There’s really nothing like it.
The annual Taste of Marukai is the culinary event of the season, with dozens of gourmet small plates, sake and shochu spread over the spacious Marukai Wholesale Mart in Dillingham.
While there were entertainment and prize giveaways, the highlight — and the reason people pay $85 per ticket — was the food. There were Alaska crab legs, fresh sashimi, sushi, soba, grilled Kona Coast abalone and tempura. And, of course, there were tasting stations offering a wide variety of sake, shochu and beer.
No wonder hundreds of people flock to this event every year!
Here’s what the event looked like: