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Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Culinary calendar

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'HAWAI'I GROWN TEA' lecture, one of a series of lectures and workshops; sponsored by Volcano Art Center, on what Big Island growers are doing in propagation, cultivation and processing tea locally; speaker, Eva Lee, founding member, Hawaii Tea Society; 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 21, VAC Niaulani Campus, Old Volcano Road; free; registration/other events, 808-967-8222.

NEW KING'S VILLAGE FARMERS' MARKET, featuring several fresh produce stands, presented by King's Village and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, along with ceremonial Changing of the Guard Ceremony (6:15 p.m.), 4-9 p.m. Fridays; 237-6340.

"GIVE IT FRESH TODAY," Kapi'olani Community College Farmers Market collection of fresh food and canned goods to benefit outreach efforts for the Institute of Human Services, Unity Church (food-service program and HIV/AIDS sufferers through Gregory House); 7:30-11 a.m. Jan. 23 and 30; information/to volunteer, 282-0053.

WINE STOP BYOB WINE/FOOD SUPPER CLUB, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 20, Sapori Enoteca Birreria restaurant, Uraku Tower (former 'Elua location); menu prices prevail; (no corkage fees for members and wine ordered from Wine Stop); registration/membership, 946-3707.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CATERING EXECUTIVES FUNDRAISER, "An Evening of Wining and Dining," supporting scholarships for Kapi'olani Community College and University of Hawai'i-Manoa catering and food-service students; with champagne, pupu, three-course meal; and food demonstrations by Jerry Edwards, founder of Chef's Expressions Catering and Consulting; 5:30-11 p.m. Jan. 21, Dole Ballrooms; $95; tickets, www.nacehawaii.com.

ALLOCATION CLUB CELLAR TASTING, for which each member must bring a bottle of wine from their cellar that's at least 3 years old and valued at $100 or more (or purchase on site); 7-10 p.m. Jan. 23, The Wine Stop; includes heavy pupu; (no additional fee over bottle of wine); reservations required, 946-3707.

BRASSERIE DU VIN invites volunteer musicians to entertain diners on the piano in the main dining room; contact Jody at jody.duvin@yahoo.com.


CITY PEOPLE'S OPEN MARKETS: 25 sites offering weekly sale of agricultural and aquacultural products, ethnic and other food items, at discounted prices; information, 522-7088 or www.honolulu.gov/parks/programs/pom.

KAUA'I COMMUNITY MARKET, sponsored by Kaua'i County Farm Bureau and Kaua'i Community College, with locally grown food, culinary treats, agricultural and culinary demonstrations and "talk story," 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, KCC campus, front parking lot, fronting Grove Farm; 808-337-9944.

KAPI'OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE begins its Spring public cooking classes at its Diamond Head campus, with one-on-one classes in culinary arts laboratories and lecture rooms; various courses, including knife skills, sandwiches, noodles, breakfasts, "Girl's Night Out," Mexican, Mediterranean, Southern, Asian, Chinese New Year's, baking, wine and chocolates; times and prices, call 734-9211.

FRESH DAYS, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente; shop for affordable, locally grown produce, get information on shopping and eating healthier, and try food samples; 432-2270:

• Honolulu Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, main entrance and lobby area.

• Moanalua Medical Center, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, main entrance.

• Waipi'o Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, front entrance and main lobby.

• Māpunapuna Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, lobby area.

ST. CLEMENT'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FARMERS MARKET, with local, fresh produce and farm products, and takeout meals or sit-down dining; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, at the Makiki parish; 735-4550.

Waikiki Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Waikiki Community Center; free; 923-1802.

FARMERS MARKET, with fresh Island cuisine and produce, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays monthly; Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Center (formerly Kalakaua Business Center/Mitsukoshi Building); free; 924-2155.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE FARMERS MARKET, 4-8 p.m. Thursdays; free; information, 922-2724.


"UNCORKED," an interactive wine course for wine lovers and novices, with different wine/wine region focus each month; 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday monthly; Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center; $20; reservations required, 944-8000.

A Cook's Tour of Chinatown: Walter Rhee leads a tour of Downtown markets, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; meet near Hawaii National Bank, between King and Smith streets; $25. Also: CHINATOWN EATERIES TOUR, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays; meet at same location; $69. Information: www.waltereatshawaii.com; reservations: 391-1550, walter@waltereatshawaii.com.

Send announcements to: Culinary Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Cul Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.