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Friday, June 9, 2017

"The 29th Annual Taste of Hawaii..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world # 190)

Kimo's world #190-Blog #1943

The 29th Annual Taste of Hawaii
Taste of Hawai'i-2017

Each picture is worth a thousand words!
The 'Taste of Hawai'i' is Kaua'i's signature event-
always happening the first Sunday in June.
Many visitors plan their vacations around this event.
Locals count the days until next years 'Taste' because of its popularity.
I do not believe there is a better event that happens anywhere anytime ever in the state of Hawai'i. If you have never been to the 'Taste of Hawai'i' mark your calendars for the  30th annual 'Taste of Hawai'i'-the first Sunday in June of 2018!
I am told there will be special events to mark the 30th Anniversary, how much more special can this event get?
Special thanks to the Rotary club of Kappa for organizing this great event and donating all proceeds to charity.
Folks, this is it! Life doesn't get much better!
Bon App├ętit Broke Da mout and Wap da jaw!
James "Kimo" Rosen
Publisher/ Blogger-n-chief,dakinetalk blog

Check out the photo album of the 29th Taste of Hawai'i!

Chef Christopher Kim of the St Regis in Princeville along with his Sou chef prepares one of their signature dishes of Korean  Braised beef cheeks-Crispy rice, Kimchi slaw with a pineapple glaze.  The chef told me the beef cheeks are from Japanese cattle and are marinated and slow cooked for 13 hours.  This was definitely a favorite for many at the annual event including me!

Executive chef Sean Small
created his famous dish of Pork
adobo with cure egg yoke
and edible flowers
TheVoyager Lanai at
the Marriot courtyard
created another crowd pleaser
by head chef  Lucas Sautter
with the secret recipe for
Red Thai Coconut Curry Prawns.
The Lanai restaurant presents their gourmet
version of Loco Moco(Braised wagyu short rib, truffled risotto,
with a mini fried egg)  Comfort food heaven!   ;-)
Palate wine bar
makes homemade sausage
with mustard along with pickled carrots

All you can eat and drink!
Is everyone happy?

Mahalo Bartender!
Nattie Rhythm and sound
had the Taste rocking!
All ages love da Taste!
Dancing, eating, drinking, perfect weather,
great fellowship and Aloha, not only the ultimate
Sunday brunch, the ultimate best day all year
in the state of Hawai'i!  ;-)

Steve Dubey of Rumba De Fuego had the  people at the 29th annual Taste of Hawai'i
at Smiths Tropical Paradise on their feet working of all those calories 

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!

For the 25th Taste back in 2013 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 Hawai'i;
Taste of Hawai'i-2016, Each picture is worth a thousand words
For the complete photo gallery of the Taste of Hawai'i 2015 click on the link below;


2014-" A Taste of Google;
2013- "Eat Drink And Be Merry-All For Charity;
2012-A Taste of dakine;

Hana Hou-Encore-My favorite memory of any Taste!

The smartest couple I ever met at the Taste of Hawaii was
 back in 2015 at the 27th annual Taste.
They decided to get married at the Taste!
They brought to preacher and 4 close friends
and 100 bucks a pop and had all they could eat and drinlk
along with 6 musical bands from jazz to big band
, rock and roll.  These folks got married in style on
 a limited bufget and they will always remain in
my memory as the coolest couple. If I ever get married, not a bad idea!

Above photo back at 2015 Taste of Hawaii, Garden photographer extraordinaire Dennis Fujimoto interviews for his cover story newly married couple Mr. and Mrs. Turner