STAR-BULLETIN / 2005
Misao Tamura, right, taught the ladies of the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin how to bake her special Tamura Bread for last year's bazaar. The bread will be back this year.
Dining affair helps Foodbank
Help feed the hungry by eating well yourself at "Great Chefs Fight Hunger," a benefit for the Hawaii Foodbank, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Friday on the lawn at Restaurant Row.
On the menu: Greek Lamb from Yanni's, Osso Bucco Ravioli from Ruth's Chris Steak House, Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallop from Chai's Island Bistro, and Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak with Seafood Butter from d.k. steakhouse.
Also participating are Roy's Restaurants, Alan Wong's, Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort, the Halekulani, Le Bistro, Side Street Inn, Mariposa, Nalo Farms, Pacific Club and 3660 on the Rise.
Tickets are $85, which includes wine, ales and martinis. Dita Holifield headlines the entertainment. Call the Foodbank, 836-3000, ext. 223, or order online at www.hawaiifoodbank.org.
Temple event celebrates spring
Sunday's Spring Bazaar at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin takes as its theme "comfort" -- as in comfort foods, comforting thrift-shop goods, familiar games and songs.
The celebration runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the temple grounds and will feature country-fair type foods including rotisserie chicken, beef stew, chili, corn chowder, curry and several kinds of sushi.
A bazaar highlight is always the stash of homemade baked goods, pickled vegetables and preserves, as well as the temple's six-volume cookbook, "Favorite Island Cookery."
Fresh produce, potted plants and cut flowers will also be sold and ministers will provide guided tours of the temple.
Entertainment -- jazz, taiko, contemporary Hawaiian and hula -- will be by Pacific Buddhist Academy students and the trio Manoa DNA.
The temple is at 1727 Pali Highway. Call 536-7044 for parking tips and information about courtesy delivery service -- for all those jams, jellies, packages of sushi and fresh bread you'll be bringing home.