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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Culinary Calendar

Advertiser Staff


The Bistro at Century Center, learn to prepare an appetizer, entree and dessert from the restaurant's chef, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, The Bistro at Century Center; $95 includes food, wine and certificate of completion. Reservations for Gourmet Cooking Hawaii classes: 735-7788 or www.gourmetcooking hawaii.com.

How to Plan Your Party, Susan O'Donnell presents tips on selecting a location, choosing a theme, menu and invitations within your budget, with a cooking demonstration for chilled mango soup, goat cheese stuffed mushrooms, chicken quesadillas and teriyaki beef skewers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Hoku's at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental; $65. 739-8780.

An Evening in Paradise, 7th annual culinary event features Big Island chefs preparing tastings of their specialities and Island vendors showcasing their wares with entertainment and dance music, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, The Fairmont Orchid's Turtle Pointe lawn, Kohala Coast, Big Island; $75 adults, $40 ages 5-12, benefits Hawaii Island United Way. Tickets: (808) 935-6393 or www.hawaiiunitedway.org.

Brewer's Beer Dinner, celebrate American Beer Month with four-course dinner and pairings with a different Kona Brewing Co. beer, 7 p.m. Monday, Kona Brewing Co., Hawai'i Kai; $40 includes gratuity. 394-562.

40th anniversary Mahalo Nights, special prix-fixe menu four-course dinner to celebrate the anniversary of restaurant's opening in New Orleans, 5-10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Restaurant Row; $40. 599-3860.

Wines of Chile and Argentina, sommelier Brian Geiser of Chef Mavro presents a seminar and wine-tasting, 5 p.m. Tuesday, The Wine Stop; $20. 946-3707.


Farmers Market, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Mondays, Hawaii Kai Towne Center. 396-0766.

Fort Street Open Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Pauahi and Fort streets; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays, Wilcox Park. 538-8005.

Vanilla Experience Luncheon, five-course lunch with dishes prepared using Hawaiian vanilla and Island produce, 12:30-2 p.m. Thursdays, Vanilla Mill, Pa'auilo, Big Island; $30. (808) 776-1771.

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