Chocolate Soirée- An Elegant Feast To Savor

Plateddessert3You are invited to experience a farm-to-table fine dining event for the 4th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival, presented by The Feeding Leaf.

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5-9 p.m.

Kokoleka Lani Farms, Holualoa  (MAP)

“Chocolate Soirée” is a creatively elegant fine chocolate dining experience for 100 guests, in an exclusive private setting. cacao-based meal will be seven-courses of savory and sweet utilizing chocolate straight from the farm. The dinner will be created by notable chefs like Stanton Ho (Amoretti), Clayton Arakawa (Mauna Lani Resort) and Scott Hiraishi (The Feeding Leaf), assisted by culinary students from University of Hawai‘i Center—West Hawai‘i Campus.

FeedingLeafFoodThe Feeding Leaf General Manager, Les Apoliona, says the dinner event is a fun way to teach guests about local chocolate while enjoying an exclusive dinner at the source.

At the uniquely beautiful Kona Natural Soap Company, home of Kokoleka Lani Farms, guests will be greeted with passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. After an informal reception and time to enjoy the shop, a short stroll brings us to the adjacent home of the cacao farm owners Greg Colden and Marty Corrigan for a gourmet dinner with specialty cocktails, wine pairings, and 100% Kona Coffee from Greg and Marty’s groves. Guests will be treated to chocolate cocktails by mixologist and restaurant manager Keith Malini, as well as a fine selections of wine to compliment the chocolatey fare. Guests will also sample locally made chocolates from The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, grown and produced only a few miles away. Limited seating. Please purchase tickets now on EventBrite.


Greg Colden will talk story about cacao for those interested.

Guests will also receive a complimentary cacao farm tour from Greg Colden, co-owner of Kokoleka Lani Farms. Learn how cacao is grown and cultivated and how it tastes!

 Please purchase tickets now on EventBrite.



West Hawaii Culinary Students will help prepare the seven course dinner.