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Thu. Nov 2, 6pm-9pm (Priority & FHB/MC Preferred 5pm-9pm)


Tickets: $225 - $325

Spice Market

Spice Market + Cocktails connects East and West as chefs and mixologists cook-up and shake-up dishes and drinks inspired by the flavors found along the Silk Road. HFWF veterans, Ming Tsai (Blue Dragon, MA), Charles Phan (Slanted Door, SF), Ken Oringer (Toro, NY), join up-and-coming new chefs, Brandon Jew (Mr. Jiu, SF), Chris Oh (Hanjip, CA), Mamoru Tatemori (Honolulu, HI) and seven others to create flavor palates found in China, Vietnam, Turkey, India, Thailand, Japan and Korea among others. 

This year, we also transform the Sunset and Sunrise pool decks at THE MODERN HONOLULU into a cocktail lounge with four grand tasting bars featuring nine mixologists. Favorite, Chandra Lucariello, Master Mixologist from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii, curated the team that includes Natasha David (Nitecap, NY), Marco Dionysos (ABV, CA), Ann Louis Marquis (Campari America, NY), Julie Reiner (Clover Club, Leyenda & Mixtress Consulting, NY), Katie Stipe (Diageo Global Spirits Co., NY), KJ Williams (Long Island Bar, NY), Reymundo Delagado (Mina Group, HI), Justin Park (Bar Leather Apron, HI).

Come join us as belly dancing takes place on the hottest pool deck bar lounge in town. World-class wines poured by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii and refreshing beers from Anheuser-Busch will also be poured.

This Event Features First Hawaiian Bank MasterCard Preferred Access, Early Entry at 5:00 pm


Resort Casual

Participating Talent

Chefs & Culinary

Kenji Chiba

Chibakiya - Tokyo, Japan

Vikram Garg

TMG Hospitality - Honolulu, HI

Brandon Jew

Mister Jiu's - San Francisco, CA

Chris Oh

Hanjip - Los Angeles, CA

Ken Oringer

Toro - Boston, MA

Keith Pajinag


Charles Phan

The Slanted Door - San Francisco, CA

Jongkol Sucodt

Noi Thai Cuisine - Honolulu, HI

Brian Sung

Honolulu Coffee Co. - Honolulu, HI

Mamoru Tatemori

Honolulu, HI

Ming Tsai

Blue Dragon - Wellesley, MA

Tony Rungang Xu

Chengdu Taste - San Gabriel, CA

Hui Yuan

Wuxi Hubin Hotel - Wuxi, China

Master Sommeliers

Joseph Spellman, MS

JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery - Paso Robles, CA


Laura Diaz Munoz

Cardinale, Lokoya, Galerie Wines - Oakville, CA

Tom Dugan

DeLille Cellars - Woodinville, WA

Matt Duncan

Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars - Napa Valley, CA

Ashley Hepworth

Joseph Phelps Vineyards - St. Helena, CA

Gerry Moffit

Altra Winery - Napa Valley, CA

William Price III

Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery - Healdsburg, CA

Bernard Retornaz

Domaine Louis Latour - Burgundy, France

Marco Stevanoni

Dark Star Imports - New York, NY; Bastianich Winery - Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Schatzi Throckmorton

Behrens Family Winery - St. Helena, CA

Justin Willett

Tyler Winery - Santa Barbara, CA


Natasha David

Nitecap - New York, NY

Marco Dionysos

ABV - San Francisco, CA

Anne Louise Marquis

Campari America - New York, NY

Julie Reiner

Clover Club, Leyenda & Mixtress Consulting - New York, NY

Katie Stipe

Diageo Global Spirits Company - New York, NY

KJ Williams

Long Island Bar - Brooklyn, NY

Local Mixologists

Raymundo Delgado

Mina Group/Stripsteak Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Chandra Lucariello

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Justin Park

Bar Leather Apron - Honolulu, HI