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Friday, March 23, 2012

Upcoming food and dining events

Upcoming food and dining events

Courtesy of Apartment3

Get a sneak peek at Whole Foods Market in Kailua before it opens, at the block party and preview tour Sunday, April 15. Preview the store, sample food and beverages and enjoy entertainment and booths by Whole Foods Market community partners. RSVP (spaces are limited) here.

The deadline to register for the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation (formerly the Hale Aina Ohana) golf tournament is this Sunday, March 25. The tournament funds culinary education workshops to benefit Hawaii’s culinary schools and helps bring in guest chefs—most recently, Joanne Chang. After the tournament, stay for the awards banquet featuring restaurants such as Alan Wong's and Morimoto Waikiki.
Register here for the tournament, to be held April 23. (HONOLULU Magazine is a sponsor of this event.)

There are still a few spots at Daniel Skurnick’s pop-up at Prima. Skurnick was most recently pastry chef at Morimoto Waikiki, but worked as a savory chef under Tom Colicchio at Gramercy Tavern and had stints at Bouley Restaurant, Jean Georges and the River Cafe. Part of the five course menu: a beef tartare with chile, mint and tendon; raviolo with pohole, smoked ricotta and jamon; a traditional baba au rhum; and not-so-traditional chocolate, caramel, salt and potato dessert.
$55, 7pm, Monday March 26, reservations here.

This month’s Munch, a dinner and cocktail pairing at Apartment3, features Korean fare, brand new takes on bi bim bap, kal bi and pan chan, enhanced with cocktails by mixologist Joey Gottesman.
$45, 6:30pm on Thursday, March 29, call 955-9300 for reservations

The annual Hawaii Foodbank fundraiser is coming up. Some of the restaurants participating include SALT, 12th Ave Grill, Sansei, Himalayan Kitchen and Chai’s Island Bistro. The venue is inside the Hawaii Foodbank warehouse, the one time a year it opens its doors to the public.
$125, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., March 31, buy your tickets here.

Streetgrindz, the organizer behind Eat the Street, is launching a series of pop-up restaurants showcasing food truck chefs. The first features Youssef Dakroub, owner of Xtreme Tacos, for “Arabian Nights,” complete with belly dancers, hookah lounge and a five-course menu. Expect falafel, shish tawook (chicken marinated in yogurt and spices) and Lebanese moussaka.
$60, April 5-7, for full menu and to buy tickets click here.

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From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.



 

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