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POSTED: Sunday, November 16, 2008

Maui restaurant marks 20 years

Chef Beverly Gannon is throwing a 20th birthday party for her Maui restaurant, Hali'imaile General Store, with singer Kenny Rankin performing.

The "Art & Soul Benefit," 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 29, will support Hui Noe'au Visual Art Center (art) and the Maui Food Bank (soul).

Rankin will headline the entertainment, which includes Fulton Tashombe, Kelly Covington, Larry Golis and a deejay for late-night dancing.

Joining the celebration will be chefs Sam Choy, DK Kodama, Peter Merriman, George Mavrothalassitis, Roy Yamaguchi and Mark Ellman, among others. Their food stations and will fill the restaurant dining room, lawn and parking lot.

Gannon will set up a "slider bar" of burgers made with Kobe beef, duck and lobster; a pasta station with crab cannelloni, lobster ravioli, mushroom risotto and beef bolognaise; and other stations serving shooters, carved meats, charcuterie and sushi.

An exhibit, "Twenty," will be staged by the Back Room Eleven, Maui artists whose works sell in the restaurant's back dining room. And further keeping with the birthday theme, a silent auction will feature 20 packages of vacation trips, artwork and restaurant vouchers.

Tickets are $125. Call 572-2666, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or make online reservations at www.bevgannonrestaurants.com.

 

Halekulani offers 'Ultimate Dinner'

The 2008 "Ultimate Dinner," climaxing with a taste of the top-shelf Louis XIII de Remy Martin, is available through Dec. 30 at La Mer at the Halekulani.

Chef Yves Garnier's menu: Croustillant of Lobster with Aquitaine Caviar, Red Mullet on an Artichoke Terrine, Hamachi Medallion with Risotto and Chanterelle Mushrooms, Tatin of Foie Gras on Mango, Sauteed Veal Sweetbread a la Grenobloise, Tournedos of Venison, cheeses and dessert.

Cost is $190, $150 without the cognac tasting. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Hawaii Foodbank. Call 923-2311.