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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Culinary Calendar

Chinese New Year Menu, chef Steve Chiang prepares a dinner of appetizers, main course and desserts in celebration of the Year of the Monkey, seatings from 6-9:30 p.m., Golden Dragon Restaurant, Hilton Hawaiian Village; $65 per person with a two person minimum. Reservations: 946-5336.

Chinese New Year Cooking Demonstrations, executive sous chef Joseph Almoguera prepares jai, 2 p.m. Thursday; chef de cuisine Patrick Saito prepares Chinese-style steamed fish, 3 p.m.; and executive pastry chef Evangelina Talaro prepares nian gao (Chinese lunar new year's cake) 4 p.m.; Paniolo Terrace, Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Big Island; free. (808) 886-6789.

Farmer's Market, fresh produce, food booths and gourmet foods from local chefs, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, parking lot C, Kapi'olani Community College; free admission. 848-2074.

"Two Skinny Chefs," with Beth-Ann Nishijima of Nori's Restaurant in Hilo and Chai Chaowasaree of Chai's Island Bistro in Honolulu hosting new TV series of cooking tips, seasonal cooking and travel to dining spots and entertainment, locally and on the Mainland, 6:30 p.m. Saturday on KGMB and re-telecast at 4 p.m. Sunday. 585-0011.

WINEMAKER DINNER, featuring Franciscan and Quintessa wines with gourmet menu from executive chef Noah Bekofskyto, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Bay Club restaurant, Kapalua Bay Hotel & Ocean Villas, Maui. $100. Reservations required: (808) 669-8008.

Gourmet Cooking Hawaii, series of classes at restaurants with executive chefs teaching the preparation of an appetizer, entree and dessert, and with tastings of wines appropriate for each dish. This week's class 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Tiki's Grill & Bar with chef Fred deAngelo; $85 includes lesson, recipes, $20 gift certificate and gourmet gift items. Reservations required. 550-2585, www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com.

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

Winter Wine Festival features Meritage wines — including Columbia Crest, Clos du Boise, Estancia and Beringer Vineyard — with tastings of a menu prepared by chef Mariano Lalica, 6 p.m. Monday, Meritage at Restaurant Row; $38 includes tax and tip. Reservations: 529-8686.

Fort Street Open Market, produce, plants and flowers, arts and crafts, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Wilcox Park (fronting Macy's) and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Pauahi and Fort Streets. 524-4195.

Wrath of Grapes — The Indigo Wine Club, sampling of wines with pupu, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $20. 521-2900.

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