Lucky Dragon with Martin Yan & Friends

Event Date:

Oct. 18, 2024

Event Time:

6:00-9:00 P.M.


Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Step into the Year of the Dragon and raise a glass to good fortune at the breathtaking Mauna Kea Beach Hotel this fall! HFWF24 kicks off on the Island of Hawaii as we celebrate the strength, wisdom and auspiciousness of this mythical creature through the flavors of Asia.

Prepare for an unforgettable grand tasting as ten esteemed Asian American chefs, including the legendary Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook fame, embrace the creative spirit of the Wood Dragon to showcase unique dishes inspired by their heritage. From the bold flavors of China to the delicacies of Japan, and everything in between, you’ll enjoy a taste of tradition and innovation while highlighting the best of Hawaii’s local ingredients in every bite. Plus, you’ll sip and savor handcrafted cocktails from top mixologists and curated wines expertly chosen by renowned winemakers to enhance the flavors of each dish. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious epicurean, you’ll enjoy an evening of yin and yang—balance and harmony with every bite and sip!

Don’t miss this celebration of Asian American culinary excellence with an evening of exquisite flavors! See below for more information:


  • Priority ticket gives you early entry at 5:00 P.M., an hour before General Admission attendees.
  • Event is outdoors, resort casual attire.

October 18, 2024

6:00-9:00 P.M.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Attire: Resort Casual

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is offering special room rates for HFWF attendees. Click HERE to book. Reservations and room rates are subject to availability.


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Peter Cho

Han Oak - Portland, OR

Brandon Jew

Mister Jiu's - San Francisco, CA

Belinda Leong

Belinda Leong

b. Patisserie - San Francisco, CA

Gaby Maeda

Friends & Family Bar - Oakland, CA

Robynne Maii

Fête - Honolulu, HI

Bryan Nagao

Manta at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - Waimea, HI


Shota Nakajima

Taku & Kobo - Seattle, WA

Jason Peel

Jason Peel

Nami Kaze - Honolulu, HI

Mark Pomaski

Mark Pomaski

Moon & Turtle - Hilo, HI

Martin Yan

Yan Can Cook, Inc. - Foster City, CA

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