Upcoming food events: Joy of Sake, Kahala celebrates Julia Child's 100th birthday

Courtesy of Joy of Sake

At the Scherrer Winery Dinner at D.K. Steak House, meet winemaker Fred Scherrer and enjoy his wines paired with four courses, including a bacon-wrapped opakapaka roulade with a 2006 Scherrer Chardonnay "Helfer Vineyard" and strip loin with housemade egg pasta, paired with a 2007 Scherrer Zinfandel "Old and Mature Vines."
$73 with wine, 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 931-6280 for reservations

Plumeria Beach House at the Kahala is throwing a Fourth of July BBQ, firing up the grills for hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and short ribs. Expect fixin's such as baked beans, pineapple coleslaw, corn on the cob and tater tots. Dessert will include apple pie, red velvet cupcakes and s'mores.
$49 adults/$22 children, 739-8760

In August, the Kahala celebrates Julia Child's 100th birthday with a series of dinners (with the premiere event benefiting the James Beard Foundation and featuring a "surprise French chef"), French cooking classes, and special menus in all its restaurants, including Better with Butter breakfast buffets and afternoon tea, and a late night Parisian Pleasures menu in The Veranda lounge.
More details on the events at kahalaresort.com/events/index.cfm

The Joy of Sake returns July 20, this time in a new venue, the Pier 2 Cruise Terminal, hopefully lessening the crush of the sake-thirsty crowd. This event, the largest sake tasting held outside of Japan, will offer over 300 sakes as well as tastings from Hawaii restaurants.
$80 in advance/$90 at the door, Friday, July 20, from 6:30 – 9 p.m., joyofsake.com