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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TASTE
Culinary calendar

 •  Primed for pork


Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

ARTIST HUNG KWAI CHAN exhibit of acrylic and watercolor works, and tasting of dishes from Sub Zero-Wolf's Mother's Day cookbook, 4-6 p.m. May 13, Sub Zero Wolf showroom and gallery, 938 Pi'ikoi St.; artwork on exhibit 9-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through June 26; information, 597-1647.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION/TASTING featuring student finalists of the Tom and Warren Matsuda Scholarship Culinary Competition, and special appearance of celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 15, Sub-Zero/Wolf showroom, 938 Pi'ikoi St.; information, 597-1647.

"EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSECCO But Were Afraid to Ask," seminar and tasting of the dry sparkling wine, 4-5:30 p.m. May 16, The Wine Stop; $20 (with club discounts); reservations required, 946-3707.

"URBAN GARDENING," presentation by master gardener Ann Tanaka, on backyard and container vegetable gardening, including seed planting, potting mix/fertilizers, watering, and pest control on leafy greens and tomatoes, and auto-drip watering systems, sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii,7 p.m. May 18, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse; free; 944-8344.

THE WINE STOP SUPPER CLUB, 6 p.m. May 19, d.k. Steakhouse; corkage fee waived for wines purchased from The Wine Stop; fee/reservations, 946-3707.

"DINNER IMPOSSIBLE," airing, of chef Robert Irvine's show shot with the crew of "Lost" in Hale'iwa, airing 7 p.m. May 19, Food Network, Oceanic Cable station 20, digital channel 321; information, 539-3474.

KEIKI IN THE KITCHEN, classes for ages 5-12, focusing on healthy eating, with demonstrations and hands-on preparations, 11 a.m., May 22, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; information, 738-0820.

UPCOMING

"MOUTH WATERING MONDAYS," a sampling of new and favorite foods at Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; 4-6 p.m. Mondays during May; information, 738-0820.

"HEALTHY CHOICES AND YOU," special monthly tours and cooking demonstrations on shopping for foods with high nutritional value this month focusing on women's health, 4:30 p.m. May 12 and 26, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS on different weekly themes, 4 p.m. May 13, 20 and 27; Kāhala store; free; information, 738-0820.

MĀLAMA MAUNALUA BAY COMMUNITY TALK-STORY, learn more about issues threatening Maunalua Bay, Hawai'i Kai; 6:30 p.m. May 17; Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.

FIVE COURSE AMUSE-BOUCHE/WINE PAIRING, featuring "little bites," 7 p.m. May 18, Brasserie Du Vin; $30; required reservations, 545-1115.

HOTCLUB OF HULAVILLE band featured in a program of Gypsy and European jazz, along with American jazz and show tunes, one of the series of Sessions @ De Vin showcasing local and visiting artists, 7 p.m. May 19; information , 545-1115..

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

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.

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.

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, 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.

TOURS, TASTINGS & CLASSES

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 WATER RHEE EVENTS: Information: www.waltereatshawaii.com; reservations: 391-1550, walter@waltereatshawaii.com.

• 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.

• 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; information: www.wal tereatshawaii.com; reservations/location: 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, 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.