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Restaurant Report

Andrew DiCataldo brings his Nuevo Latino cuisine to Hawaii.

Fund-raiser pairs Choy
with NYC chef

Star-Bulletin Staff

Chef Andrew DiCataldo of Patria in New York joins chef Sam Choy at this year's Gourmet Affair fund-raising dinner for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu on May 18.

Also appearing at "Taste the Magic of Paradise" will be pastry chef Stanton Ho of the Las Vegas Hilton, a Kapiolani Community College culinary school graduate who is a member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal last year at the World Pastry Cup in Lyon, France.

DiCataldo will merge his Nuevo Latino cuisine with Choy's Hawaii Regional Cuisine to present a formal dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom. Choy has been the host chef for the annual fund-raiser for nine years. Cost is $200. Call 521-3811.

Beer dinner at Indigo

Enough of these wine dinners -- Kona Brewing Co. and Indigo Eurasian Cuisine are joining forces to present a Spring Fest Beer Dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 15.

Rich Tucciarone of Kona Brewing and Indigo chef Glen Chu plan a five-course menu showcasing the brewery's ales and lagers. The brewmaster and the chef will discuss the pairings as dinner is served.

The menu includes hors d'oeuvres of kaffir-scented scallops, steamed chicken with cilantro tapenade (served with Fire Rock Pale Ale); Malay Chili Mussels (with Longboard Lager); Baby Romaine with Shrimp Pil Pil (with Lilikoi Wheat Ale); an entree of New York loin medallions (with Lavaman Red Ale); and dessert of Ginger Valrona Chocolate Calamanda Raspberry Cake (with Black Sand Porter).

Cost is $40. Call 521-2900.

Sansei opens Kihei site

Several of the Hawaiian Island Chefs will help D.K. Kodama host the grand opening of his third Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar on Kihei, Maui, May 17.

Sansei chefs Ivan Pahk and Tom Selman will be joined by Jackie Lau of Roy's restaurants, James McDonald of Pacific 'O, Steven Ariel and Lance Kosaka of Alan Wong's restaurants and Teresa Gannon of Haili'imaile General Store. They will team up to present a seven-course meal.

Cost is $85, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and the Maui Community College culinary program. Call 808-879-0004.

Dixie offers fast lunches

Dixie Grill on Ward Avenue has launched "Eat It and Beat It" express lunch specials, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

For $6 the restaurant is offering Da Dixie Plate Lunch, with entree choices of beef brisket, catfish, peel-and-eat shrimp, barbecue chicken and pork sandwiches, coconut shrimp, blackened chicken Caesar salad and gumbo.

Call 596-8359, or fax orders for pickup to 593-1517.

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