2014 Taste of Hawai‘i Rocks Kaua‘i

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2014 Taste of Hawai‘i Rocks Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja

Taste of Hawai‘i, “The Ultimate Sunday Brunch,” once again brought hundreds of people to Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua last Sunday.

St. Regis

Kaua‘i Grill manager Antonio Palamares attempted to break the Guinness World Record of 26 champagne bottles opened with a saber in one minute. Notice the broken bottle top flying near the Maui Brewing Co. tent.

The Rotary Club of Kapa‘a’s trademark fundraising event — first held in 1988 — showcased more than 30 food establishments, 17 beverage distributors, about 10 concerts in three locations and a large silent auction.

Shilo Pa and his band rocking the event.

Shilo Pa and his band rocking the event.

Besides all the fun, food and drinks, this year’s event showed an impeccable organization, inside and outside the event.

Volunteers kept the event running smooth inside Smith’s Tropical Paradise, while Kaua‘i Police Department officers helped to make sure the traffic flowed safely by the event’s entrance. Additionally, dozens of high-school students helped Zero Waste Kaua‘i to recycle as much waste as possible.

The money raised during the event helps Rotary to fund youth and homeless programs, college scholarships, green initiative awards, community projects and recognitions, and the Anahola Diabetes and Wellness Fair.

See you next year at the 2015 Taste of Hawai‘i.

Sierra Nevada crew

Sierra Nevada crew

Kanai Durant and little Romeo dog.

Kanai Durant and little Romeo dog.

Hukilau Lanai crew

Hukilau Lanai crew

Hawelu ‘ohana

Hawelu ‘ohana

Kaua‘i Marriott crew

Kaua‘i Marriott crew

A Slice of Paradise crew

A Slice of Paradise crew

Maione ‘ohana

Maione ‘ohana

Olympic Café crew

Olympic Café crew

Tonni Riley and Madison

Tonni Riley and Madison

The Green Pig crew

The Green Pig crew

Sushi Bushido crew

Sushi Bushido crew

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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