Hawaii Foodies Gather for Honey and Craft Beer-Themed “Eat Local, Bee Sustainable” Dinner

November 27, 2015

Self-proclaimed “foodies” from Hawaii and around the world gathered to enjoy a honey and craft beer-themed “Eat Local, Bee Sustainable” dinner at Sheraton Kona on November 20-21.

The five-course menu kicked off with Japanese scallops with a hint of lime, and was highlighted by delicacies such as Chef George Gomes, Jr.’s famous bacon and popcorn grits, cork-braised and charred octopus and deep sea Hawaiian Snapper, topped off with green tea cake and tahini ice cream for dessert.

The courses were paired with Rays on the Bay’s General Manager Keith Mallini’s Bees Knees Honey Persimmon cocktail and beers from Big Island Brewhaus.

On Saturday morning, the guests embarked on a culinary adventure to Big Island Bees in Kealakekua, where they learned about the process of bee keeping, tasted different types of honey products – and souvenir-shopped at the gift store filled with delicious jams, caramels and more.

The two-day dinner and farm tour culminated in an intimate picnic on the farm overlooking Kealakekua Bay. Mahalo to our fabulous – and adventurous – diners.

Check out some of the event photos below!


Resort Credit Offer

Receive nightly resort credit on your next Hawaiian vacation. Choose from participating resorts on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Discover our Keauhou Bay resort, where land and sea adventures immerse you in the culture of Keauhou, the birthplace of King Kamehameha III.

Snapshots of Hawaii’s Summertime Skies

This week’s top five social pics feature some of our favorite summer sunsets and sunrises.

Royal Hawaiian Celebrates 3nd Annual Makahiki Celebration

During the course of the event our guests enjoyed the cultural practitioners on the Coconut Lanai and more.

Al Roker Planted the TODAY Flag in Hawaii for Rokerthon 2

Al plans to plant a TODAY flag in all 50 states, and he started by planting one in a cake replica of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Discover Hawaii

Book direct with Marriott Bonvoy™

Our most comprehensive list of perks are yours when you book directly with us. From peace of mind to more places to stay, you’ll start benefiting the moment you book. There’s more reason than ever to go nearly anywhere from here. Join Now

marriott bonvoy logo

shield icon

Best Rate Guarantee

wifi icon

Free Wi-Fi

cell phone icon

Mobile Check-in

bed icon

Enjoy Free Nights