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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TASTE
Culinary calendar


Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

"OFF THE WALL," Brasserie Du Vin's monthly movie presentation on the patio, and movie-inspired menu, this week with the 1922 film "Nosferatu," called "the scariest Dracula adaption ever," 7 p.m. May 27, free, complimentary popcorn; information, 545-1115.

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

BASIC KOREAN COOKING CLASS, taught by master chef, Walter Rhee, including beef bulgogi, BBQ pork, rice dumpling soup, chap chae, mandoo and raw fish sauce, with recipe handouts; 2:45-6:15 p.m. May 27, Palama Market Dillingham; $80 (cash only); information, www.waltereatshawaii.com; http://wwww.waltereatshawaii.com/blog; required reservations, 391-1550.

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.

"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.

PACIFIC PLACE MARKET DAY, highlighting local food and drinks, specialty items, specialty iced teas, cookies, scones, Hawaiian honey, tropical fruit cards, free food tastings, with "Market Day" pricing, 3-6 p.m. May 29, The Pacific Place Tea Garden, Ala Moana Center, third level; information 277-3605.

UPCOMING

"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, and next 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 COOKING DEMONSTRATION, 4 p.m. May 27; Kāhala store; free; information, 738-0820.

"COOKING WITH LOCAL FLAVOR," healthy recipes highlighting local ingredients, 6 p.m. May 27, Kāhala store; free; information, 738-0820.

"HOW TO MAKE SUSHI," hands-on class, combing chef Walter Rhee's marine biology and food science backgrounds, with instruction on making nigiri sushi (hand-pressed), maki sushi (rolls) and inari sushi (cone); (please bring cutting board, non-serrated knife and small cooler); 4-7:30 p.m. May 28, Palama Market Dillingham; $80 (cash only); information, www.waltereatshawaii.com; http://waltereatshawaii.com/blog; required reservations, 391-1550.

"NOURISH YOURSELF WITH OLA LOA WELLNESS," learn benefits of eating "whole" foods, with representatives of Ola Loa Wellness, 11 a.m. May 29, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; 738-0820.

"MOUTH WATERING MONDAYS," a sampling of new and favorite foods at Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; 4-6 p.m. May 31; 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.

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.