Side Orders • July 21, 2016
ISLAND LIFESTYLE. . . Sit back, relax and enjoy the island lifestyle during Aloha Hour at Duke’s Beach House in Kaanapali. A new food menu along with drink specials and live entertainment make it happening from 3 to 5 p.m. daily.
Grab a bite of buffalo-chicken deviled eggs made with Lahaina farmed eggs, all natural Jidori chicken, blue-cheese crumbles and green onions in spicy sauce; blackened fish sliders made with fresh catch, cabbage-vegetable slaw and aioli; and shrimp gazpacho.
Aloha Hour drink specials include draft beers for $4 to $6, barrel-to-glass wines for $6 to $7 and select tropical drinks for $6. Entertainment ranges from Kealii Lum to Ben DeLeon to Garrett Probst and Danyel Alana with monthly performances by Henry Kapono.
Maui’s own Roselani Ice Cream has just released the new Kula Strawberry Shortcake premium vanilla ice cream with fresh berry sauce made by Jan Yokoyama of Maui Upcountry Jams & Jellies.
Get the new flavor in 3-gallon tubs at the Wailuku factory and in individual servings at Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui Tropical Plantation, Banyan Treats, Hula Cookies and Kobe Steakhouse.
“We make every effort to support local agriculture,” says Roselani’s own third-generation ice cream maker Cathy Nobriga Kim.
The eye-opening film “Cowspiracy” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Sprecklesville. “It’s a groundbreaking environmental film that environmental organizations don’t want you to see,” says Jerome Kellner.
“ ‘Cowspiracy’ may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet,” says Louie Psihoyos, the Oscar-winning director of “The Cove” about dolphin plunder in Japan. It’s free and open to the public. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-2790.
Spago Maui at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea will present a farm-to-table event anytime from 5:30 to 10 p.m Friday, July 29, in collaboration with Michael McCoy of Aina Lani Farms of Kula.
Enjoy a selection of pupus followed by a special five-course tasting menu by Chef Cameron Lewark with fresh produce from the farm. Tickets are $110 per person (not including beverage, tax or gratuity) and an optional wine pairing is available for $65 per person. For reservations, you may call 879-2999.
Maui Calls is Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s annual signature fundraising gala and it is fast approaching on Aug. 19. Flower lei will waft throughout the Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater and there will be gourmet pupu created by Maui’s award-winning chefs, fine wine tasting from world-renowned vineyards, live entertainment and much more.
Alan Jahns of Paradise Beverages will once again bring in wineries such as famous standbys of Duckhorn, Babich and Signorello along with newcomers Lynmar Estate, Rudi Wiest and Chehalem. Eric Faivre of Aqua Resort will be food chairman again and new restaurants will include new Fork & Salad at Azeka Mauka and Shearwater Tavern gastro pub by D.K. Kodama of Sansei set to open later this year next to Fork & Salad.
Individual tickets start at $175 and tables of 10 are $1,950 and up. For more details, call 243-4225 or email email@example.com.
Relish Oceanside at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali recently launched smooth jazz and a fine wine and tapa program in the bar. Sip Col d’Orcia and Brunello di Montalcino wines from Italy while enjoying togarashi opah; garlic prawns; pork belly on buns; and bone-in ribeye seared to perfect doneness.
The Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will present a Plantation Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Kahului. Cultural booths about sugarcane will be complemented by ethnic foods booths and a fashion show. Eat Puerto Rican pork empanadas, Portuguese sausage hot dogs, Korean kim chee and spicy beef and more.