Side Orders • April 19, 2018

At the Carden Jamboree last year in paniolo gear were Robin Kean (from left), John and Tammy Browning and Kristi Bendon. This year’s event will be Saturday Upcountry. Carden Academy photo

OUT AND ABOUT . . . The Carden Academy Upcountry will be galloping into the historic Haleakala Ranch Racetrack in Makawao from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday for its 18th annual Carden Jamboree. Put on your best Western get-up and saddle up to support Carden’s programs and aid tuition assistance for students.

“This paniolo-themed fundraiser features a barbecue dinner by Three’s Catering, live entertainment by The Country Knights, a live and silent auction and cowboy couture,” says school development person Rachel Barnard. “Fun continues with Dean Wong as the event’s MC, a pie-baking contest, a best-boots contest, carnival games, dancing and more.”

New this year, the event will be BYOB. “Mixers, bottle openers, glasses and ice will be provided for all guests, as will several beverage stations and a ‘Cooler Corral’ for storing everyone’s coolers nearby,” Barnard adds. Guests must be 21 and over. Tickets start at $125. Email

Kamehameha Schools annual Ho’olaule’a is coming up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the expansive campus in Pukalani.

“We are having numerous food trucks like Kalei’s, Fatt Chicks burgers and Al’s BBQ, not to mention our individual class food booths featuring our famous Hawaiian plate, poke bowl and chili/nachos,” says alumnus Linda Ayau. “We’ll have a delicious sweet shoppe; a wonderful country store with homemade goodies, plants and herbs; and a large crafters area.”

Chef Gevin Utrillo of Japengo at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali was filmed with host Lanai Tabura of “Cooking Hawaiian Style” last week. Tabura and the crew were on Maui to shoot 13 shows for season nine, which will start airing in June.

In Lahaina, Down the Hatch will come together with Spanky’s Riptide and The Dirty Monkey for the second Earth Day Scavenger Hunt benefiting the Honolua Bay clean-up. The hunt starts at 6 p.m. Sunday at Spanky’s in 505 Front Street. Open to those 21 and older, the hunt will lead participants around Lahaina businesses and historic sites using different clues. Cost of $100 per team goes to Honolua Bay cleanup efforts. Prizes will be awarded. For more details, contact

Mark your calendars for May 26, when Turf Meets Surf chef collaboration wine pairing dinner will tempt at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. Executive Chefs Lyndon Honda of the Sheraton and Tom Muromoto of Ka’anapali Beach Hotel will team to welcome Chefs Lino Oliveira and Christian Mena of Sabor restaurant in Edmonton, Canada, to share their passion for traditional Portuguese food.

“All four of the chefs will prepare dinner showcasing Portuguese food traditions, sustainable seafood and farm-raised produce and proteins,” explains Shelley Kekuna, executive director Kaanapali Beach Resort Association. Cost of $96 includes tip but not tax. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite. Honda and Muromoto will then appear at the fifth annual Sabor Seafood Festival in July in Edmonton.

* Got restaurant/dining-event scoop? Call Dining Editor Carla Tracy at 242-6342; or email