Hilton Waikoloa Village Serves Up Local Cuisine On Hawaii Island At "Mealani's Taste Of The Hawaiian Range" On Friday, September 26, 2014

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August 15, 2014

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Hilton Waikoloa Village Hilton Waikoloa Village welcomes the 19th Mealani's Taste of the Hawaiian Range on Sept. 26, 2014, with expanded hours from 5 - 8 p.m. Showcasing Hilton Waikoloa Village's newly renovated conference center, the event features the isle's pasture-raised beef industry while bringing together local ranchers, farmers, restauranteurs and eager eaters to celebrate a bounty of locally produced food.

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- from tongue to tail-prepared expertly by Hawai‘i chefs. Guests also enjoy more 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 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 connect with isle chefs and consumers. Attendees can also enjoy exhibits presenting topics related to local agriculture and healthy foods.

Tickets for the evening Taste are sold at a dozen island wide locations and online at http://www.TasteOfTheHawaiianRange.com. Tickets for Taste are $45 through Thursday, Sept. 25 and $60 on event day. Be on the lookout for ticket giveaways on Facebook at Taste of theHawaiian Range and Twitter #TasteHI. For general event information, phone (808) 969-8228.

Hawaii residents eager to savor the flavors of authentic Hawaiian dishes can take advantage of Hilton Waikoloa Village's Taste of the Hawaiian Range Package with rates starting at $239 + tax per room on Friday, September 26, 2014. The Package special includes two tickets to  the Taste of the Hawaiian Range. Must show valid Hawaii State ID at check in and must have Hawaii address in reservation to book. Pre- and post-event hotel accommodations start at $149 plus $15 resort charge per room, per night based on availability.

To book an overnight stay at Hilton Waikoloa Village under an exclusive Taste of the Hawaiian Range room package (code TSH), visit http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/kamaaina, or call 1-800-HILTONS.

Contacts:
Lindsey Shindler
Hilton Waikoloa Village
+1 850 668 2222
lshindler@zimmerman.com

Jeri Moniz
For Taste of the Hawaiian Range
+1 808 960 8411
jamoniz@hawaiiantel.net

About Hilton Waikoloa Village
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a 62-acre Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,240 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Amenities include three fresh-water swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; the Dolphin Quest educational center; nine dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; the Club Keiki children's program; Legends of Hawaii Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and an expansive tennis complex. Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive cultural entertainment as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours. Adventures within Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping and activities at Queens' Marketplace and Kings' Shops.

For more information about Hilton Waikoloa Village visit www.waikoloavillage.hilton.com or visit or call +1 808 886 1234. To download images visit http://news.hilton.com/waikoloavillage.

About Mealani's Taste of the Hawaiian Range
Mealani's Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agriculture Festival provides a venue for sustainable agricultural education, encouragement and support of locally produced ag products. The premiere ag-tourism event is a partnership between CTAHR, Hawaii Cattlemen's Association, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, Kulana Foods, UH-Hilo CAFNRM,County of Hawaii Dept. on Environmental Management and community volunteers. Sponsorship also includes the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Hawaii County Research andmDevelopment, Hawaii Community College Food Service & Culinary Program and KTA SuperStores. The quality and growth of this event are rooted in small business participation, sponsorship and in-kind donations. For more information, visit http://www.TasteOfTheHawaiianRange.com.

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