Hawaiian Airlines Presents Crush’d

Event Date:

Nov. 3, 2023

Event Time:

6:00-9:00 P.M.


Hawaii Convention Center

Escape to great vineyards around the world at this wine lover’s oasis in the heart of Honolulu, presented by our friends in the sky at Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s annual wine-centric grand tasting returns to the Hawaii Convention Center with dozens of acclaimed winemakers and world-renowned chefs for a night that celebrates varietals from wine countries near and far! Enjoy world-class wines and crush-worthy vintages from famed cellars while swirling your commemorative Hawaii Food & Wine Festival etched Riedel wine glass with some of the best winemakers and sommeliers in the business. And shake things up with mixology masters behind some of the best bars in the world, as they put a twist on craft cocktails that will make your heart sing. Paired with delicious creations from award-winning chefs—all featuring some of Hawaii’s best ingredients—you’ll indulge in an evening of gastronomic excellence!

Get early access to sip and swirl an hour before General Admission attendees with a Priority Access ticket that gives you early entry at 5:00 P.M. Or, upgrade to VIP which includes early entry access and a reserved seat in our VIP lounge featuring three additional gourmet experiences! VIP guests will enjoy Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s signature raw bar—a seafood feast of lobster, king crab, and oysters; sashimi favorites like chutoro and hamachi; seared wagyu and so much more. Chef Aaron Silverman of Pineapple & Pearls in D.C. brings caviar dreams to life with a whimsical caviar bar featuring favorites like his coconut ice cream topped with caviar. The experience wouldn’t be complete without a specialty cheese station curated by The Cheese Shop’s Kent Torrey! Reserve a VIP table of ten (10 tickets) to secure an entire table for your group.

November 3, 2023

6:00-9:00 P.M.
Hawaii Convention Center

Attire: Smart Casual

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If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to support culinary and agricultural education, sustainability, and cultural programs in Hawaii.



  • No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanied by their parents, will be admitted to Festival events, unless noted otherwise


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Updated September 16, 2021
The safety of our attendees and participants is our number one priority. In accordance with ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach’s Health & Safety policies, ALL employees, guests and patrons – including HFWF21 attendees – will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Ticket holders will receive instructions on how to submit documentation and further information on health and safety measures can be found on our FAQ page, or by contacting [email protected].

By attending HFWF21:

  • You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will comply with all HFWF Health & Safety Protocols once determined by government mandate at time of HFWF21, including but not limited to face mask requirements, health screening and questionnaire, proof of negative COVID-19 test or vaccine card
  • You (and all ticketed attendees) acknowledge that by attending HFWF21, you will be subject to HFWF Health & Safety Protocols. HFWF reserves the right to refuse entry or remove an individual from an event if any such protocols are breached


Hawaii Food & Wine Festival resort partners are offering special room rates for #HFWF23 attendees. Click HERE to explore and book. Reservations and room rates are subject to availability.


Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds from the Thirteenth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival benefit the Festival which supports culinary and agricultural education, sustainability, and cultural programs in Hawaii.

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Gabi & Greg Denton

Ox Restaurant - Portland, OR

Tyler Florence

Miller & Lux Restaurant - San Francisco, CA

Daisuke Hamamoto

Arancino at The Kahala - Honolulu, HI


Michelle Karr-Ueoka

MW Restaurant & Artizen by MW - Honolulu, HI


Andrew Le

The Pig & The Lady - Honolulu, HI

David LeFevre

Manhattan Beach Post - Manhattan Beach, CA

Rhoda Magbitang

The Inn at Matteiʻs Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection - Carpinteria, CA

Chef Shawn McClain

Shawn McClain

Highlands Restaurant - Detroit, MI

Jason Neroni Headshot

Jason Neroni

Best Bet Pizzeria - Los Angeles, CA

Aaron Silverman

Rose's Luxury, Pineapple & Pearls and Little Pearl - Washington DC

Jeremiah Stone & Fabian von Hauske

Contra/Wildair - New York, NY

Brooke Tadena

Levy Restaurants - Honolulu, HI


Wade Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI


Roy Yamaguchi

Roy Yamaguchi Group of Restaurants - Honolulu, HI



Chuck Furuya, MS

Master Sommelier - Honolulu, HI


Roberto Viernes, MS

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates - Honolulu, HI


Thomas Brown

Rivers-Marie - Calistoga, CA

Knox Clendenen

Au Bon Climat Winery & Clendenen Family Wines - Santa Barbara, CA

Cathy Cohn Headshot

Cathy Cohn

Mayacamas Vineyards - Napa Valley

Jeffrey Cruz

Sinegal Estate - St. Helena, CA

Stephanie Ducloux

Champagne Paul Bara - Champagne, France

Matt Duncan

Silver Oak - Oakville, CA

Lionel Faury

Lionel Faury - No. Rhone, France

Jonathan Floyd

Duckhorn Family of Wines - Napa, CA

Hilary Graves

Booker Vineyard - Paso Robles, CA

Joy Lindholm

Joy Lindholm

Champagne Selections - Skurnik USA

Lara Mancini

Almaviva|Baron Philippe de Rothschild - Puente Alto, Chile

Dana Manison

Hundred Acre Wine - St. Helena, CA

Quelene Marino

OVID | Silver Oak Cellars - Napa, CA

Kristin Monteiro

Faust Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Mike Officer headshot

Mike Officer

Carlisle - Sonoma Valley, CA

Matt Trevisan

Linne Caldo - Paso Robles, CA


Tony Abou-Ganim

Tony Abou-Ganim

The Modern Mixologist - Las Vegas, NV

Jen Ackrill

Hau Tree - Honolulu, HI

Iain Griffiths

Empirical - Brooklyn, NY

Francesco Lafranconi

Carver Road Hospitality - Las Vegas, NV

Kyle Reutner Headshot

Kyle Reutner

Ko Hana Distillers - Kunia, HI

andy seymour headshot

Andy Seymour

Liquid Productions - New York, NY

Christian Suzuki

Bell Tree Hospitality - San Francisco, CA

Special Presenters


Kent Torrey

The Cheese Shop - Carmel, CA

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