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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

TASTE
Culinary calendar

Advertiser Staff

UPCOMING

"HEALTHY CHOICES AND YOU," special monthly tours and cooking demonstrations on shopping for foods with high nutritional value, this month on weight loss through healthy eating, 7 p.m. June 2 and 11 a.m. June 5; Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET VALUE TOUR, focused on shopping on a budget; 4:30 p.m. June 2 and 16, at the Kāhala store; information, 738-0820.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS, with different weekly themes, 4 p.m. June 3, 10, 17 and 24,; Kāhala store; free; information, 738-0820.

"MOUTH WATERING MONDAYS," a tour sampling some of Whole Foods Market's favorite foods, 6 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28, Kāhala store; free; information, 738-0820.

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

"CHEEKY!," pau hana event "targeting girlfriends," with complimentary hair and beauty treatments, art, music and drink specials, 6-8 p.m., first and last Thursdays monthly, Bambu Two Cafe + Martini Lounge; information, 528-1144.

MARKETS

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

PEARL CITY FOUNDATION/ MAHIKU FARMERS MARKET, with locally grown produce, prepared foods, flowers and crafts, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, Momilani Community Center, 715 Ho'omoana St., Pearl City; information, 456-2073, www.mahikufarmersmarket.com.

FRIENDS OF KAISER HIGH SCHOOL PTSA FARMERS MARKET, 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, at the school; 394-1200.

KING'S VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET, several fresh produce stands, presented by King's Village and Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, along with 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 lawn; and Saturday mornings, near Keauhou Shopping Center, Big Island; information, 808-930-4900.

KAUA'I COMMUNITY MARKET, sponsored by 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.

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.

MAKIKI FARMERS MARKET, with local, fresh produce and farm products, and takeout meals or sit-down dining; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Clement's Episcopal Church; 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.

TOURS, tastings & classes

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, girls' night out, Mexican, Mediterranean, Southern, Asian, Chinese New Year, baking, wine and chocolates; times and prices, call 734-9211.

WEDNESDAY WINE WALK, tastings of several wines at sunset, at various Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Resort venues Nā Ho'ala Spa, Elegant Dive, Colony Restaurant and Ciao Mein Restaurant, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; $20; reservations required: 237-6140.

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

CHEF WALTER RHEE EVENTS: more information: www.waltereatshawaii.com; reservations: 391-1550, walter@waltereatshawaii.com.

• A Cook's Tour of Chinatown: 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.

• CHINATOWN EATERIES TOUR, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays; meet at same location as above; $69.

• WALTER RHEE COOKING CLASSES: various topics, times.

WEEKLY WINE EVENTS: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.; limited seating, reservations required; 545-1115:

• Dinner/wine pairing, 6 p.m. Mondays; $49; no menu substitutions.

• Wine Tasting Club, with different weekly themes and available meat/cheese plates, appetizers and happy-hour prices, 6 p.m. Tuesdays; $20 (tax and tip additional).

12th AVE GRILL "CRAFT BAR," featuring handcrafted microbrews, house-made tapas and handpicked wine flights; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 12th Ave Grill, Kaimukī; 732-9469.

COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS, with different themes every week, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; and Pau Hana Wine & Cheese Tastings, 4-8 p.m. second and third Fridays; The Wine Stop; free; 946-3707.

MONTHLY RECIPE CONTEST, by Don Ho's Island Grill, Aloha Tower Marketplace, different theme monthly; winning recipe (must be original with "Island flair" matching restaurant's menu) will be monthly special. Drop off typed recipe, name, address and phone number at restaurant; information: 528-0807.