Taste Of The Hawaiian Range Dishes Out Local Cuisine At Hilton Waikoloa Village, Oct. 4, 2013

This information originated in American English.

March 26, 2013

KOHALA COAST, Hawaii - Hilton Waikoloa Village welcomes the 18th Mealani's Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agriculture Festival on Oct. 4, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. Once again sprawling throughout Hilton Waikoloa Village, the 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.

Thirty-five of the state's top chefs have already confirmed their participation to prepare 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- 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.

Tickets for the evening Taste and Cooking 101 demo will be sold online starting July 1 at http://www.TasteOfTheHawaiianRange.com. Taste tickets remain priced at $40 presale and $60 at the door, while the fee for the cooking demo is $10. Be on the lookout for ticket giveaways on Facebook at Taste of the Hawaiian 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 $229 + tax per room on Friday, October 4, 2013. The kama'aina special also includes two tickets to the Taste of the Hawaiian Range. Pre- and post-event hotel start at $149 per room, per night, based on availability.

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

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 the Pacific 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 call +1 808 886 1234. To download images visit http://news.hilton.com/waikoloavillage.

Contact

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

Julia Peters
Hilton Waikoloa Village
+1 850 668 2222
jpeters@zimmerman.com

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