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Thursday, April 28, 2005
Remember MomMother's Day is May 8 -- two Sundays away. Don't think you can wait until the last minute to make plans. Restaurant reservations, especially, need to be made well in advance. So get to it. Here's a guide:
Cooking Demo: Plan a special dinner for Mom at home. Sous Chef Brandon Hamada of Alan Wong's Pineapple Room demonstrates how to prepare several dishes for Mother's day, at noon at Macy's Ala Moana in the demonstration kitchen on the fourth floor. Mark Shishido suggests wine pairings. Free. Call 945-5894.
Beachside Café, Sheraton Moana Surfrider: Lunch buffet includes steamed snapper, seafood and clam medley, bouillabaisse, cheese blintzes and eggs Benedict. Cost is $34.50, $18 children. Dinner buffet features, crab legs, salmon and clams in curry sauce, linguine with Westphalian ham. Dinner buffet cost is $41.95, $21 children. Both buffets include prime rib carving station plus soup, salad, cold platter and dessert stations. Call 931-8383.
D.K. Steakhouse: Brunch includes entrees of New York steak and eggs, crab Oscar, eggs Benedict, shrimp scampi, omelets and prime rib. Cost is $32; keiki menu is $13.95. Three-course dinner menu built around entrees of rack of lamb, filet mignon with lobster, mixed seafood grill, mahimahi or prime rib. Cost is $48. Call 931-6280.
Golden Dragon, Hilton Hawaiian Village: Dinner menu includes Stuffed Quail with Shrimp Soup, Lobster Stir-Fried with Fresh Fruit and Crispy Walnuts, Imperial Peking Duck, Mandarin Creme Brulee, Haupia Azuki Bean Purse. Cost is $52.50, $26.50 children. Call 949-4321, ext. 29.
Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas: Four-course dinner menu features pan-roasted shrimp with shrimp flan, Dungeness crab salad and entree choice of bresaola-wrapped scallop, "bagged" salmon, pan-roasted butterfish or grilled rib-eye steak, plus dessert. Cost is $39 to $43, depending on entree choice. Call 533-4476.
Indigo Eurasian Bistro: Brunch includes dim sum and omelets; chilled items such as lemongrass-cured salmon gravlax, navel orange and carrot salad, crisp Blue Lake beans and steamed beets with feta. "Live" stations will serve chicken with peanut sauce, steak with black bean sauce, Uncle Tam's kalua roast pork and seared fish. Cost is $30, $18 children. Call 521-2900.
Koolau Golf Club: Buffet includes fish and tako poke, oysters and mussels on a half-shell, omelet station, lemongrass-crusted chicken, beef curry, blackened mahimahi and bread pudding. Entertainment by Kapena and Andy Bumatai. Two shows: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $45, $22.50 for ages 5 to 10. Call 236-4653, ext. 241.
L'Uraku: Four-course lunch includes panko moi filet, smoked salmon and cheese terrine, entree choice of braised pork cheeks, grilled rib-eye steak or pan-seared halibut puttanesca, plus dessert. Cost is $26 to $30, depending on entree choice. Four-course dinner includes pan-seared sea scallop, trio of tomato and dessert. Entree choices are same as lunch, minus the steak but including ocean-raised steamed moi and filet mignon. Cost is $40 to $45. Call 955-0552 for reservations.
Ocean Terrace, Sheraton Waikiki: Lunch buffet includes prime rib, ham and kalbi at the carving station, and entrees such as wok-seared shrimp and scallops, steamed sea bass and adobo-style chicken breast. Cost is $32.50, $18 children. Dinner features a seafood bar, garlic roast rack of lamb Provençal and Chinese roast duck at the carving station, crispy Kahuku shrimp and osso bucco. Cost is $37, $21 children. Both buffets include seafood bisque, salad and dessert stations. Strolling musicians will play Hawaiian music. Call 922-4422.
Padovani's: Three-course brunch, includes entree choices of pan-fried moi in merlot sauce, fricassee of chicken and endive, pan-fried John Dory with Provençal herbs and roasted Long Island duck breast and confit of duck leg. Cost is $29 or $45, depending menu choice. Call 946-3456.
Pikake Terrace, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani: Brunch buffet includes made-to-order omelet and waffle stations, eggs Benedict on smoked salmon, seafood potpourri and pulehu-style chicken. Cost is $38.50, 21.25 children. Dinner buffet includes pulehu-style steak, baked lobster tail, wasabi-ginger-rubbed mahimahi, shellfish potpourri Kaiulani, hoisin-glazed island pork. Cost is $38.50, $21.25 children. Both buffets include Hawaiian seafood chowder; salad, appetizer and ice cream flambé stations; carving station with prime rib; Hawaiian entertainment. Call 931-4667.
Rainbow Lanai, Hilton Hawaiian Village: Brunch buffet includes prime rib, steamed snow crab legs and omelet station. Cost is $38, $20.50 children. Call 949-4321, ext. 29.
Royal Hawaiian Hotel: Brunch buffets in the Monarch and Surf rooms include dim sum, carving station with turkey, prime rib and roast pig; omelet and cold seafood stations; cold entrees of beef Wellington, roast goose and milkfish; and hot dishes of pastrami eggs Benedict, garlic-chili prawns, herb salt-crusted lamb chops and braised soy-ginger pork spareribs. Desserts include chocolate-dipped strawberries. Cost is $55, $29 children. Call 931-8383 (Surf Room), 923-7311 (Monarch Room).
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar: Four-course dinner centers on entree choices of Dungeness and blue crab-stuffed opakapaka, Sansei's sushi dinner and broiled tenderloin with miso-marinated jumbo prawns. Cost is $40. Call 931-6286.
Tikis Grill and Bar: Brunch buffet includes honey glazed ham, seafood saffron paella, kalua pork and cabbage, an omelet station, smoked togarashi salmon, waffle station and a dessert bar. Served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $29.95, $12.95 for children ages 5 to 12. Call 923-8454.
Village Steak and Seafood, Hilton Hawaiian Village: Dinner includes salad bar and entree choice of prime rib, sautéed halibut or veal tenderloin with foie gras. Call 949-4321, ext. 29.