world special Gourmet edition #131
Don't Miss This Year's Taste of Hawaii
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The Taste of Hawai'i' is Kaua'i's annual signature event by which many visitors plan their trips  and locals count the days!There's still time to purchase tickets  for the 2016 'Taste' this coming Sunday, June 5th at Smiths Tropical Paradise!
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'Taste' is  my favorite annual event on Kaua'i and is basically my Christmas-Chanukah in June.  Last year I decided to buy a new shirt for  the event. I tried the shirt on and it looked very nice, a medium tight fitting pullover aloha shirt.  I decided right before leaving to change to my regular wardrobe, a loose fitting T-shirt and shorts with a draw string, I am so glad I did and here's why;
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The brunch which features over 40 chefs strutting their signature dishes, 10 plus beer, wine and soft drink beverage vendors allows you to eat  and drink to your hearts content. The 10 plus musical bands from Rock' roll to Big band allow you to burn off a few calories and make room for even more delicious ono grinds--then take a breather over  at the silent auction to make room for the Lappert's ice cream station. Therefore remember to wear  loose fitting clothing to get in as much as possible.
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The wood fired flat-bread brushed with olive oil and herbs presented by The Feral Pig restaurant along with their slow smoked  Porchetta, a savory boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition was one of many ono food exhibits at the 25th milestone silver anniversary at  the Taste of Hawai'i.  Everyone who tasted this culinary delight had two things to say, "Broke Da Mout and Wop Da Jaw" ( meaning delicious in Hawaiian pidgin) (photo bottom page)
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Rumor has it for this special day that the  food  and drink have zero calories, so just pretend your in heaven and eat to your hearts content. I feel sorry for the people wanting to lose weight that have had  their stomachs stapled, unstable them for da Taste! 
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Seriously,"Taste" is not only a taste of food but a taste of community, a taste of charity and a taste of fellowship."Taste" is a community event sponsored by the  Kapa'a Rotarian's. All profits go towards scholarships for our local youth and fund international projects such as providing safe drinking water and sanitation in schools for people in poverty stricken areas around the world.
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The Taste of Hawaii is the original food and wine tasting event for the islands and on Kauai. Produced by the Rotary Club of Kapaa and countless community volunteers, this year marks the 28th year of hosting  The Ultimate Sunday Brunch. Taste of Hawaii will be held on Sunday June 5, 2016 at Smith’s Tropical Paradise. 
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When: Sunday June 5th, 2016, 11:30am – 3:30pm

Where: Smith’s Tropical Paradise

Price: $100 online or $125 at the door
I always look at the event as being free since all proceeds are donated to charity, not only that you can  write off a portion of your ticket on next years tax returns! Wow!

Tickets: buy your tickets online here, or call 808-346-7095  Tell them  you saw Kimo's world blog!

Or if your on Kaua'i you can still purchase tickets at the following locations;  

Hanalei surf company
Magi Dragon (Princeville shopping center)
North Shore Pharmacy
Jim Saylor Jewelers
Vicki Fabrics
Deli & Bread Connnections
Inkspot Quality Printing Corp.
Poipu Surf (Kukuiula shopping center)
Westside Pharmacy



Taste is not only the ultimate
Sunday brunch but one of the best
parties on  earth! 

It's a bird, it's plane, wait, it's a drone
photographing the Taste!

Last years (2015) 27th annual Taste of Hawaii had a  bride and groom celebrating their reception. What a great idea! We were even spied on by a drone photographing the event.  
Photographer extraordinaire Dennis Fujimoto
of The Garden Island news, takes notes
for his cover story on the newly married
couple, Mr. & Mrs. Turner.

Bistro chef grilling the Ono Ribs!

 Does life get any better than this? 
Grilled St. Louis ribs, slow cooked,
 smothered with a secret recipe
 of pineapple BBQ sauce?

The Ebi Tempurura musubi was one
of the most delicious entrees!

Hee Fat shave ice artist putting
the finishing touches on
the most amazing shaved ice
on the planet!

My friends joke, but it's true. I am a hermit. I live for this one event. 

There's still time to get tickets for this awesome event. I look at this  event as free since all proceeds go to charity,not only that you can  write off a portion of your ticket on next years tax returns! Wow!  Such a deal! Ticket's are $100.00 in advance and 125.00 at the door.
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Cafe organic strutting the best and smoothest
 iced coffee and Kale salad.
For the complete photo gallery of the Taste of Hawaii 2015 click on the link below;

Steve Saylor and Bettejo Dux
discussing world affairs at the
27 annual Taste of Hawaii.
The Coconut wireless is
reporting Ms. Dux was
the best dressed at the event.

Last year I had a flip cam that I bought on closeout at Costco for only $25.00 and wound up getting it on KHON T.V.  with Joe Moore's nightly news out of Honolulu. Check it out. I was amazed what the guys in editing did with my video from a flip cam. Here it is. 

 Read dakinetalk blogs about  past Taste's of Hawaii;
2014-" A Taste of Google;
2013- "Eat Drink And Be Merry-All For Charity;
2012-A Taste of dakine;

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Hana Hou, (Encore)
Sunrise images below created by James"Kimo"Rosen with 'PIP' App Bon Appétit!

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1 comment:

Glenn Mickens said...

I get my tickets every year from my good friend, Ray Carpenter who is the go to man with the Rotary. That organization does the most good for people on Kauai than any other club or charity. Too bad that our government isn't as well run as they are (National, State or Local) as we would be in a lot better shape than we are now.