THE MARIPOSA CHEESE CULTURE, cheeses from the Burgundy and Rhone River Valley (including Provence and Corsica) regions of southeast France with a flight of three wines, 6 p.m. today, Mariposa Restaurant, Neiman Marcus; $20. 951-3420.
Flavors of Aloha, sampling of poppy seed dressing and vinaigrette from Pupukea Gardens, noon-2 p.m. Friday; and chocolate-chip macadamia nut cookies and brownies from Aloha Princess Pastries, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Complete Kitchen, Ala Moana Center. Also: sampling of macadamia nut oils from Hawaiian Kukui Nut Company, noon-2 p.m. Friday; and poppy seed dressing and vinaigrette from Pupukea Gardens, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Complete Kitchen, Kahala Mall; free. 845-5541.
Wine tasting, featuring chardonnay from around the world, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Padovani's Restaurant & Wine Bar; $18 for three half-glasses and an appetizer, $32 for three full glasses and two appetizers. 946-3456.
Joy of Saké, sample Japanese saké and appetizers, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Japanese Cultural Center ballroom; $60. 739-1000.
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting, featuring students of Kapi'olani Community College's Culinary Institute of the Pacific and executive chef Rey Dasalla, 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel lobby; free. 921-5566.
Wrath of Grapes The Indigo Wine Club, sampling of wines with pupu, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $20. 521-2900.
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