Savor: A Wine & Chocolate Event

2018 Photo Gallery ~~  2017 Event ~~ 2016 Event

On August 18th, 2018 (from 6 pm to 10 pm), the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation presented our 3rd Annual SAVOR, a night of indulgence for a great cause. A true feast for the senses, Savor is a celebration of wine, gourmet food and chocolate.

This year, we moved to the beautiful new Porter Pavilion and were their first major event on the Anaina Hou campus.  Co-chaired by Bristol Lantange and April McGinnis, the event sold out 2 days prior to the event. We were delighted to welcome 300 guests, 6 chefs and chocolatiers as well as a selection of fine local beverage suppliers.  Thanks to a host of volunteers, including the Key Club of Kapaa High, and the attentive staff at Anaina Hou, Savor was a huge success!

Local Kauai chefs and chocolatiers once again served up a mouth-watering melange of savory and sweet delicacies all of which contained local cacao as one of the ingredients.  Selections of delicious wines accompanied the dishes.  All food and wine were included in the ticket price while a no-host bar offered beer or spirits  plus our own signature cocktail – the Savorita!  Live dinner and dance music by Sashamon kept the evening festive.  

“Show us the Money!”  Residents and businesses again gave generously to the silent and live auctions which were masterfully managed by our new board member Dylan Thomas and his wife Michelle.  Nancy Williams, our talented MC and auctioneer, was at the top of her game, and with a $50,000 matching challenge from part time residents, Mike and Rose Kaplan, we were able to raise over $166,000 at this year’s Savor event.  In addition to the school initiative, a portion of the net proceeds will again benefit scholarships for Kauai North Shore youth through the KCC scholarship and our own homegrown after-school elementary and middle school programs.

Lovely Decor & Excellent Food at this year’s Savor Event! Click the photo to go to the photo gallery! Mahalo to Catherine Steinmann for the photos! 

*Many thanks to Onward Creative on Oahu for donating their services to
design our new SAVOR event graphics!* 


SAVOR 2017

The 2nd Annual education fundraiser, SAVOR – A Wine and Chocolate Fundraising Event, was held last August at the beautiful setting of Po’oku Meadow in Princeville where over 200 people attended.  Local Kauai chefs and chocolatiers served up mouth-watering delicacies with cacao as one of the ingredients, which included pupus, small main dishes, and desserts.  Selections of delicious wines accompanied the dishes.  All food and wine were included in the ticket price while a no-host bar offered beer or spirits for those who didn’t drink wine.

Four recipients of the 2016 KCC scholarship were on hand to check everyone in, and Key Club students from Kapa’a High School helped throughout the evening.  TreySara provided beautiful entertainment, and both live auction and silent auction items contributed to the overall funds raised.  We were thrilled to gross over $31,000 from ticket sales, donations and auction items – no small feat for our community. Even though our expenses were more this year due to the venue costs, the net proceeds will benefit scholarships for Kauai North Shore youth. The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation will once again support elementary, middle and high school youth, including our own homegrown programs – Leap Forward and Help Me With My Homework.

Many thanks to all our donors and guests for making this event such a great success!!

Recipients of the 2017 Savor Event Scholarship Funds: Marvin Jake De Peralta, Mary-Martha Hull, Maluhia Lhote, Tayler Rex, Rebekah Stevens and Kalei Waipa.

Beautiful Po’oku Meadow at Princeville Ranch

Sway to the Music by TreySara

Photos courtesy of Bob Wright.

Special Thanks to all our vendors and donors for making this event such a grand success!

Chefs:
Frederick Hoffmann & Heather Campbell, St. Regis Princeville
Ron Miller – Hukilau lanai
Ron Varr, Destination Events
Janice McKeachern – Farm Cook Kauai
Erin Keller – The Local
Judy Capertina, Haole Girl Island Sweets

 

Chocolatiers:
Wild Kauai Chocolate
Blync Chocolate

Wine Merchants:
Young’s Market
Southern Wine & Spirits


Auction Donors

Accommodations
Park City & Honolulu – Lorri Mull
Phuket, Thailand – Rory Enright
Hanalei Bay Resort
Lawai Beach Resort
Westin resort in Napa
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Adventures
Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Napali Pirates – coast tour
Kipu Ranch
Princeville Ranch Zip Express

Art
Pierre Bouret
Bob Wright
Steve Valiere
Ann Schreider
Kaye Hurtt
Patrice Pendarvis
Pierce Brosnan
Mercedes Maza
Robin McCoy
Patrick Ching
Evelyn Kekesi
Mark Daniels

Gift Certificates
Ching Young Shopping Center
Jim Saylor Jewelry
Garden Ponds
Kauai Island Brewing Company
Déjà vu

Items
Signed surfboard – Tatiana Weston Webb
Autographed surfboard – Sebastian Zietz
Autographed items – Becky Hamilton
Ukulele by Kamao Ukulele Company
Go Pro camera from Déjà vu
Susan Dierker – Vietnamese silk scarf;
Donovan & Petra Frankenreiter
– Rourdie beach towel – the Barn 808
Jill Smith of Ali Dakota – handmade silk items
Gratitude-Rehab
Kauai Seascapes Nursery – orchids
Lolea Kauai Designs – jewelry

Restaurants
Kitchen Table
St. Regis
Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant
Bar Acuda

Services
Dog grooming – Pawrific Pet Care;
Cooking class by private chef, Morgan Bowan
Tennis lesson with Eric Lutz – Makai Tennis Club;
Golf lessons with Andrew Schmidt – Makai Golf Club
Fit Lab – One-month membership
Swell Chiropractic – exam & adjustment
Luna Photography

Wine
JustNat
Front Porch Farms
Princeville Wine Market


Just a few of the various auction items:

  

Photos courtesy of Mary Paterson

SAVOR 2016

The 2016 event proceeds benefitted North Shore youth scholarships. Three organizations were given $7,000 each: Pu’ukumu School, Aloha Angels, and the University of Hawaii Foundation.

Proceeds of SAVOR 2016 benefitted education. Pictured here to receive donations for their organizations are (left to right): Jennifer Luck, Sharon Goodman, and Joan Porter from the Porter Foundation and Pu'ukumu School; Rose Ramos-Benzel from the UH Foundation; Lorri Mull, Foundation board member and Education Committee chair; Barbara Cameron, Foundation board member and event organizer; and Ric Cox, President and Founder of Aloha Angels.

Proceeds of SAVOR 2016 benefitted education. Pictured here to receive donations for their organizations are (left to right): Jennifer Luck, Sharon Goodman, and Joan Porter from the Porter Foundation and Pu’ukumu School; Rose Ramos-Benzel from the UH Foundation; Lorri Mull, Foundation board member and Education Committee chair; Barbara Cameron, Foundation board member and event organizer; and the late Ric Cox, President and Founder of Aloha Angels.