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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 3, 2006

TASTE
Culinary calendar

 •  Sum of all great parts

Advertiser Staff

3rd annual Maui Chef Scholarship, graduating seniors from Maui high schools may apply for a full scholarship, provided by David Paul's Lahaina Grill, to the Maui Culinary Academy at Maui Community College. Apply through your school counselor or teacher; call (808) 661-8005, ext. 5; or e-mail ashley-s@hawaii.rr.com. Deadline for application is May 19.

Interactive Wine Tasting Sessions, David Mirassou, sixth-generation member of America's oldest winemaking family, answers question on wine, offers wine tastings and signs bottles, 4-7 p.m. today at Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange; free. Also, 4-7 p.m. tomorrow at Times Super Market in Kunia and 4-7 p.m. Friday at Times Super Market in Kahala.

Carnivale, annual fundraising gala for the Hawai'i Theatre Center, with dinner, silent auction and entertainment, 6:30 p.m. Friday, The Kahala hotel; $500 per person. 791-1302.

5th annual Mother's Day Chocolate Making Event, children can make a box of chocolates for Mom, decorate the label and take a tour of the candy factory, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Menehune Mac Chocolate Factory, 707-A Waiakamilo Road; repeats 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday and May 13; $8 for a small box of chocolates, $13 for a large box benefits the Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation. Reservations: 841-3344, www.menehunemac.com.

Mother's Day Cooking Demo, learn how to prepare a home-cooked meal for Mother's Day as shown by Alan Wong's Chef de Cuisine Wade Ueoka and suggestions on wine pairings by Mark Shishido, director of wines for Alan Wong's Restaurant, noon Saturday, Macy's Ala Moana, Level 4 demonstration kitchen; free. 945-5894.

Taste and Treasures, annual silent auction and dinner to benefit Honolulu Waldorf School, 5 p.m. Saturday at a private residence in Kailua; $100. Call for tickets and location: 377-5489.

Taste of the Stars, 6th annual benefit for the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Leeward Community College with food samplings, wine and martini tastings, and specialty teas and coffees with a silent auction and induction ceremonies for new members into LCC's Culinary Hall of Fame, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Leeward Community College; $100 grazing, $170 reserved seating. Tickets: 455-0215.

Winemaking & Kangarilla Road, Kevin O'Brien, winemaker and owner of Kangarilla Road Vineyard in Australia pours samples of his varietals and discusses the winemaking process plus pupu prepared by chef Glenn Chu, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $20 plus tax and gratuity. Phone reservations only: 521-2900.

Getting Off the Fence & Making Healthy Choices, Paul Onishi shows how to use raw and cooked vegetables in a healthy diet, 7 p.m. May 10, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse; free. 944-8344.

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.

A Cook's Tour of Chinatown, led by Walter Rhee; learn about meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices available at downtown markets, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, meet near Hawaii National Bank between King and Smith; $15. Also, Rhee leads a tour of Chinatown eateries, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, meet at same location; $59. Reservations: 391-1550.

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. Complete schedule, pricing and booking information: www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com, 735-7788.

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

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

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

"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 Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 42 N. King St.; $10. 533-3181.

Fresh Mondays, locally grown produce with free food samples, noon-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 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.

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, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Kaiser Waipi'o Clinic (432-3100).

Fresh Thursdays, 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, fruits, meats, herbs and 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.-1 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. Cost: $59-$149. Reservations: 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.