Check Out Hawaii's Food & Wine Festival Lineup

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Nobu Matsuhisa
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If Chicago's recent snowstorm has you dreaming of better weather, check out the extensive lineup of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, from Sept. 6 to 9. (Note: We'll be doing some major name dropping in the next couple grafs).

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, as well as Charles Phan of San Francisco's the Slanted Door, Los Angeles' Roy Choi, Ming Tsai, Christina Tosi, plus chefs from Seoul and Singapore will all make appearances on day one.

Day two features a $1,000 per person gala with a seven-course meal from "chefs who have cooked for presidents and royalty," including Nobu Matsuhisa, Michel Richard, and François Payard.

There's also a whole farm-to-table event, bringing in notables like Jonathan Waxman, Todd English, Susan Feniger, Nancy Silverton, and others.

Finally, Sunday will host "a culinary tour of ethnic foods from around the world," with paricipating chefs including Disney's Andrew Sutton, Mourad Lahlou of San Francisco's Aziza, and Celestino Drago, of Drago Restaurant Group.

Tickets for most of these events (save the pricey gala) start at $200, so it might be time to start saving up.