Vino Hosts Artisanal Breadmaker Chris Miura, More

Vino Hosts Artisanal Breadmaker Chris Miura, More

One of Hawaii's two master sommeliers, Chuck Furuya, has asked me to share with readers of B on Hawaii a few upcoming events that culinary and grape enthusiasts won't want to miss. Furuya, as most of you know, is the brawn behind Little Vino at Restaurant Row in Honolulu. Wine tastings, food pairings and eclectic mixes of the two take place on a monthly basis at this location, which is intimate yet modern and airy.

On Saturday, August 5, Furuya hosts his friend Chris "the Breadmeister" Miura, for a first-come, first-served sampling of Chris' homemade baked goods. For those who don't know, Miura has been talked about around the islands in small circles for about a year. He is the infamous doctor who taught himself how to bake artisanal breads while his wife was pregnant and unable to hold down any food. When bread seemed to be the only solution, Miura built a wood-burning brick oven in his backyard, and took up full-time baking. His efforts have been graciously appreciated by hardly a few; and you have a chance on Aug. 5th. Don't miss it.

On Thursday, August 17, Furuya hosts his monthly "Communal Table" at 6 p.m. This event seats guests at a table of 12 to sample three new dishes plus a new (to his menu) dessert--all served family style. Furuya pops a few bottles of wine that match, and new friends are made over tasty treats and delightful wine. These tend to fill up fast, so call early for reservations. Price is $39 per person, plus tax and tip.

Call (808) 524-8466 for reservations or more information.