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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Culinary calendar

 •  Lost in translation

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.

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

Jazz & Wine, cuisine from select restaurants, wines and desserts, entertainment by Rocky Brown & Friends, Manoa DNA, and Gabe Baltazar, Abe Lagrimas and Dean Taba, plus access to the museum's exhibits and galleries, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Bishop Museum; part of the museum's Revealed series of evening events; $10 general, $5 for ages 4-12 and free for museum youth members and children under 4. Tickets: 847-8290.

Dazzle!, tastings of gourmet food from island restaurants, including Roy's, Alan Wong's, Chai's Island Bistro, Sansei and others, paired with wines selected by sommelier Chuck Furuya, entertainment and a silent auction, 6 p.m. Friday, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel; $125, proceeds benefit Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten. 946-4025, ext. 103.

Saturday Culinary Walking Tour of Chinatown, Tony Chang leads participants through food courts, noodle factories, specialty meat markets, dim sum parlors and tea stands, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at the Louis Pohl Gallery; $20 includes a light dim sum lunch. Reservations: 521-1812.

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; $8 for a small box of chocolates, $13 for a large box, benefits the Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation. Reservations required: 841-3344, www.menehunemac.com.

An Australian Walkabout, Steve Fisher and Lisa Gmur pour Australian wines from the Yarrra Valley, Coonawarra and Victoria, plus pupu prepared by chef Glenn Chu, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; $20 plus tax and gratuity. Telephone reservations only: 521-2900.


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 Hawaiian National Bank between King and Smith; $15. Also, Rhee leads a tour of Chinatown eateries, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 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. Schedule, pricing and booking information: www.gourmetcooking hawaii.com, 735-7788.

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.

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 the 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'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.

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, 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.-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; $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.