About Taste of Aloha Food Tours
Cool, verdant, gorgeous Upcountry Kamuela. This is where much of the Islands best produce is cultivated. We explore the hidden culinary treasures in the residential community of Waimea, where the first paniolo (cowboy) was invented, the rural of South Kohala. The drive itself is breathtaking.
Join us as we walk where the last Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboys) Town in Hawaii. Where 23 years ago people are seen riding their horses to the towns burger joint.
This tasting tour takes you on a journey through one of the most historical streets in Hawaii with cafes, gift shops, bakeries and award winning restaurants. Enjoy food tasting from a diverse array of cuisines. Well enjoy an exquisite lunch, feasting on local organic produce, fish and game. Who would have thought this small town of Waimea once called the last frontier of Paniolo's, has so much to offer.
Start with a dining excursion to one of our highly rated, locally owned and operated restaurants. Our chefs prepare a variety of fresh dishes that use some of the very same produce locally grown here on the island. They pride themselves in the quality of our varied cuisine and their talents in delivering an amazing dining experience. For the discerning, an additional wine pairings menu may be added for a small fee, if available.
When: Thursday & Friday
Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:Approximately 3 1/2 - 4 hours
Weather:Tour takes place rain or shine
Dress: Wear sunblock, comfortable shoes and clothing.
Capacity: 4-6 people per tour guide. Maximum of 12 but will need advance notice.
Food: 8 samples tasting (Please keep in mind; Hawaii portion are generous we recommend not eating before coming to the tour). Eating are done mostly on the inside of the restaurant only one location maybe done outside.
Included: All the food tastings (enough for lunch) and bottle of water.
Transportation to one of location and back to the central meeting place. Taste of Aloha Food Tours always end with an Island tradition, shave ice!
This tour is not suited for vegans, lactose intolerant or a gluten-free diet. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please let us know. Advance purchase required. We suggest all parties plan on booking a week in advance to ensure getting the desired reservation.