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POSTED: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guy Fieri features Hawaii food finds

Food Network's Guy Fieri, host of “;Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,”; was sighted all over the island last week tasting local fare for an episode of the popular show, airdate yet to be confirmed.

Sightings had the star at the Poke Stop, Hank's Haute Dogs, Rainbow Drive Inn, Nico's at Pier 38, Highway Inn, Murphy's Bar & Grill and Germaine's Luau. Fieri also visited the fish auction held near Nico's.


“;Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”; treks across the United States to feature unique American fare.

Fieri, a winner during season two's “;Next Food Network Star,”; also hosts “;Guy's Big Bite,”; a cooking show, and “;Ultimate Recipe Showdown,”; in which Fieri profiles home cooks' best recipes.


Organic eats at Ward Warehouse

The One Night Organic Stand will give conscientious food shoppers the chance to fill their bags with locally grown organic fruits and vegetables tomorrow at Ward Warehouse.

From 4 to 7 p.m. (or until the food runs out), the organic stand will sell guava butter spread and ginger lavash, as well as an array of produce from Kimberly Clark's Waimanalo farm; noni juice and teas from Roots Hawaii; fresh kava from the Hawaiian Kawa Center; and ginger lemonade, wet burritos, enchiladas, “;macho nachos”; and salsa from CJ's Homemade Salsa. Call 259-5635.

'Pickle Lady' to appear in Hawaii Kai

Experience the culinary enthusiasm of “;the Pickle Lady”; as Leonora Ching presents a free demonstration based on her second book, “;The Pickle Lady's Pickle Passion Cookbook,”; 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaii Kai Public Library.

Ching has a reputation for pickling and preserving a variety of food such as fruits, vegetables, eggs and shrimp.

The library is at 249 Lunalilo Home Road. Call 397-5833.

Hiroshi to bring back kaiseki dinner

Chef Hiroshi Fukui of Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas in Restaurant Row will reprise his popular contemporary kaiseki dinner with a nine-course lineup on Nov. 10.

The menu: Sauteed Marinated Akule with Fire-Roasted Peppers, Grilled Octopus Salad with Big Island Heart of Palm, Moroccan-Essenced Kauai Shrimp “;Cappucino,”; Slow-Cooked Halibut with Yuzukosho Sauce, Steamed Kurobuta Belly with Brie, Hawaiian Red Veal “;Chausson,”; Wagyu Beef Roll with Grilled Tokyo Negi, Dipped Fried Kona Crab Mousse Chazuke and Cherie's Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Pineapple Orange Sauce and Pina Colada Ice Cream.

Cost is $75, $25 additional for wine pairings. Call 533-4476.

Menu and wine pairings by Chef Siu


Chef Russell Siu, pictured, of 3660 on the Rise is offering a special menu paired with award-winning allocated wines from John Conover of Plumpjack and CADE wineries, 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

The menu: House-Cured Wild Salmon with Citrus Aioli and Grilled Marinated Shrimp Salad in Lettuce Cup (with 2008 CADE Sauvignon Blanc); Pan-Seared Scallop with Kahuku Corn Relish and Uni Butter Sauce (2008 Plumpjack Chardonnay); Country Fried Quail with Cremini Mushroom Risotto (2007 Plumpjack Syrah); Braised Shortrib “;Rossini”; (2006 CADE Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon); and Pan-Roasted Big Island “;Red Veal”; Loin (2007 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon).

Dessert will be Bleu Cheese Tartlet with a Lavender Honey Drizzle.

Cost is $95. Call 737-1177 or visit www.3660.com.

Cookies for Halloween at Doubletree

Cookie lovers out seeking treats on Saturday should add the Doubletree Alana Hotel to their list of must-haunt sites.

From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., the Waikiki hotel will offer its famous chocolate chip cookies to everyone who stops by, while supplies last. Call 941-7275.

Kahala Hotel to host spooky buffet

Halloween is about more than just candy at the Plumeria Beach House at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, where a Spooky Halloween Dinner Buffet will be served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Offerings include holiday-themed dishes such as Cremated Island Roasted Pork with Burnt Ashes Reduction, Salem Witches' Prime Rib Roast with Witches Brew Jus, Vampire Chicken with Blood Braise, and Vampire “;Stake”; with Garlic Butter.

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LOOK » A free premiere screening of the HBO documentary “;By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”; will show at

7 p.m. tomorrow at the Waikiki Shell. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Call (888) 560-5856. Bring a can of food for the Hawaii FoodBank. The film will debut on HBO on Election Day, Nov. 3.

LISTEN » Rihanna's new single, “;Russian Roulette,”; is available on her Web site,

rihannanow.com. Her new album, “;Rated R,”; is due Nov. 24.

DO » Learn to grow organic fruits and vegetables in portable pallets at Olomana Gardens from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The class costs $20. Call 956-8400.