This weekend's events: beer, a 10th anniversary celebration, and Get Fresh



Sample this at Cookspace's Get Fresh demo

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In addition to the Real Beer Festival this Saturday, spend the weekend celebrating one of Hawaii's great restaurateurs and soaking up cooking skills from Hawaii's top chefs and farmers:

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Longhi's Ala Moana, the restaurant will serve a Bob Longhi tribute dinner: wine and four courses inspired by Bob's favorite dishes, including opakapaka Veronique, poached in white wine and paired with a Cakebread chardonnay, as well as filet mignon with prawns Venice. The anniversary dinner menu is $65 and served from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., reservations required, though you can also order off the regular dinner menu throughout the night. And when you're done eating, there's dancing and live music all the way until 1:45 a.m.
Friday, July 26, 947-9899

Cookspace packs its cooking class schedule with some of Hawaii's top chefs. For the last class in the Get Fresh series, which pairs chefs with farmers, Chris Kajioka of Vintage Cave and Kurt Hirabara of Hirabara Farms shared their inspiration and stories of chef-farmer collaboration, while cooking up one of Kajioka's signature dishes: charred cabbage with an anchovy bouillon. This weekend, Colin Hazama of the Sheraton Waikiki teams up with Lesley Hill of Wailea Ag Group, a Big Island farm that grows hearts of palm used across the country. Taste heart of palm five ways—raw, smoked, braised, in soup and in a croquette—and also sample vodka-cured kampachi in a white soy dashi gelee and Meyer lemon goat cheesecake with dark chocolate, strawberries and dragon fruit.
$85, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, make reservations and see the full list of upcoming classes at cookspacehawaii.com

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