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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Culinary Calendar

Advertiser Staff

Red, Red Wine, Alan Suzuki presents a comparative tasting of eight major red grape varieties and shows how they differ from winery, variety and region, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Hanohano Room, Sheraton Waikiki hotel; $30 with food pairings plus tax and tip. Reservations: 922-4422.

Winemaker Dinner, five-course gourmet dinner prepared by chef Reza Azeri paired with seven wines selected by Greg Graziano from Mendocino County, Calif., 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Baci Bistro, Kailua; $85 includes tax and tip. 262-7555. Also, dinner and eight wines, 6-8 p.m. Friday, The Willows; $40 includes tax and tip. 952-9200.

David B. Goldman signs his book, "Island Grinds," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Bestsellers, Bishop Square, 528-2378; noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks), Kahala Mall, 737-9550; 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Ward Centre, 591-8995; noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699; and 2-3 p.m. Borders Express (formerly Waldenbooks), Mililani Town Center, 623-2138.

Wine Dinner, with five-course dinner paired with the wines of Domaine Serene, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Bay Club, Kapalua Bay Hotel, Maui; $130. (808) 669-8008.

Farmers' Market, organic produce from Ma'o Farms, cooking demonstration by Glenn Tanoue on how to cook moi, as well as fresh produce, meats and seafoods, and breakfast prepared by chefs of the Hawaii Prince Hotel, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Kapi'olani Community College parking lot C; free admission. 848-2074.

Wine Tasting, sponsored by the Hawai'i Kai Jaycees, with wines of Italy, appetizer buffet, door prizes, live entertainment and silent auction, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Formaggio Wine Bar, Market City Shopping Center; $35. Tickets: 256-3014, jmwedemeyer@msn.com.

Port Tasting, Wrath of Grapes event features port wines of Portugal, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $20. Reservations: 521-2900.

Samuel Adams Beer Dinner, Lili Hess, Boston Beer Company's sales manager, and chef Glenn Chu present a multi-course dinner paired with selected beers, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $48 in advance or $52 at the door (tax and tip not included). Reservations required by Friday: 521-2900.

Low-Sodium Cooking with Flair, learn to use spices, herbs and specific cooking techniques to create low-salt dishes, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 25, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; $30. 566-3780.

Joy of Sake, sample sake in the junmai, ginjo and daiginjo categories and award winners from the 2004 U.S. National Sake Appraisal, served with traditional and contemporary appetizers, 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i; $65 with a portion benefiting the center's educational programs. 945-7633.


Matthew Gray's Hawaii Food Tours offers three different guided restaurant tours — "Hole-in-the Wall," "Hawaiian Feast" and "Gourmet Trilogy" — in and around Honolulu. Tours are priced at $59, $99 and $149 per person. Reservations at 926-3663, www.HawaiiFoodTours.com.

Farmers' Market, fruits and vegetables, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays, Hawai'i Kai Towne Center; free admission. 396-0766.

Open Market at the Centre, fruits, vegetables, flowers and door prizes, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, Ward Centre, ground floor near Borders Books & Music; free admission. 591-8411.

Wine & Cheese Wednesdays, selection of two reds and two whites paired with cheeses, nuts and fruit, plus Hawaiian entertainment, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Neptune's Garden, Pacific Beach Hotel; $25. 921-6112, 922-1233.

Fresh Fridays, locally grown produce, healthy cooking demonstrations, educational information on disease prevention through good nutrition, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic; free admission. 432-2000.

Farmers' Market, fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, old sugar mill in Waialua; free admission.

Gourmet Cooking Hawaii, classes at alternating restaurants including Chef Mavro, Mariposa, Sam Choy's, Meritage, Padovani's, taught by the chefs of each establishment, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Information: 735-7788 or www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com.

Open Market, with a farmers' market, arts and crafts, flowers and plants, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, He'eia State Park; free admission. 948-1111.

Waikiki Farmers' Market, fruits, vegetables, musubi and chow mein, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Waikiki Community Center's parking lot; free admission. 923-1802.

Fort Street Open Market, produce, plants, flowers and arts and crafts, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Wilcox Park (in front of Macy's) and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Pauahi and Fort streets; free admission. 524-4195.

Send announcements with contact name and phone number to: Culinary Calendar, Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Cul Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.