Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Maui

Ka‘anapali Fresh has evolved into the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Maui! We’re pleased to announce that the Maui event will take place 9/4-9/6, 2015 in the lush paradise of Ka‘anapali Beach Resort and will feature a roster of over 15 internationally renowned master chefs and culinary … [Read more...]

Pa’ina – Kfresh 2014 Signature Cocktail

"Pa’ina" Recipe -  Kfresh 2014 Signature Cocktail 2 oz Maui’s Own Organic Ocean Vodka 6 Ho Farms Grape Tomatoes 2 Maui Gold Pineapple Chunks .5 oz Chili Pepper Water .5 oz Lemon Juice .25 oz Simple Syrup Method: Muddle pineapple and tomatoes with chili water, lemon and simple. Add … [Read more...]

Costa de Oro Winery : Gary Burk

While born into a farming family, Gary fell in love with music at an early age. After earning a degree in business from Cal Poly, SLO, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a musician and songwriter. It was during his stay in LA that the Burk and Espinola families planted the 30-acre Gold … [Read more...]

Drew Family Cellars : Jason Drew

  Jason and Molly Drew started Drew Family Cellars in 2000 with a focus on cool climate Pinot Noir and Syrah.   In 2004, they purchased 26 acres on the edge of the coastal Mendocino Ridge AVA.   After building their boutique winery on this far coastal site, Jason planted 7 acres of Pinot … [Read more...]

Ferrari Carano Vineyards & Winery : James Selfridge

I have been in the wine business since 1971, working in a retail wine shop while going to college. My epiphany came when a French wine salesman visited my store. Silver haired, suave, driving a silver Jaguar, he inspired my career. I could work with something I enjoyed. After graduation, I got a job … [Read more...]

Joseph Phelps Vineyards : Ashley Hepworth

Ashley joined Joseph Phelps in 1999 as a harvest intern and stayed on to become a laboratory technician and enologist. In 2004 she was named Associate Winemaker, working closely with Damian Parker overseeing day-to-day winemaking operations and in October of 2008 was promoted to Winemaker. Ashley … [Read more...]

Maui Brewing Co. : Garret Marrero

Garrett Marrero is the Founder of Maui Brewing Co.  As Hawaii's largest craft brewery, Maui Brewing is known globally for its quality and innovation.  Maui Brewing Co. is fiercely committed to authentic Hawaiian production in that 100% of its products are brewed in Hawaii.  This passion for "local" … [Read more...]

Emanuela Vinciguerra, Kumu Farms

Kumu Farms is an organic farm located at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu, Maui and Hoʻolehua on the island of Molokaʻi. Kumu Farms specializes in  papayas, sweet basil, other fresh herbs plus specialty crops including beets, arugula, kale, and more. It also markets its famous pesto! Established … [Read more...]

James “Kimo” Simpliciano, Simpli-fresh Produce

Farm-to-Plate advocate James "Kimo" Simpliciano has come full-circle in fostering the art of farming for culinary use. With Simpli-fresh Produce LLC, a west Maui based farm operation, Kimo provides fresh, locally- grown fruits and vegetables to some of Kaʻanapaliʻs top restaurants including Hula … [Read more...]

2014 Ka’anapali Fresh Wineries

Welcome to the Kā’anapali Fresh Wineries page for our 2014 event. Some of the wineries listed below will participate in the 2014 event. Please stay tuned for the “Fresh” list of wineries! … [Read more...]

Ka‘anapali Craft – A Marriage of Libations Spirited and Brewed

Two award-winning mixologists will entertain and educate as they build craft cocktails with Maui’s finest ingredients. Chandra Lucariello, director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawai‘i, will focus on the latest integration of craft beers into some of our favorite “go to” cocktails. … [Read more...]

Dragonberry Bomb

Cocktail Recipe for Dragonberry Bomb Dragonberry Bomb 1½ oz                Bacardi Dragonberry Rum ¾ oz                 Elderflower Liqueur 3-4 nos              Fresh Blackberries ½ oz                 Limes (freshly squeezed) ½ oz                 Sugar Cane Syrup Ice Cubes Place … [Read more...]

Gevin Utrillo, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

“Growing up in Hawaii has flavored my cooking style, which is influenced by the ethnicities found all over the Islands.  The Japengo menu is ‘Pacific-Rim” influenced, which means that we utilize the ‘big’ and ‘unique’ flavors reflective in the ethnic groups of Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, … [Read more...]

2014 Ka’anapali Chef & Farmer Mixer

On Thursday, February 6th Ka'anapali Beach Resort Chefs and Maui County Farmers came together for an oceanside evening of culinary discussion on Ka'anapali Beach Hotel's Kiawe Lawn as we enter into the third year of Ka'anapali Fresh, the resort’s signature event. The Mixer encouraged the … [Read more...]

Highlights from the 2013 Ka’anapali Fresh

Highlights from the successful 2013 Ka'anapali Fresh. Looking forward to another great event in 2014, stayed tuned for details! … [Read more...]