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COURTESY SHUZO UEMOTO / HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS
Monks Norbu Tshering, left, and Sonam Tshering work on their dishes at the Pavilion Cafe kitchen at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Event brings taste of Bhutanese
Friday's ARTafterDARK event at the Honolulu Academy of Arts will feature dishes created by Bhutanese monks in town for the academy's exhibition, "The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan."
E&O Trading Co. chef Nicholas Salvi will expedite the preparation of Jasha Maroo (minced chicken with garlic and cilantro), Kewa Phasha (spicy pork with potatoes), Kewa Datshi (potatoes and cheese), Ema Datshi (curry with chilies and cheese) and Momo (dessert dumplings and rice pudding).
The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., includes a ritual dance performance by the monks, other entertainment and all the galleries will be open.
Cost is $10; free to academy members. Call 532-8700 or visit artafterdark.org.
L&L contest is a musubi must
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is looking for a few motivated musubi eaters for the Corned Beef Musubi Eating Contest celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
The eat-a-thon, featuring L&L's green musubi, takes place at 11 a.m. March 15 at Kahala Mall Centerstage.
Top prize is a trip to the West Coast, $500 cash and a year's supply of Pepsi.
Must be age 18 or older. To sign up call 951-9888 or visit hawaiianbarbecue.com.
Hawaii Avocado Tasting Festival:
The free event features food, music, dance, arts, eco-fashions, educational booths and children's activities, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Amy Greenwell Botanical Gardens on the Big Island. Entries are invited for the recipe contest; submit your dish by 10 a.m. in the categories of best recipe, best dessert and best guacamole. Call (808) 328-8998.
Aftertaste: Joy of Sake's monthly tasting -- from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 6, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii -- focuses on sakes that pair well with luau foods. Cost of $37 covers a sampling of 36 premium brews and a Hawaiian buffet. Call 222-5591 or visit joyofsake.com/aftertaste/.
Snyder wins Ultimate Burgers Recipe Contest
Perpetual cooking contest champ Kristine Snyder adds another win to her list: first place in the Ultimate Burgers Recipe contest.
Snyder, a harpist from Kihei, Maui, won the National Chicken Cooking Contest and the National Beef Cookoff, both in 2003, and was a finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-Off in 2000.
Now she's won the $25,000 top prize in a competition on the Food Network's "Ultimate Recipe Showdown," a six-week competition for home cooks that wrapped up with the debut of the show on Sunday.
Her winning Ahi Tuna Ciabatta Burgers won out over thousands of submissions, and 54 finalists selected for the show. The burgers will be featured at T.G.I. Friday's 600-plus restaurants nationwide.
"Ultimate Recipe Showdown" repeats on at 7 and 10 tonight and 1 p.m. Saturday.