Taste and Fishcake each hosted an event this month. If those past events are any indication, don’t miss the ones coming up:
Past: High on the buzz meter these days is Taste, a pop-up venue and food hub, and no wonder: it’s a collaboration involving Mark Noguchi and the Eat the Street founders, some of the most beloved players in Honolulu’s food scene. Taste opened last Saturday, with The Pig and the Lady, Sean Priester and Noguchi serving unfussy, comforting bites like a beef stew, fried chicken and waffles, and a poached-egg topped salad with bacon vinaigrette. The knockout of the night: dessert, a “kulolo” panna cotta topped with apple bananas, cocoa nibs and lilikoi “caviar,” assembled by newcomer JJ Leng, a full-time pathologist, former line cook and pastry chef. You’ll hear more about her soon.
Upcoming: Food Network’s Leanne Wong and Noguchi are hosting a Pork Party. On the menu: Super Ramen, pork kimchi gyoza, Katsu King Sammie. Show up at six (they’re open until they sell out) with cash. More info:tastetable.com/calendars/porkpart/