Serving Up Fierce Fashion & Food at Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort on October 27 


HONOLULU, HI (June 27, 2019)Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) and EFFEN Vodka presents Drag Appetit on Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with the savory and sweet brunch dishes by the pride of today’s culinary scene. In support of the 2019 Honolulu Pride, HFWF will continue the celebrations at Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort with bites, flowing cocktails and a special performance by The Party Monsters.  


“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, so it couldn’t be a more perfect time for HFWF to introduce a pride event to its lineup,” said Joe Bock, Director of Hawai`i LGBT Legacy Foundation. “We are happy to support Drag Appetit by inviting our friends at World Pride Day in NYC to the event. It’s important to showcase the unique talent and personalities of Hawai‘i with our community and visitors.” 


Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress as they help count down to the headlining performance by Honolulu’s greatest drag performers, and enjoy the grand-tasting with perfectly poured cocktails. Dishes will be prepared by Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival culinary talent, including: 

  • Chai Chaowasaree, Chef Chai 
  • Abby Ferrer, Star Noodle  
  • Kelvin Ro, Diamond Head Market & Grill 
  • Delia Romano, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 
  • Art Smith, Art Bird & Whiskey Bar 
  • Khristianne Uy 


Tickets to Drag Appetit are $95 per person inclusive of taxes and fees, available at www.HFWF.me 


Stay connected with the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival via www.HFWF.me or follow HFWF on Twitter/Instagram @HIFoodWineFest and Facebook at hawaiifoodandwinefestival for more information on upcoming events. Tickets for #HFWF19 are available now. 



The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 100 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry. Proceeds support local beneficiaries committed to sustainability and cultural and educational programs in Hawai‘i.