"We're about the culture and the spirit of aloha and sharing that through food."
- Nino "Neens" Camilo, producer of "I Love Poke" Festival
The budding love that Orange County has grown for poke, an iconic Hawaiian dish, and the rapid availability by which the specialty has become available in the area may be recent but the "I Love Poke" Festival already hit its four-year mark this year for Orange County. A festival all about poke? Count us in! We have enjoyed it since our very first bite, and our trip to Hawaii last year only cemented our desire for poke. The tasting event and chef competition took place Sunday, June 28th at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, selling out its 500-person capacity and supplying attendees with high-caliber bites of fresh seafood goodness made by 11 competitive chefs.