April 18: Guest chef dinner at The Pearl Dining Room, 5:30 p.m. at Leeward Community College. Culinary students join forces with chef/owner George Mavrothalassitis, Chef Mavro's Restaurant and executive chef Eric Leterc, Pacific Beach Hotel to present a four-course dinner paired with wines. $55 per person plus tax and tip. 455-0475.
April 20 and 22: "The Joy of Food and Wine," a two-day food and wine festival, a benefit for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. A southern French dinner paired with wines for the region on April 20, prepared by Yves Garnier, chef de cuisine of La Mer, at the Halekulani Hotel; $250 per person. Grand Varietal Wine Tasting, April 22, showcasing more than 200 wines, silent and live auctions and three wine seminars; $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. 544-3385.