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Advertiser Staff

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Culinary calendar

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HAWAI'I CACAO FESTIVAL, with shuttle bus tour of nearby cacao orchards; chocolate recipe contest, chef demonstrations, keiki activities, Wally Amos appearance, and cookbook signing by Honolulu Advertiser food editor Wanda Adams; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 31, Hale'iwa Farmers' Market, Hale'iwa Beach Park; information, www.HaleiwaFarmersMarket.com; 388-9696,

HAWAII NATIONAL BANK 28th annual Chinese New Year culture and food display with 30-minute tours, for public and school groups, bank hours, Mondays through Fridays, HNB main branch, 45 N. King St.; displays on view during bank hours; tour reservations, 528-7768.


RUFFINO WINE PAIRING DINNER, five courses with appropriate wine pairings, with chef Rodhel Ibay and wine educator Alan Suzuki; 6 p.m. Jan. 27; Sergio's Italian Table, Rainbow Bazaar, Hilton Hawaiian Village; $65; information, 951-6900, www.sergioshawaii.net.

"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. 30; information/to volunteer, 282-0053.

"FOR THE LOVE OF PINOT NOIR," exploring differences of wines of Oregon and California; with heavy pūpū; 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 31, The Wine Stop; $45 (club discounts); required reservations, 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.

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

KEAUHOU FARMERS MARKETS: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesdays, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, front lawn; and Saturday mornings, nearby Keauhou Shopping Center, Big Island; information, 808-930-4900.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

WALTER RHEE COOKING CLASSES: various topics, times; Information: www.waltereatshawaii.com; reservations: 391-1550, walter@waltereatshawaii.com.

Send announcements to: Culinary Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, 605 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Cul Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.