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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Culinary calendar

 •  A slice of competition

Advertiser Staff


"COOKING WITH LOCAL FLAVOR," cooking demonstration with chef Kevin Hanney, of 12th Ave Grill, 6 p.m. March 25, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; 738-0820.

WELLNESS CUISINE COOKING CLASS, healthy meals for busy vegetarians; 6:30 p.m. March 25; Wellness Center Auditorium Castle Medical Center; $15 person, $20 per couple, $10 for seniors and students with ID; 263-5400, http://www.castlemed.org.

MORE ULTRA-FAST ASIAN MEALS UNDER 19 MINUTES, cooking class with Walter Rhee; 2:45-6:15 p.m. March 26; Palama Market Dillingham; $80; http://waltereatshawaii.com/blog.

"NOURISH YOURSELF WITH OLA LOA WELLNESS," learn benefits of eating "whole" foods, with representatives of Ola Loa Wellness, 11 a.m. March. 27, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; 738-0820.

HOW TO MAKE KIMCHI & RELATED DISHES, cooking class with Walter Rhee; 2:45-6:15 p.m. March 27; Palama Market Dillingham; $80; www.waltereatshawaii.com/blog.

FREE HERBAL TEA CLASS, learn more about herbal and floral infusions and fruit-based tisanes; 9:30 a.m. March 27; The Pacific Place Tea Garden, Ala Moana Center 3rd level; 375-0268.

"TASTE METHODOLOGY 102," a "non-intimidating" beginners' class exploring the taste of various wines, and wine vocabulary, with a certified sommelier, 4-5:30 p.m. March 28, The Wine Stop; $20 (Wine Club members discount); 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 aquaculture 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.

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.


"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.

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, offered by Don Ho's Island Grill, Aloha Tower Marketplace, differ-ent 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.

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