Friday, February 22, 2013

Hawaii Breadfruit Festival - March 2, 2013

2nd Annual Breadfruit Festival in Puna
Only 10 minutes from Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast:

Just one week for the Puna Breadfruit Festival!!! Are you attending?

The Second Annual Breadfruit Festival in Puna will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the campus of the Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School at Pū'āla'a, located next to ‘Ahalanui Hot Pond Park in lower Puna. The theme this year is E 'ulu nui a niu 'ola as the ‘ulu (breadfruit) is being paired with the niu (coconut) - Besides music, hula, many cultural and food demonstrations and a delicious buffet that will be available to the general public, the festival will again feature a Cooking Contest. The contest rules, guidelines and entry forms can be found when you click on links provided at the bottom of this article.

The creative buffet menu is a collaboration between three chefs and a chocolatier using all locally grown or sourced ingredients; Chef Casey Halpern of ‘Café Pesto’ in Hilo, Chef Kanoa Miura of ‘Aloha Mondays’ Catering, also in Hilo, Chef Mark Noguchi of ‘Pili Hawai’i’ Catering & ‘Taste’ in Oahu and Nat Bletter of ‘Madre Chocolate’, a Hawai’i based chocolate company. Be sure to bring an appetite for ono island grown food! 
Directions to the Festival: Take Rte 130 to Pahoa. Turn left at traffic signal to Rte 132. Bear left at fork just after Lava Tree State Park. Turn right at four corners to Rte 137. Next to ’Ahalanui Hot Pond Park in the site of the old Village of Pu'ala'a.

All of the Cooking Contest entry forms are available for downloading at the Kua O Ka La School website and at in the Hawai’i HomeGrown Food Network site.

The Breadfruit Festivals are a project of Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu. For more information, please visit

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