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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 17, 2006

TASTE
Culinary calendar

 •  Cosmopolitan Filipino

Advertiser Staff

Macrobiotic Community Dinner, community dinner prepared for eat-in or take-out, 6-7:30 p.m. today, Church of the Crossroads; $10. Reservations: 398-2695.

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 Friday.

Hops & Grinds: Summertime Brews, monthly beer sampling and pupu buffet, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, The Willows; 21 and older; $25 advance, $30 at the door. 952-9200.

Chinese Fusion Cooking Class with Chef Chih-Chieh Chang, learn to make Okinawan sweet potato biscuits and prawns with lobster sauce, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shanghai Bistro, Discovery Bay; $35 includes brunch. Reservations: 955-8668.

Great Jazz and Wines, benefit for the Hawaii Community Services Council and the Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, with wines from around the world and DeShannon Higa Jazz Collaboration, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe; $100. 543-0339, 753-0901.

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 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.gourmetcookinghawaii.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.

"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.

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, 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.