Dine Under a Maui Moon with celebrity chefs

Take a front row seat at the finale of Ka’anapali Fresh from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 31 for Under a Maui Moon. Setting the stage will be the beachfront Kitchen Stadium at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa on Kaanapali Beach.

The gala is sponsored by the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, merging with K-Fresh.

Enjoy reserved seating in the resort’s open-air Napili Gardens and savor an extraordinary dining experience produced by six renowned chefs, highlighting Maui-grown products.

Featured chefs will include TV star and cookbook author Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Mass.; Mourad Laulou of acclaimed Aziza in San Francisco; and celebrated Indian American chef Floyd Cardoz of North End Grill in New York.

Maui participants will include Bev Gannon of Bev Gannon Restaurants, Isaac Bancaco of Kaana Kitchen at Andaz Maui; and host chef Gregory Grohowski of Hyatt Regency Maui.

You may upgrade your ticket to come early for the VIP cocktail reception, starting at 5 p.m. It will feature Northern Divine caviar and gourmet pupu, along with mixology cocktails.

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival was founded by Hawaii’s own superstars Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong. It’s one of the premier epicurean events in the state. In fact, the first day, Aug. 29, launches the week of activities on the Big Island. Then it moves to Maui for Under the Maui Moon the following night, and ends up on Oahu at various venues from the Modern in Waikiki to Aulani Disney Resort from Sept. 3 through 7. For tickets, complete schedule and more details, visit www.HFWF.me.