Story by Léo Azambuja

Photos by Rebecca Smith

EDF 2013 - Heart candiesLife is short, so why not celebrate Valentine’s Day twice this year? And the icing on the cake, pun intended, is you get to eat all your dessert first. All of it!

The 23rd Annual Eat Dessert First is on Feb. 11, three days before the actual Valentine’s Day. An array of sweet and delicious desserts provided by several Kaua‘i chefs is what’s on the menu. And the chocolate fountain, “a favorite of the event,” will be back, said Edie Ignacio, a past president and current member of Zonta Club of Kaua‘i.

Hyatt Cake EDF 2014“For the past 23 years, The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i Foundation has sponsored this signature event to promote and raise funds for scholarships for high school girls who continue their education in college or for women returning to workforce by sharpening their vocational skills for employment at Kaua‘i Community College,” Ignacio said.

This year’s event will be at the Jasmine Ballroom at the Aqua Kaua‘i Beach Resort from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Some of the participants include The Right Slice, Hukilau Lanai and Ko Bakery. Kaua‘i Coffee will return, as well as Organo ice latte coffee and black ice tea tastings.

Besides the food, there will be a silent action filled with Valentine’s gifts and a Valentine’s prize donation drawing, which participants must be present to win. Island contemporary music group Cruz Control will provide the entertainment.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at The Right Slice, Déjà Vu Surf, Hairmates on Akahi Street, Salty Wahine, Island Ace Hardware in Princeville, Vicky’s Fabrics, The Wine Shop and Monkey Pod Jam. Tickets can also be purchased at

Call 332-5654 for more information.

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