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Grab the DAZZLE
DAZZLE is a fundraiser for a preschool, but it's not kid stuff.
The annual event brings together an impressive lineup of chefs and restaurants, donating their time for the benefit of Central Union Church Preschool & Kindergarten.
This year's event takes place Friday at the Sheraton Waikiki and will include food from d.k Steak House, Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Chai's Island Bistro, Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas, Roy's, chef Philippe Padovani, Monarch Seafood, Side Street Inn, Pacific Club, Green Door, 12th Avenue Grill, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, the Sheraton and the Kapiolani Community College culinary school.
Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125, with tables for 10 seats starting at $1,500.
Funds raised will go toward furniture, books and computers for the school's new library, and to start a toddler program.
Call Jessica Yamauchi. 946-4025, ext. 103.
Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, one of the founders of Chicago's French Pastry School, will host a free demonstration on sugar sculpting, 7 to 9 p.m. April 26 at Maui Community College.
Pfeiffer has won a number of culinary awards, including the National Chocolate Competition, the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, the National Pastry Championship and Pastry Chef of the Year.
He will also teach a three-day class for chefs and others serious about desserts and candies, from April 26 to 28 at MCC. Pfeiffer will cover such sweets as Roasted Apple Tatin and Rose Ice Cream, as well as several types of chocolate candies and truffles.
Cost is $795; class limited to 12. Sign up at www.frenchpastryschool.com
Save the cups!
Starbucks has a deal for coffee drinkers who think green this month. The chain is celebrating Earth Month by offering 10 cents off per beverage for those who bring their own reusable mugs or use nondisposable cups in the store.
Starbucks calculates that if all its Hawaii customers used their own mugs three times a week for a month, the disposable paper cups saved would stack up as high as a 30-story building. The chain's goal is to log 3 million reusable mugs used nationwide.
Also for Earth Month, Starbucks is donating $100,000 to Global Green, a national environmental organization.
Vegan Macrobiotic Community Dinners will be held April 18 and 27 at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.
Chef Leslie Ashburn's menu for the 18th: French Lentil Vegetable Soup; Barley Risotto; Daikon, Carrot, Kombu Nishime; Local Organic Greens with Sauce. Dessert will be Carrot Cake with Coconut Cardamom Sauce.
The April 27th menu: Kabocha Soup; Portuguese Naughty Rice with Chickpeas and Vegetables; Fresh Greens with Baked Tofu and Dressing Arame. Dessert is Apple Apricot Newton.
The community dinners are offered twice a month, on the third Wednesday and last Friday.
Dinners are served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and may be ordered takeout. Cost is $12; dessert is $3.50 extra.
Reservations due two days in advance. Call 398-2695 or e-mail email@example.com.