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Hoku celebration: Hoku's at Kahala Mandarin Oriental begins its third-anniversary celebration with a five-course prix fixe dinner tonight and continues the party by offering a special four-course dinner tomorrow through Tuesday.
Tonight's dinner consists of an Amuse Gueule, an appetizer, fish course, an entree and dessert for $80. For $125, the dinner can be complemented with a five-course wine pairing.
The four-course dinner being offered costs $45. For reservations, call 739-8780.
"Contemporary" Kaiseki dinner: Wine lovers will enjoy Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya's wine selection Friday at L'Uraku restaurant. For $64, diners can enjoy the restaurant's 10-course meal extravaganza plus Furuya's eight chosen wines. Dishes include Fresh Salmon Filet Marinade, Unagi Napoleon and Braised Oxtail. For those who want the food but not the wine, the meal costs $49. For reservations, call 955-0552.
Exotic cooking: Kusuma Cooray leads a class on "East-Indian Lacto-Vegetarian Cuisine," 9:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday in the Lyon Arboretum's upstairs classroom. Class size is limited so reserve early at 988-7378. Cost is $22.
Brew-ing combination: Brew Moon Restaurant & Microbrewery begins its series of Chef & Brewer's Dinners featuring the restaurant's beers and dishes by Executive Chef Aurelio Garcia. The first dinner is set for Tuesday and begins with pupus at 6:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 7:30 p.m. with Wild Mushrooms with Lobster Vinaigrette and Seared Foie Gras accompanied by Brew Moon's Moonlight, a low-calorie/low-alcohol ale. A salad consisting of artichoke and guinea fowl accompanied by Munich Gold, a German-style award-winning export lager, will also be served. The main dish is Roasted Colorado Rack of Lamb with Vegetable Triolis and Preserved Lemon Slaw. It can be washed down with Great Pacific Pale Ale, an American-style classic that is light amber in color and has floral hop aromas and a malty profile. To top off the evening, a hot tart of berries and plums with creme anglaise and vanilla bean ice cream will be served with the Brew Master's Special. The dinner costs $55. For reservations, call 593-0088.
"Old vs. New": Bill Van Asperen explores the differences between Old and New World wines, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the JMD Educational Center in Aiea. To reserve, call 956-7221 and ask for Course No. S7505. Cost: $38.
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