Farm to Fork Food Tours on Kauai, Hawaii

Wild Wailua Fern Shoots, Kauai Fresh Farms Tomatoes and Pulehu Kauai Grown Shrimp. Daniel Lane photo

Lunch from A Culinary Romp Through Paradise is seasonal. Wild Wailua Fern Shoots, Kauai Fresh Farms Tomatoes, calamanci and grilled Kauai Shrimp. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai offers farm to fork food tours designed to connect people with the farmers and chefs of Kauai. The Garden Island offers an abundance of delicious food and produce, grown and made by people who infuse their creations with the spirit aloha.

Marta Lane is Kauai’s only full-time food writer and her husband Daniel is a professional photographer whose images accompany her articles. Marta wanted to share the best with visitors and residents, so she created three exclusive tours in partnership with farmers, chefs and artisans she has come to trust.

These tours are a playful, educational edible experiences that are based on the seasons. Yes, Kauai has seasons! As a small, family owned business, Tasting Kauai is able to add a personal touch to create memorable experiences infused with aloha. These unique tours can’t be experienced anywhere else on Kauai.

 

Tasting Kauai offers three tours a month, and a weekly farmers market class.

A Taste of Kilohana Register

Lunch is served in the private dining room of Kilohana Plantation. Marta Lane photo

Tour offered once per month, usually on the first Saturday.
9:30am – 1pm.

A Taste of Kilohana is an exclusive, guided food tour that offers a seasonal slice of Kilohana Plantation. Our tour includes an off-the-menu, three-course, locally sourced meal that’s served in the Private Dining Room of Wilcox Mansion. Tasting Kauai donates a portion of the proceeds to the Kauai Branch of the Hawaii Food Bank.

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Location Kilohana Plantation
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue HI 96766

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Farmers Market Tour Register

John Wooten of Wootens Produce of Kauai holds a Jackfruit. Daniel Lane photo

Tour offered weekly on Wednesdays, 3 to 4 p.m.
$30

Marta makes sure you’re not fooled by produce that’s grown in Mexico and sold as “Kauai-grown”. Meet local farmers and learn how to select perfect produce, when it’s in season and how to cook with it during Tasting Kauai’s one-hour farmers market class.

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Location Kapaa Farmers Market
Kapaa New Town Park, Kahau Rd.
(at the roundabout)
Kapaa HI 96746

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Instructor
Marta Lane

A Culinary Romp Through Paradise Register

Executive Chef Guy Higa will do a cooking demo while making a four-course lunch. Daniel Lane photo

Tour offered once per month, usually on the second or third Friday.
9:30am – 3:30pm.

Tasting Kauai’s premiere farm-to-fork food tour begins with an exotic fruit orchard tour, tropical fruit demonstration and tasting. Afterwards, the executive chef of the Kauai Marriott Resort makes a four-course, gourmet meal with Kauai-grown ingredients during a cooking demonstration. Our tour concludes with a demonstration of two handcrafted cocktails by one of Kauai’s top bartenders. This one-of-a-kind experience is perfect for food lovers who want an authentic taste of Kauai.

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Location Starting at Kilohana Plantation
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue HI 96766

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