Restaurants, Restaurant Weeks & Food Festivals:
From June 8-10 in Maui is the 31st Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. Guests can choose between a 4-day festival pass or to attend a la carte events, which include gourmet demonstrations, interactive seminars, wine seminars and the grand tasting. Click here to purchase tickets. Look for accommodations packages at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, call 800-262-8440 or visit them online.
In California, Palm Springs is hosting the 5th Annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week from June 1 through June, 10, 2012. Nearly 100 restaurants from Palm Springs to Indio will be offering their own three-course, prix fixe menus, priced from $24 to $36 per person. In addition, many hotels will also be offering package specials.
In Honolulu, tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, which will run from September 6 through 9, 2012. The event will be hosted at The MODERN Honolulu, Halekulani, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, and Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. Purchase tickets online and visit Classic Vacation for special travel packages.
At the Thompson LES, you can now dine at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, which is located on on the 2nd floor of Thompson LES Hotel. The 100-seat restaurant will serve a menu developed with Blue Ribbon Sushi partner and sushi master, Toshi Ueki.