Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mealani's Taste of the Hawaiian Range 2013

It's almost that time again with Mealani's Taste of the Hawaiian Range at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, it's a foodie extravaganza that you don't want to miss. Coming up this October 4th, this annual event showcases the isle’s grass-fed beef industry while bringing together local ranchers, farmers, restaurateurs and eager eaters to celebrate a bounty of locally produced food.

Over 30 of the state’s top chefs dazzle diners 6-8 p.m. with delectable dishes using grass-fed 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 grass-fed 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,” festival goers can meet Hawai‘i’s food producers at gaily decorated vendor booths and talk story with the ranchers and farmers who make a living growing our food. Taste also affords local food producers the opportunity to hookup with isle chefs, wholesale buyers and consumers.

Here is a post from last seasons event showing some of the most delicious bites from the evening. If this years Taste of the Hawaiian Range is anything like last, you'll want to come early to sample some of the most amazing dishes from the top chefs in Hawaii. For more information and to purchase tickets directly, visit their website here.


  1. Noel, this brings back great memories from my Hawaii trips many, many years ago. We ate beef on Maui several times and it was absolutely crazy good! :)

  2. Oh that photo makes my mouth water. We are on countdown to January when we get back to Hawaii for some of our favorite food of all time. (Wish we were going to be there in October as well).

  3. What is that on the spit, says the city girl. Sure looks good!

  4. Sign me up! The photo is mouth-watering -- I can just about smell the aromas. However, I'll pass on the rocky mountain oysters.

  5. Was all and so ono (delicious) as usual this pasted Oct 4, 2013 one! Great to have met the talented chefs as well.


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