Tuesday, March 9, 2010

21st Annual Maui Onion Festival

The 21st Annual Maui Onion Festival, a fun and FREE family event, returns to Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants in Kā‘anapali, Maui on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 9 am – 9 pm.

This is Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants’ signature event, and it honors of Maui’s most famous export, the Maui Kula Onion.

The fun, family event is open to the general public featuring a full day of celebrity chefs demonstrating cooking techniques followed by food sampling for the audience, best onion recipe contest, keiki and adult ‘raw’ Maui Onion eating contest, food and product booths, island music and entertainment, and more.

Special shopping promotions start April 26 at the more than 90 shops & restaurants at Whalers Village.

The 2010 celebrity chefs include Mark Ellman of Malaʻs Ocean Tavern in Lāhaina and Wailea, Roy Yamaguchi of Royʻs Restaurants, D.K. Kodama of Sansei Restaurants and Cane & Taro (Maui), James McDonald of PacificʻO and iʻO Restaurants, and the 2009 Maui Onion Festival Chefs Recipe Contest winner Chef David Paul of David Paulʻs Island Grill in Lāhainā.

Whalers Village is located at 2435 Kāʻanapali Parkway in Kāʻanapali Beach Resort.

For more information visit www.whalersvillage.com or call 808-661-4567.

For information about Kaanapali, visit Kaanapali Beach Resort Association.

Photos by Sandi Yara

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