Center of the Plate, Chef Dale Thomas shows how to prepare your entrees and how to add the finishing touches in presentation, 6-9 p.m. today, Kapi'olani Community College 'Ohia 109/112; $52. Register for course 062LRCB20: 734-9211.
Macrobiotic Community Dinner, vegetarian meal, 6-7:30 p.m. today, Church of the Crossroads; $10 dinner, $13.50 with dessert and tea: eat-in or take-out.
Fresh and Healthy Summer Salads, Alyssa Moreau shows how to make a meal out of fresh, locally-grown ingredients, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kapi'olani Community College 'Ohia 109/112; $45. Register for course 062LRVC2: 734-9211. Complete list of classes at http://programs.kcc.hawaii.edu.
Cooking Class, learn to make strozzapreti with meat sauce and a ricotta tart, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Tavola Tavola Restaurant; $50 includes supplies, food samples and recipes; $60 with wine pairing. Reservation by tomorrow: 737-6600.
Spicy Wines, sample wines that compliment spicy foods, 1-5 p.m. Saturday; free. Also, Wine Seminar: Napa Series II, learn to appreciate California wines from Swanson, Cliff Lede, Frog's Leap, Nickel & Nickel and other vineyards, 34:30 p.m. Sunday; $40. The Wine Stop. 946-3707.
Great Waikoloa Food, Wine & Music Festival, signature culinary specialties prepared by over two dozen Hawai'i chefs paired with wines, beers and spirits, live jazz and silent auction, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn; $150 adults, $75 children 5-12. Reservations: (808) 886-1234.
Cooking With Fish, Chef Grant Sato teaches how to prepare local varieties of near shore and open ocean seafood: from purchasing to butchery to handling to storage, 6-9 p.m. Monday, Kapi'olani Community College 'Ohia 109/112; $55. Register for course 062LRCB6: 734-9211.
The Challenge, blind taste comparison of the restaurant's current wine list with comparable wines carried by Johnson Brothers: you choose the winners; served with pupu prepared by Chef Glenn Chu, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $20. Reservation by phone only: 521-2900.
Lean, Low-Sodium and Scrumptious, cooking class led by Moana Bachiller demonstrates cooking techniques for a low-sodium, low-fat and low-cholesterol diet, 5:307 p.m. June 28, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific's Frear cafeteria; $30. Reservations required: 566-3780.
Breakfast, Chef Dale Thomas teaches how to prepare pancakes, crepes, omelets and egg dishes that can be served for breakfast, brunch or as a midnight meal, 69 p.m. June 28, Kapi'olani Community College 'Ohia 109/112; $50. Register for course 062LRCB21: 734-9211.
German Winemakers' Best Wines, William Gladstone Imports pours three riesling styles from three German winegrowing regions that have received reviewing scores of 90 and above, served with pupu prepared by Chef Glenn Chu, 8 p.m. June 29, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $46. Reservation by phone only: 521-2900.
World Class Wines of Germany, Alan Jahns leads students in tasting of the finest rieslings, from dry to very sweet, poured by five winemakers from Germany: Robert Eymael of Monchoff, Hanno Zilliken of Zilliken, Fritz Hasselbach of Gunderloch, Felix Burklein of Franz Kunstler and Christoph Graf of Von Buhl, 7-9 p.m. June 29, JMD Educational Center, 'Aiea; restricted to persons 21 and over; $55. 956-8400, www.outreach.hawaii.edu/non-credit.
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, 11:30 a.m.-1 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.
Fresh Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Kaiser Ko'olau Clinic (432-3800); also, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Kaiser Waipi'o Clinic (432-3100).
Fresh Thursdays, healthy and fresh, locally grown produce with free food samples, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Kaiser Moanalua clinic, main entrance; free admission. 432-2270.
Kailua Farmers' Market, prepared foods, plate dinners, pies, cookies, jams and sauces in addition to fresh vegetables, fruit, and meat, herbs and cut flowers, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Kailua Town Center parking garage (behind Longs Drugs on Kailua Road). 848-2074.
Fresh Fridays, locally grown produce, healthy cooking demonstrations, educational information on disease prevention through nutrition, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays, Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic. 432-2000.
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.
Gourmet Cooking Hawaii offers ongoing hands-on and demonstration cooking classes with top island chefs in their restaurants. Choose your own chef, menu and date or join preset classes offered on Saturdays throughout the year. Schedule, pricing and booking information: www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com, 735-7788.
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