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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 7, 2006

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Culinary calendar

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Advertiser Staff

Kevin's Southern Flair 1, Kevin Tate, chef at Kevin's Two Boots in Kailua, prepares a Cajun and Southern menu, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kapi'olani Community College, 'Ohi'a 109/112; $45. Register for course 062LRCB17: 734-9211.

Market to Table Culinary Tour, Chef Grant Soto leads students through Chinatown markets and then returns to KCC with the class to cook from the fresh ingredients he found, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Kapi'olani Community College, 'Ohelo 211; $90. Register for course 062LRCB4: 734-9211. Complete list of classes at http://programs.kcc.hawaii.edu.

Refreshing Summer Wines, sample light white and red wines, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, The Wine Stop; free. 946-3707.

Flavors of the Reef, annual multicultural food and crafts celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14, Outrigger Reef on the Beach; free admission. 924-6007.

Vegetarian Gourmet ... the Aloha Way, cooking class led by chef Brian Igarta, with demonstrations on preparing recipes from his book "The Maui Vegetarian," 7 p.m. June 15, Castle Medical Center's Wellness Auditorium; $15 includes instruction, recipes and samples. Registration required by Tuesday: 263-5400.

Wines on the Cutting Edge, Alan Jahns introduces students to new trends in wine, 7-9 p.m. June 15, JMD Educational Center, 'Aiea; 21 and over; $55. Register for course S08482: 956-8400.

ONGOING

Farmers' Market, produce, meats, seafood and flowers, 7:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, Kapi'olani Community College parking lot C. 848-2074.

Sunset Country Market, 8 a.m.2 p.m. Saturdays, Sunset Beach Elementary School, Hale'iwa. 237-8248.

Farmers' Market, sponsored by Hawaii Farm Bureau, 8 a.m.-noon Sundays, Mililani High School, in front of the gymnasium. 848-2074.

Country Market & Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Waimanalo Homestead Community Center, 1330 Kalaniana'ole Highway. 259-5349.

"Dining Out with Chai," Chai Chaowasaree of Chai's Island Bistro and Singha Thai Cuisine hosts a new TV show, with cooking tips and information on Hawai'i and Mainland restaurants, 5 p.m. Sundays, KHON 2. 381-8483, 585-0011.

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

Culinary Tour of Chinatown, visit noodle shops, dim sum parlors, food courts, bakeries and other food venues in downtown Honolulu with food writer Anthony Chang, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, meet at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 42 N. King St.; $10. 533-3181.

Fresh Mondays, locally grown produce with free food samples, noon1 p.m. Mondays, Kaiser Nanikeola clinic lobby; repeats 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays. 432-2270.

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

Merriman's Farm Visits and Dinner, half-day excursions to Big Island farms that supply the restaurant, followed by a four-course dinner prepared from locally grown ingredients, noon-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Merriman's Restaurant, Waimea, Big Island; $115 (all-inclusive). Reservations: (808) 885-6822.

Wrath of Grapes, weekly wine tastings with pupu, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $20 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 521-2900.

Fort Street Open-Air Market, produce, plants, flowers, locally prepared foods, arts and crafts from Hawai'i, Polynesia and Asia, 8 a.m.2 p.m. Wednesdays, Pauahi and Fort streets; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays, Wilcox Park (in front of Macy's). 441-4995.

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

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