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Taste of Hawaii 2008 - Another Great Success

This year's Taste of Hawaii held this past Sunday on June 1st at Smith's Tropical Paradise on the Wailua River was a great success. The event continued its greening trend which started several years ago. The last two years all the utensils and cups and trays were bio-degradeable. This year, a local organization called Zero Waste Kauai participated by taking all the food and biodegradeables to compost and separate all the recycleable materials.

Over 1300 paid guest and close to 800 volunteers, musicians and chefs filled the park starting early Sunday morning and ending at 4PM. There were 14 music groups and some spectacularly delicious foods. My wife particularly liked the tomato-basil-chile gelato. I was enthralled by the Marriott's offering of mediterranean samples, including a little piece of lamb, edamame pate, couscous and chickpea salad.

The musical highlight of the event was the performance in the pavillion by Makana, who is one of the most unusual and talented slack key guitarists alive today. Makana blends the study and wisdom of the great slack key masters with the youthful exuberance, passion, and sheer joy of being inventive with his guitar and voice. MAKANA

Here are a few pictures you may enjoy. If you are ever on Kauai in June, Taste of Hawaii is always the first Sunday of the month. You've got to check out this way cool event.


Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: ron@hawaiilife.com

Comment balloon 2 commentsRonnie Margolis • June 05 2008 02:24PM


Great news!  I love that Zero Waste Kauai concept.... maybe Maui will jump on that bandwagon too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 12 years ago

The newspaper, the Garden Island, had a huge story on Monday about the whole effort. Check it out on the article Taste of Hawaii goes green. This was the lead story above the fold on Monday. It's inspiring to see people rallying behind a cause that is so natural and common sense., don't ya think?

Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) over 12 years ago