When East meets West, meets Polynesian, an eclectic combo of flavors mix and evolve into a tantalizing taste bud pleasing flavor known as Pacific Rim cuisine. Eye pleasing and palette satisfying, this blend of Western, Asian, and Polynesian foods can be described only one way, “broke da’ mouth,” the Hawaiian slang for food that is to delicious to describe. Kauai’s proximity to Asia and the mix of cultures that habitat our beautiful island provides access to an assortment of scrumptious meals to satisfy any palette. From a Hawaiian luau feast to vegan fusion cuisine, in addition to the wealth of unique local style choices, oh yes and delicious American dishes, it is all available for your tasting pleasure when you visit the Garden Island of Kauai Hawaii on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at the Smith’s Tropical Paradise.
For a true tasting adventure, traveling the length of the island making stops along the way at the various eateries is recommended. While enjoying the beauty and splendor of the magnificent land and seascapes you will encounter during your travels, you can sample many of the island favorites such as poke (raw fish with seaweed and sesame oil), lomi lomi salmon (cold diced salmon, tomatoes, and onion) or haupia (coconut pudding), to name a few. There will also be non-Hawaiian delicacies for you to enjoy also as you sight see and eat you way around this Island paradise.
If you are hungry and curious, I recommend Kauai’s signature annual fundraising event, Taste of Hawaii. This ultimate Sunday brunch is staffed by the best chefs in all of Hawaii, who cook their world renowned specialties “live,” for you on the Garden Island of Kauai Hawaii, along side Wailua River on the grounds of Smith’s Tropical Paradise. Hosted only once a year by the Rotary Club of Kapaa, this flat fee, all you can eat event is your opportunity to truly taste Hawaii.
Every culinary delight will be available for you to sample and enjoy. Island style specialties, Pacific Rim cuisine, Vegan delicacies, seafood, beef, pasta, salads, desserts, all the best that the island chefs have to offer will be beautifully presented and laid before you for your viewing and tasting pleasure. There will as be a beverage station stock full with beer, wine, island coffee and soft drinks. A silent auction filled with bargains and Kauai souvenirs will also be hosted and music will be performed throughout the day by local entertainment celebrities.
This year’s Taste of Hawaii will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 11:30 am until 4:00 p.m. Come get a taste and an experience of Kauai that few visitors get the opportunity to witness. This upscale garden party atmosphere is the perfect place to relax with your family and encounter one of the hidden treasures of the Garden Island of Kauai. For more information you can visit http://TasteOfHawaii.com.