Food and Wine Event
It’s always fun to enjoy great wine and delicious delicacies from innovative chefs, especially when it is all for a good cause! That is what is happening at The Shops at Mauna Lani on Saturday, November 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the eighth annual “Uncorked” Food & Wine Festival.
More than a half dozen restaurants, including Mai Grille by Chef Allen Hess, Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Sansei Seafood Steak and Sushi Bar, Pueo’s Osteria and others, will be serving up mouth-watering dishes. Uncorked guests can also savor food tastings from the izakaya-style menu of Monstera, European flavors of The Blue Room, upscale vegan cuisine from Under the Bodhi Tree, contemporary island style by Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, and the traditional sizzle of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. This is a really fun event with—you guessed it—a lot of great drinks courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits, Kona Brewing Company, and more.
Throughout the event the sounds of Hawaiian music will fill the air courtesy of Binti Bailey, whose diverse musical skills slide effortlessly from blues to classical, jazz to soul, and more.
Proceeds benefit the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii Island, (VASH), a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit. VASH provides supportive services to help visitors cope with adversity, from a lost wallet to a serious medical situation or the death of a loved one.
Photo Courtesy of VASH Big Island
Tickets are $65, including food tastings, wines, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Uncorked ticket holders will receive great offers from participating stores and restaurants at The Shops at Mauna Lani on the night of the event. There is also a great silent auction with some not-to-be-missed items.
Julie Keller, RB