Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, June 12, 1996

The critters at the Honolulu Zoo will benefit from the Zoolympics taking place at Ciao Mein July 10. File photo

Culinary showcase

Eight of Hawaii's finest chefs will be demonstrating their craft at the Bank of America's Better Home Show through Sunday. The demonstrations take place at Sub Zero's booth and the schedule follows:

Silent auction items up for bid include a Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator, valued at $4,900; a Viking gas rangetop, valued at $2,139; and more. Signed copies of Josselin's "A Taste of Hawaii" cookbook will be available for a $25 donation. Proceeds from the auction and cookbook will benefit Child & Family Service programs.

The Better Home Show takes place at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. To find the Sub Zero booth in the crowd, just follow your nose.

Chefs on TV

Chef Steve Weir of the Colony in the Hyatt Regency Hotel shows up on KITV's "Entrees to Paradise with Pamela Young" at 6 p.m. Saturday, preparing Grilled Lamb on a Bed of Couscous.

Fantasy tour on Maui

Chef Celestino Drago of Drago in Santa Monica, and il Pastaio in Beverly Hills and Pasadena joins Hawaii's Alan Wong June 17 to 23 for the Kea Lani Hotel, Suites & Villas' "Grand Chefs on Tour" program.

Billed as a "Fantasy Camp for Foodies," the Maui event is one in a series of culinary presentations featuring wine pairings and tastings, signature dinners and demonstrations. Featured wineries will be Kendall-Jackson Vineyards, La Crema and Sanford Winery.

A sample vacation package for a couple, at $1,230, includes three nights in an ocean view suite, one signature dinner for two, one cooking demonstration for two, one wine tasting or seminar for two, two Grand Chef's aprons and a full-size rental car for three days.

Then there is the Ultimate Fantasy Package, available for $19,500 and presenting a personal "Dream Team" lesson with a world-famous chef and personal "Cooking with Hawaiian Flair" lesson with one of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs featured in the program, along with a personally escorted deep sea fishing trip, "From the Hook to the Cook." This also includes use of a luxury car, limousine pickup, a welcome luau reception, an organic Maui breakfast delivered each morning and Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate Truffles delivered each evening.

Call 1-800-659-4100 for details on other packages. The "Grand Chefs on Tour" 1996 program continues through December with other guest chefs.

Wild times ahead

The wildest Olympic event in town may be the "Zoolympics" taking place 6 to 9 p.m. July 10 at Ciao Mein.

The restaurant hosts the Honolulu Zoo benefit while celebrating its 5th anniversary. The staff will be dressed in togas for the party, while presenting items from their Italian-Chinese repertoire in nine-course meals. Guests may opt for one of three (Bronze, Silver and Gold) menus.

There will be door prizes and the chance to win a night for two in the Hyatt's Presidential Suite. Reserve at 923-2426.

Reported by Star-Bulletin staff

Asterisk (*) after nutritional analyses in the Body & Soul section indicates calculations by Joannie Dobbs of Exploring New Concepts, a nutritional consulting firm.

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