Julia Child said it best: “Life itself is the proper binge.”
So in honor of the award-winning chef’s 100th birthday anniversary, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is hosting a month-long series of culinary events, dinners and a la carte menu items made from the recipes in Child’s famous cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” in August.
(Dante Camara, shown above, coordinated this culinary series for the hotel.)
• James Beard Foundation Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, Maile Ballroom. This gourmet French dinner, featuring regional Hawaii chefs and a surprise French chef, will benefit the James Beard Foundation and showcase the best of Hawaii’s farm-to-table homegrown ingredients. Cost is $275 per person before July 1, $325 after July 1.
• The Kahala Wine & Food Festival: A Celebration of France, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The hotel’s annual wine and food festival will pair its award-winning vintners from California with a special nod to the French art of winemaking. Cost is $100, $150 with VIP entry, $125 at the door.
• Universite Pattisserie — Better with Butter, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4, 11 and 25, The Veranda. This two-hour culinary journey takes you to France for a cooking demonstration featuring “Better with Butter” French pastries, desserts and braising and basting cooking techniques, followed by high tea. Cost is $85 per person.
For more information about these and other events, call (808) 739-8760.