Food and dining events: Cash Mob Otto, Scotch dinner, and MAO Organic Farms annual fundraiser

Enjoy dinner and a movie with a side of flamenco at Doris Duke, support Leeward culinar arts at the L‘ulu Gala
Photo by David Croxford
Otto's Amazing Plain cheesecake

Cash Mob Otto Cake! Recently, drug dealers have assaulted and threatened Otto in front of his bakery (read more about this in managing editor Mike Keany's piece). Roy's Restaurants and the Social Wahines are organizing a Cash Mob (the opposite of a boycott) today to help support Otto.
Tuesday, May 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, 1160 Smith Street. For more information on the cash mob, visit

A cocktail dinner at SALT tonight features classic cocktails with a four course dinner. A beet salad accompanies a Negroni Sbagliato, a twist on the classic Negroni, swapping out gin for Prosecco. Another pairs an alligator fricasse with a Sazerac.
$75, Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m., 744-7567

Enjoy dinner and a movie, seasoned with fiery flamenco at Doris Duke Theatre. Prior to the evening screening of Flamenco, Flamenco, EAT Honolulu will provide a Latin-inspired buffet dinner accompanied by a live flamenco performance. Spanish wines available for purchase.
$40 museum member/$45 non-members, Saturday May 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., purchase tickets here.

Suport Leeward culinary arts at Leeward Community College by attending the L‘ulu gala, with chefs and farmers partnering up for the grazing event. Expect food by Alan Wong, Ama Ama at Aulani, Heeia Pier General Store and Deli, and Town.
$125, Saturday, May 5, 6 to 9 p.m. at Leeward Community College. For tickets: 455-0298 or

Imbibe and dine at Beachhouse at the Moana Surfrider's Scotch dinner. The five-course dinner features house cured salmon tartar paired with a Dalwhinnie 15 year, a roast duck breast alongside a Cragganmore 12 year, and finishes with a malassada bread pudding with a 12-year Cardu.
$85, Thursday, May 10, 6 p.m., email for reservations

This year, MAO Organic Farm's annual fundraiser is at the farm in Waianae. Arrive at 4 p.m. for the farm tour, then continue the night with cocktails, pupu and dinner by Town, starring MAO's organic produce, of course. Proceeds fund MAO's Youth Leadership Training program that puts young people from the Leeward community through college.
$150, Saturday, May 12, 4 to 8 p.m.,