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MAUI CULINARY ACADEMY
Maui chefs prepare for next month's "Rock-n-Roll Wok of Fame" benefit event.
Maui on the mind
Two benefit events for the Maui Culinary Academy make it worthwhile to check out neighbor island flights:
Maui Chefs Present ... Rock-n-Roll Wok of Fame: The outdoor dinner, 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, brings together a host of Maui chefs presenting 30 rock-themed dishes such as Psychedelic '60s Seafood Stew, Guests are invited to come as their favorite rock star. Set designer Caro Walker will set up scenes from each decade of rock, with cut-outs of music icons. Entertainment will be by Jimmy Mac & The Kool Kats. Admission is $130, with tables for 10 at $1,100. Call (808) 667-9175 or visit www.visitlahaina.com.
Noble Grape Food & Wine Celebration: Andrew Carmellini, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef in New York in 2005, and pastry chef Stanton Ho will be featured, Oct. 21 at the Fairmont Kea Lani. Tickets are $150. Call 984-3261 or visit www.mauiculinary.com.
Ice cream and cake, for charity
Take your pick -- cupcakes or ice cream -- sweet treats you can eat, while indirectly making a contribution to charity.
"Cupcakes for Keiki": Every Saturday this month, from noon to 3 p.m., Hokulani Bakeshop owners Tushar and Ana Dubey will bake their specialty cupcakes for sampling at Williams Sonoma at Ala Moana Center. The Dubeys will take orders and donate $1 from each sale to the Kapiolani Medical Center Pediatric Fund. This weekend's flavor is carrot cake ($2.25 each), to be followed Aug. 19 with Toasted Coconut ($2) and Aug. 26 with Southern Red Velvet ($2). Or order through the Restaurant Row bakeshop, 587-7098. Free downtown delivery for orders of a dozen.
Chunky Monkey power: Ben & Jerry's will sell $1 ice cream cones at its new Ward Centre store Saturday, to benefit the Honolulu Zoo's adoption program. The discount cones will be available from noon to 6 p.m. Also, in honor of the Chunky Monkey ice cream flavor, the store is adopting the zoo's spider monkeys and plans to donate a portion of the day's sales toward upkeep of the monkey enclosure. Call 593-7090.
Slow and steady
Slow Food Oahu hosts a crash course in beer-making, 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kona Brewing Co. and Brew Pub in Hawaii Kai.
A presentation by brewmaster Rick Tucciarone will accompany a dinner of dishes made with and paired with beer.
Cost is $55, a benefit for Slow Foods. Call 394-5662.
Walter Rhee of the University of Hawaii Food Science Department resumes his Saturday tours of Chinatown after a summer break.
"A Cook's Tour" runs 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; $15. "Honolulu's Best Unexplored Asian Restaurants" runs 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; $59. Meet at corner of King and Smith streets. Pay fees in cash on meeting date.
E-mail reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 391-1550.
WALT DISNEY RECORDS
Kids who are fans of "High School Musical" are invited to a free Keiki Kani Music Studio seminar, "Sing Like the Kids in High School Musical," at 3 p.m. Aug. 19. The workshop will focus on songs from the popular Disney movie, recently released on DVD. Another seminar will be held at the same time for parents, "How to Grow a Musical Child," on encouraging music appreciation and developing musical talent. Both seminars will take place at the studio, 99-016A Kamehameha Highway, behind Dixie Grill. Call 487-2275.