Eatery charts steady
course for 35 years

The Chart House Honolulu celebrates its 35th anniversary with special events through May. Call 941-6669.

Five-course dinner special: A prix fixe menu, available all month, centers on an entree choice of Roasted Prime Grade Prime Rib of Beef, Baked Stuffed Shrimp or Pan-Seared Herb-Crusted Ahi. Salad and dessert are included, as well as two selections from a list of seafood appetizers, including Oyster Rockefeller, Szechuan Kahuku Prawn and Black-and-Blue Ahi. Cost is $35.

Samuel Adams Pupu and Beer Party: Sample Sam Adams lager, ales and hard cider, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, along with pupus of Knackwurst Sausage and Onions, Fried Pork Chops, Paniolo Baby Back Ribs, Garlic Chicken and Black-and-Blue Mahimahi. Cost is $25.

Anniversary dinner: Malani Bilyeu, of Kalapana, and other musicians who've played the Chart House will entertain, May 27. Radio hosts Lanai and Augie will emcee. Buffet dinner includes poke bar, carving and sauté stations, wine and martini bars. Cost is $65 a ticket, partly to benefit the Hawaii Literacy Foundation.

Dinner and wine

The Bay Club at Kapalua Bay Hotel & Ocean Villas on Maui is hosting a series of Winemaker's Dinners, featuring the menus of the hotel's new executive chef, Noah Bekofsky.

Bekofsky, comes to the hotel from his native Oregon, where he most recently served as chef of the Westin Salisham Lodge and Golf Resort.

Wineries to be featured are Ferrari-Carano (May 23), Chalkhill (June 6), Robert Mondavi (July 12), Italian wineries (Aug. 29), Louis Latour (Sept. 26), Gallo single vineyards (Oct. 24) and Joseph Phelps (Nov. 9).

Costs will vary. Call 808-669-8008.

Poke festival

Restaurants, fish markets and grocery stores will compete to make the best poke at the Coors Light Honolulu Poke Festival, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ward Warehouse. Vote along with the judges in categories including shoyu, spicy, cooked, tako and salmon. Admission is $3, with scrip sold for poke samples. Part of the proceeds will go to the Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network. Amateur contestants are invited. Call 548-2555 or e-mail to participate.

Academy of Arts show

The Honolulu Academy of Arts exhibits Kapulani Landgraf's photographic collages and mixed media installations in "ku'u ewe, ku'u iwi, ku'u koko/my umbilical cord, my bones, my blood." The show opens Thursday and runs through Sept 21. The academy, open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, is located at 900 S. Beretania St. Admission is $7 general, $4 for seniors, students and military, and free to children 12 and under. Call 532-8700.

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