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Hawaii Food & Wine

Americans in Hawaii will find plenty that is familiar: Burgers, pizza, pasta and American fast food restaurants. But Hawaii is not just another American state; it is also a Pacific island with a unique history of its own – and a cuisine to match. The “Crossroads of the Pacific" offers all kinds of Pacific Rim ethnic and international choices – an array of Asian and Polynesian cuisines, Mexican and Latin American food, European cuisines –  in addition to traditional American cooking. And seafood? Some of the tastiest and freshest fish you find anywhere in the world is available throughout Hawaii – in everything from local food stands to neighborhood restaurants to five-star fine dining.

Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, known for the creative use of fresh local ingredients, is becoming very popular all over the world. A number of Hawaiian chefs have gained international fame, from restaurants and cookbooks to T.V. shows demonstrating their talents. Food in Hawaii is varied, eclectic, innovative, very fresh and absolutely delicious.

Wine & Cocktails

Like the other 49 states of America, Hawaii has vineyards and produces some wine – including festive sparkling wines. Mixed with fresh tropical fruit juice, they make an excellent light cocktail. In fact, any cocktail with fresh tropical fruit juice is a delight – try a Mai Tai for a real treat. A wide variety of beers, wines and spirits are readily available throughout the state.


Anyone visiting Hawaii will want to experience a luau. Naturally, every Perillo Tour to Hawaii includes a luau – one of the best in the state. The Drums of The Pacific luau at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Maui offers great Polynesian fare like Kalua Pig, Lomi Lomi Salmon and, of course, Poi. That’s just a start – there are many choices, plenty of food and no one ever leaves hungry. And, there's entertainment -- this one includes a Plynesian show telling the story of ancient Hawaii in live song and dance.