[ RESTAURANT REPORT ]
LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Martin Wyss, left, and Hans Weiler will be guest chefs on Oct. 28.
Wyss, Weiler to reopen LCC's Pearl Restaurant
If you miss the Swiss Inn specialties of chef Martin Wyss, you'll want to check out the Hall of Fame Dinner Oct. 28 that marks the grand reopening of the Pearl Restaurant at Leeward Community College.
Wyss and chef Hans Weiler, both members of the LCC Culinary Hall of Fame, have set the menu and will supervise student chefs in preparing the four-course meal. Weiler, founder of Hans Weiler Foods, will feature signature pastries from his time as pastry chef at the Ilikai and the Mauna Kea Resort.
The menu: Pan Fried Hearts of Palm Stuffed with Crabmeat, Mesclun Greens with Roasted Beets and Warm Goat Cheese, choice of Tournedos Swiss Inn Beef Filet or Pan-Seared Onaga, and Black Forest Chocolate Mousse.
The new Pearl Restaurant reopened last month after extensive renovations, as part of a $6 million project to upgrade LCC's kitchen teaching facilities.
Dinner seatings are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $75, $95 with wine pairings. Call 455-0298.
An "Octobeerfest" fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom, to benefit charities supported by the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
More than 40 local, domestic and imported beers will be paired with pupus including kalua pig pot stickers, huli huli chicken salad, barbecue beef skewers and yakisoba.
Cost is $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Tickets are available at the University of Hawaii Ticket Office or via www.etickethawaii.com.
Hops & Grinds:
The Willow's monthly beer tasting features Belgian and Belgian-style beers, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door, including a pupu buffet. Tickets are available at the Willows, Liquor Collection, Wine Stop, Tamura's Kaimuki. Call 952-9200.
Shanghai Bistro cooking class: Chef Chih-Chieh Chang will demonstrate how to make Cold Spring Rolls and Shrimp & Pork Stuffed Tofu, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. Cost is $35, which includes brunch buffet. Call 955-8668.
COURTESY THE ARTS AT MARKS GARAGE
Kenneth Chan of Hale Pauahi created the mixed media work "Army Knight," which is part of "Underage Thinking VI," showing at The ARTS at Marks Garage through Saturday. The show features works by students from eight elementary schools. The gallery, located at 1159 Nuuanu Ave., is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Call 521-2903.
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"Talk Stories from Maui"
By Wilma Stegmuller
Philos Press, $10
The author's short stories, drawn from years living in Hawaii, tell of plantation lifestyles and sometimes oddball personalities. Her affection for the time she spent here is clear in the color and flair she brings to her simple tales.
"Catch the Dream"
By Lance Tominaga
This paperback book tells the story of the young players from the Japanese and Korean big leagues as well as top prospects from Major League Baseball. Hawaii Winter Baseball was started in 1993 and since then has introduced fans to the likes of Ichiro Suzuki, Jason Giambi and other future superstars.