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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Culinary calendar

Advertiser Staff


"Think Globally, Eat Locally," buffet dinner of sustainable seafood and Maui-grown products in celebration of World Ocean Day, with entertainment by Sean Naćauao, 6 p.m. Friday, Maui Ocean Center, Mäćalaea Harbor, Maui; $65 plus tax and tip. Reservations: (808) 270-7088.

"Guilt-Free Desserts," Alyssa Moreau demonstrates how to use substitutes for sugar, fats and dairy to create healthy cakes, pies, tarts and other desserts, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kapićolani Community College ć'Ohića 118; $45. Register: 734-9211.

Cooking Demonstration, the executive sous chef of Neptune's Garden, Andy Nelson, prepares Lava Rock Steak Sampler (prime beef with three sauces: bearnaise, Hämäkua Mushroom ragout and garlic-herb butter), noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Macy's Ala Moana's fourth-floor demonstration kitchen; free. 945-5894.

Wine Tasting, samples from Mi Sueno (My Dream) Winery, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, The Wine Stop; free. 946-3707.

Sea Grapes Wine Dinner, seafood prepared by chef Scott Nelson, paired with international wines, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Brasserie Du Vin; $65 plus tax and tip. Reservations required: 255-8796.

"Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health," presentation by Michele Simon, author and public-health lawyer, on the corporate greed and propaganda that controls the media and politics on issues of health and sustainability, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse; free with refreshments served; sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. 944-8344.

Great Waikoloa Food, Wine and Music Festival, Bravo Network's "Top Chef" finalists, Elia Aboumrad and Marcel Vigneron, join over 30 Hawaići-based chefs at food stations for tastings of gourmet fare and wine and spirits samplings, with entertainment by Deniece Williams, Paul Jackson Jr. and Kenny Rankin, dancing and silent auction, 6-10 p.m. June 16, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kohala Coast, Big Island; part of the 13th annual Dolphin Days Celebration, June 14-17; tickets: $125 until Sunday, $150 after Sunday. Reservations: (808) 886-1234, ext. 54.


Matthew Gray's Hawaii Food Tours offers three guided restaurant tours - Hole-in-the Wall, Hawaiian Feast and Gourmet Trilogy - in and around Honolulu; $99, $149 and $199. Reservations: 926-3663, www.HawaiiFoodTours.com.

A Cook's Tour of Chinatown, Walter Rhee leads a tour of downtown markets: learn about meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, meet near Hawaii National Bank between King and Smith streets; $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.

Merriman's Farm Visits and Dinner, half-day excursions to two Big Island farms that supply the restaurant, followed by a four-course dinner prepared from locally grown ingredients, 2:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Merriman's Restaurant, Waimea, Big Island; $155 (all-inclusive). Reservations: (808) 331-8505.

Vanilla Experience Luncheon, five-course lunch with dishes prepared using Hawaiian vanilla and fresh Island produce, noon Tuesdays-Fridays; $39 plus tax and tip. Also, Hawaiian Vanilla Tasting, 10 a.m.-Mondays-Fridays; $15 plus tax and tip; Upcountry Brunch Tea, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; The Vanilla Mill, Paćauilo, Big Island; $39 plus tax and tip for the lunch or tea, $15 for the tasting. Reservations required: (808) 776-1771, (877) 771-1771.

Pacific Gourmet Cooking Classes, learn cooking techniques and recipes, explore flavors of world cuisines and meet others with similar interests. Complete schedule and prices of classes offered at the YWCA on Richards St. at www.pacificgourmethawaii.com.

Gourmet Cooking Hawaii offers hands-on and demonstration cooking classes with Island chefs in their restaurants. Choose your own chef, menu and date or join classes offered on Saturdays throughout the year. Schedule, pricing and booking information: www.gourmetcookinghawaii.com, 735-7788.


Farmers' Market, cooking demonstrations, produce, meats, seafood and flowers, 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Kapićolani Community College, Parking Lot C. 848-2074.

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

Farmers' Market, sponsored by Hawaii Farm Bureau, 8-11 a.m. Sundays, Mililani High School, in front of the gym. 848-2074.

Country Market & Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Waimänalo Homestead Community Center, 1330 Kalanianaćole Highway. 259-5349.

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

Fresh Tuesdays, locally grown produce with free food samples, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Kaiser Nanaikeola Clinic lobby. 432-2270.

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

Fresh Wednesdays, 8-11 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, Kaiser Koćolau Clinic (432-3800); also, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Kaiser Waipićo Clinic (432-3100).

Fort Street Open Market, produce, plants, flowers and arts and crafts, 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). 538-8005.

Fresh Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. 432-2270.

Kailua Farmers' Market, with prepared foods, such as plate dinners, pies, cookies, jams and sauces in addition to fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, herbs and flowers, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, 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 good nutrition, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays, Kaiser Honolulu Clinic. 432-2000.

Aloha Friday Farmer's Market, fresh produce, food products and entertainment, noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Maui Community College, Kahului. (808) 268-3276.


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