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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Culinary calendar

 •  Minding your fruits and veggies

Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

BURGERS ON THE EDGE "BURGER GENIUS" CONTEST, in categories of beef, turkey and veggie, using the restaurant's cheeses, sauces and toppings, or an original idea; entrants must name their creation and provide a recipe (submission of video optional); applications (accepted through May 31) at store, or at www.BurgersOnTheEdge.com. Also: month-long store collection of canned goods or cash for Hawaii Foodbank; information, 695-2209.

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," 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.

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

THE KĀHALA HOTEL AND RESORT CENTRAL COAST WINE CELEBRATION; reservations, 739-8760:

• Central Coast Wine Dinner, special five-course dinner, paired with wine selections from a number of wineries, with winemaker Jim Clendenen, of Au Bon Climat wine discussion throughout dinner, regular dining hours, May 21, Hoku's restaurant; $80/tax/service fee.

• "Symposia, A Celebration of Wine," with vintners and sample selections from Au Bon Climat and other wineries and culinary stations, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; and cigar showcase, 8:30-10:30 p.m., May 22, poolside; $60/tax/service fee.

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.

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..

3660 ON THE RISE COOKING CLASS, with chef Russell Siu, 6 p.m. May 20, at the restaurant; $65; information/menu, 737-1177.

"A TOAST TO OUR TROOPS," A zinfandel wine tasting event, and chance to meet the public and the trade, paired with "small bites" prepared by well-known local chefs, 4-7 p.m. May 23, Hale Koa Hotel, lū'au garden; open to the public; tickets, $59 at www.zinfandel.org (some tickets at the door, $69); validated parking.

"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 26, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; 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.

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 WALTER 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.waltereatshawaii.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.

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.