Join us for Hawai'i's premier food-grazing event—the 19th Annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agricultural Festival.
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island of Hawai'i
Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range is Friday, Sept. 26 and expanding to offer three hours of tasting from 5-8 p.m. The 19th annual agricultural festival that showcases the use of pasture-raised, local beef sprawls both inside and out of the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Thirty of the state’s top chefs have already confirmed their participation to prepare delectable dishes using pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, mutton and wild boar—plus a cornucopia of fresh island fruit, veggies, honey, spices and beverages.
Culinary adventure seekers can taste and enjoy all the cuts of pasture-raised beef—everything from tongue to tail—prepared expertly by Hawai‘i chefs. Enjoy familiar cuts like sirloin tip and ribs, plus beef cheek and the infamous “rocky mountain oysters” or bull testicles.
While “tasting,” attendees can meet Hawai‘i’s food producers at booths and talk story with the ranchers and farmers who make a living growing our food. They can also enjoy exhibits presenting topics related to local agriculture and healthy foods, including the University of Hawai’i’s Mealani Research Station.
Don’t miss “Pasture-raised Beef Cooking 101” Demo
Learn how to use and prepare 100 percent pasture-raised beef at a 3 p.m. at this year's informative culinary demonstration: Pasture-raised Beef Cooking 101. This year’s guest presenter is Peter Abarcar Jr, executive chef of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The presentation includes sampling.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have disabilities requiring special assistance, please call Ms. Jeri Moniz at 808-960-8411 no later than August 26, 2014.