A Sansei celebration
The original Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, in Kapalua, Maui, celebrates its 10th anniversary March 25.
Chef D.K. Kodama's restaurant at the Shops at Kapalua was the first in a chain that now includes a second Sansei in Kihei, another in Waikiki, D.K. Steak House in Waikiki and two Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bars. Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas in Restaurant Row was also opened in partnership with Kodama.
The birthday event, from 6 to 9 p.m., will include specialties of Sansei Kapalua chef Ivan Pahk, sushi, plus items from the Vino and D.K. Steak House menus, and a premium sake bar.
Kodama will sign his cookbook, "D.K.'s Sushi Chronicles from Hawai'i: Recipes from Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar."
Cost is $80 in advance, $100 at the door. Call 808-669-6286 or visit the Web site dkrestaurants.com.
Lucy Saunders, author of an upcoming cookbook, "Grilling with Beer," hosts a Tropical Beer Dinner tomorrow at Haleiwa Joe's Haiku Gardens restaurant in Kaneohe.
The dinner will feature beers from Kona Brewing Co. and a five-course menu by Haleiwa Joe's chef Dan York, featuring dishes from the cookbook.
Each course will be paired with a different beer and will use beer as an ingredient. The menu: Potato-Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp (with Longboard Island Lager), Beer-Braised Pork Ribs (with Big Wave Golden Ale), Malt-Rubbed Beef Skewers (with Fire Rock Pale Ale) and Coconut Rice Pudding and Porter Cream Sauce (with Black Sand Porter).
Dinner is at 6 p.m. and costs $55. Call 247-6671.
Alan Wong's King Street restaurant closes for renovations today, promising a new menu when it reopens April 9.
The administrative office, 947-3223, will continue to sell gift certificates and take future reservations. Wong's Pineapple Room at Macy's Ala Moana will remain open.
Morton's, the Steakhouse Honolulu:
An evening of chocolate treats paired with wines, port and sherry takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 24. The menu will include Morton's Chocolate Velvet Petit Fours, Hot Chocolate Cake, a chocolate fountain and truffles, all paired with Bonterra Vineyards Merlot, Dry Sack Sherry, Mariah Zinfandel and Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto. Cost is $40. Call 949-1300 or visit www.mortons.com.
Formaggio: "Spain's New All Stars" is the theme of a wine tasting, 5 p.m. March 22. Six wines will be offered, including Flor de Pingus, Artadi Pagos Viejos and Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi. Cost is $59. Call 330-9916.
Sergio's Italian Restaurant: March Martini Madness Celebration features Grey Goose and Bacardi Martini Drinks at $5, with complimentary crostini and Italian spreads. The appetizer menu is 25 percent off when purchasing a martini special. The offers are good from 5 to 8 p.m. nightly. Call 951-6900.