Dinner and beer
Beer guy Andy Baker hosts a Spring Beer Dinner at the Willows on Thursday, with "duck, an elephant and a dead guy."
Chef Jay Matsukawa's menu: Roasted Hamakua Mushroom Antipasto (served with Carlsberg Elephant), Bouquet of Spring Mesclun Greens with Pan-Seared Scallops (Rogue Dead Guy Ale), Slow-Cooked Duck (Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock), and Kahlua and Chocolate Panna Cotta (Lindeman's Framboise).
The beers are variations on the "bock" German spring brewing style -- dark lagers that are higher in alcohol, that supposedly chase away the winter blues.
Also to be featured is a Sam Adams White Ale, the spring seasonal offering from Boston Beer Co., and a Belgian Lambic beer for dessert.
Cost is $60, $55 for members of Willows' Beer Club. Call 952-9200. Dinner is at 6 p.m. The Willows is at 901 Hausten St.
Honor the admins
Honor those who keep you office running during Administrative Professionals Week. A sampling of specials:
Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas: Four-course set menu, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, includes Back Cod 2 Ways, Crispy Softshell "Soup," entree choice of Sous Vide of Bone-In Veal Shortrib or Sous Vide of Onaga, and dessert of Lilikoi Mascarpone Crepe Roll. Cost is $35. Call 533-4476.
Ko'olau Grand Ballroom: Luncheon buffet, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, includes made-to-order sushi, prime rib, seafood linguine, sautéed salmon, broiled chicken, bread pudding and chocolate fondue. Strolling Hawaiian music included, $25.95. Buy a tables for eight and ninth person is free. Call 954-7001.
Plumeria Beach House, Kahala Hotel & Resort: Special menu from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday includes appetizer of Tandoori Chicken Salad or Spicy Ahi Summer Roll, entree of Seafood Fettuccini, Tenderloin Beef with Wild Mushroom Sauce or Smoke Scottish Salmon Panini, and dessert buffet. Cost is $35, $19 for dessert buffet. Call 739-8760.
Aloha Tower Marketplace: Don Ho's Island Grill (528-0807) offers a Turkey Club Combo (turkey, bacon, cheddar, tomato and onion) tomorrow through Friday for $12. Tower Grill (537-4446) offers Blackened Island Ahi Taco for $10 and Cobb or Chef's Salad for $9.
King Intermediate artwork on display at credit union
The works of seventh graders at Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School are on exhibit at Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union at Windward Mall through May 1.
The body of work, titled "Fish Series," is the result of eight phases of art techniques -- drawing, transferal with colored swatches, shading and blending with color pencils, tessellation, cutting away for negative/positive, outlining with black glue, drawing on black border and outingling with white glue and pastel techniques -- taught by Jean Noguchi.
The credit union is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 233-1200.
COURTESY JEAN NOGUCHI
Kelia Carreira adds another layer of work to her fish piece.