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POSTED: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LOOK » Watch as the Princess Ka'iulani statue is draped with lei at 9:30 Friday at the Princess Ka'iulani Triangle Park across from OHANA East Hotel.

LISTEN » “;Lie to Me”; by Andrew Hoover (http://www.myspace.com/andrewhoovermusic)

DO » The Wahiawa Hongwanji, located at 1067 California Ave., is hosting a free showing of “;The Incredibles”; at 6 pm. on Friday. Free hot dogsm popcorna dn juice will also be provided.

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Dinner features Grand Crew wines

Beachhouse at the Moana will present a special five-course dinner Tuesday featuring the boutique wines of Grand Crew Wine Merchants.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a sparkling-wine reception, followed at 6:30 with dinner prepared by chef de cuisine Rodney Uyehara.

Wine pairings start with a Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs with canapes of salmon tartare on sweet bread toast, escargot stuffed baby bellas and blackened ahi on fried lotus chips. Progress from there to the first course of Kona Abalone Rockefeller (Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc, Napa), second course of Pan-Seared Onaga (Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir), third of Pancetta Wrapped New Zealand Venison (Pride Merlot and Girard Petit Syrah, Napa), fourth of Australian Wagyu New York Strip Loin and Sonoma Foie Gras (Lokoya “;Diamond Mountain”; Cabernet Sauvignon and Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa) and a final course of Dark Rum Creme Brulee (Royal Tokaji, Hungary).

Cost is $99. Call 921-4600 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Food & New Product Show returns

Enjoy a mix of old favorites and new food at the “;Taste of the Pacific,”; one of the new features at this weekend's 45th Annual Food & New Product Show. Expect culinary food booths, wine tasting, the latest health drinks and more.

Plan to have a meal at the show and take your pick from Puka Dog, Le Crepe Cafe, Ocean Dim Sum, India Cafe, Tanioka's Seafood, Marian's Catering, Family Foods, Samurai Ice, the Wedding Cafe and more.

The Food & New Product Show runs at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3; children free.

 

Learn healthy cooking at free demo

Get empowered with tips on how to incorporate healthy dishes into your holidays.

Brook and Home Le'amohala, vegans and co-founders of the Optimum Living Alliance, will be holding a free cooking demonstration on how to prepare such fare as Divine Cashew Mushroom Gravy, fresh vegan milks and hot chocolate, Chocolate Cream Pie and Fresh Living Apple Pie.

They'll also teach a few tricks for getting those important greens into your family's diet.

The demo starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Beach Park. Call 944-8344 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

New farmers' market to start at Ward

Farmers' market fans have yet one more place to peruse: Ward Centers will host a market weekly starting Tuesday in its Ward Warehouse parking lot.

The market, organized by Mahiku Farms, will offer veggies and fruits, flowers, plants, homemade food and baked goods. It runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 591-8411.

 

Buy ice cream and help food bank

Tropilicious Ice Cream & Sorbet is doing its part to help feed Hawaii's hungry with a months-long campaign to raise funds for Hawaii Foodbank.

From now through Jan. 15, the local business will donate 10 cents from every pint sold in Foodland markets to the food bank.

The company, which started production in 1995, offers flavors such as lychee, lilikoi and Haupialani. Visit http://www.tropilicious.com.