[ VALENTINE'S EVENTS ]
Events and special dinners lead up to Valentine's Day, Feb. 14
"Augz & Kisses": Augie T.'s Valentine Alii Kai Dinner Cruise includes buffet dinner and a comedy show. Board at 5 p.m.; return at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 14. Cost is $50. Call 539-9400, ext. 5 and ask for Augie T. cruise.
"Exploration in Chocolate": Spa packages for couples includes side-by-side massages and a pot of chocolate scrub to take home; Mandara Spa, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Cost is $450, with 10 percent kamaainas discount in February. Call 945-7721.
Honolulu Rose Society Show and Sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11, Windward mall Center Court.
Singing Valentines: Singers from Sounds of Aloha Chorus will deliver greetings from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 14; and for special events on Feb. 11 and 12. Cost is $50, including two romantic songs, a silk rose or balloon and a personalized valentine. Evening delivery to Waikiki, $75. Call 944-3773 or 262-SONG.
Sweetheart Cruise: Sunset dinner cruise on Star of Honolulu, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Includes window table, photograph and bottle of champagne. Call 983-7827. Kamaaiana and military rates start at $77.55.
Sweet Kiss Giveaways: Collect receipts totaling $40 or more in a day from Pearlridge Center merchants and receive a giant Hershey chocolate kiss; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Uptown and Downtown Center Courts, while supplies last. Some kisses will include prizes such as gift certificates, jewelry, beauty packages and sweets.
What A Girl Really Wants: Sign up for the Valentine's Day gift registry program, Saturday and Sunday, Kahala Mall. Drop registry cards off at Center Court to be mailed to your significant other. Also, receive a Kahala Mall key ring for spending $75 or more in the mall in a day. On Feb. 11 and 12, those men can return with the registry cards for help making selections and complimentary gift wrap.
Specials are for Feb. 14 only, unless otherwise noted:
Alan Wong's Restaurant: Five-course dinner includes entrée choices of ginger-crusted onaga, beef duo with garlic beef tenderloin and short rib won ton or slow poached chicken breast. Cost is $85. Desserts include Chocoltate Lovers Dreams, Tropical Paradise Cakes or Sweetheart Couple's Delight, a chocolate fondue. Call 949-2526.
Auntie Pasto's: Special menu items include fresh-shucked oysters on the half-shell and dungeness crab risotto at both Beretania Street and in Kunia locations, Feb. 9 to 14. Call 523-8855 (downtown) or 680-0005 (Kunia).
Bali by the Sea: Five-course dinner offers a choice of onaga, pan-roasted five-spice duck or a 2-pound poached lobster. Dessert is a Decadence Trio of passion fruit creme brulée, rasberry charlotte and bittersweet mousse. Cost is $89. Call 949-4321, ext. 29.
Chef Mavro: Six-course dinner served Feb. 11 to 14 features salad of sautéed fois gras, Pacific oysters, Keahole lobster "a la coque," roasted lamb chateau, goat cheese tatin and chocolate marquise. Cost is $102; $148 with wine pairings. A four-course dinner with seared bigeye ahi, onaga, coriander-crusted striplion and lilikoi malasadas costs $73; $116 with wines. Call 944-4714.
Compadres: A special dinner for two is being offered for the month. Entrée choices include sautéed chicken breasts with chipolte chile sauce, lamb shank birria in a rustic red sauce, lobster enchilada. Appetizer choices are fried oysters or prawn fiesta salad. Dessert choices are strawberry fried ice cream or cheesecake with strawberries and chocolate. Cost is $29.99. Call 591-8307.
d.k. Steakhouse: Appetizer choices areoysters "3 ways," escargot or blue crab-stuffed artichokes. Entrée choices include seared prime rib, kiawe-smoked stuffed chicken breast, seafood cioppino or blackened salmon. Cost is $50. Call 931-6280.
Don Ho's Island Grill: Menu includes choice of Caesar salad or shrimp bisque; fresh ahi ceviche on won ton chips or escargot pasta; roasted garlic chicken, surf and turf or seafood pasta. Dessert is brownie ala mode. Cost is $35. Call 528-0807.
Golden Dragon: Menu includes Peking scallops, sesame beef tenderloin, walnut shrimp, duck fried rice and lobster and chicken in a taro basket. Cost is $58. Call 949-4321, ext. 29.
Hirsohi Eurasion Tapas: Menu includes babu arae shrimp and peppered shrimp, crab and shitake mushroom cannelloni and kalbi marinated black cod, followed by entrée of steamed onaga or pan-roasted filet mignon. Dessert is chocolate cannelloni. Served 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $47; or $67 with wine pairings. Call 533-447.
Pikake Terrace, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani: Buffet dinner, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., includes steamed crab legs, seafood potpourri, Moroccan chicken breast, poke, ice cream flambé station. Cost is $36.50; $18.25 for children. Also, live entertainment at Lava Rock Stage, 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. Call 921-4600.
Rainbow Lanai, Hilton Hawaiian Village: Dinner buffet features New York strip, smoked pork loin, grilled London broil, Hawaiian seafood newburg, chicken stuffed with mango chutney and snow crab-crusted mahi mahi. Cost is $40. Call 949-4321, ext. 29.
Surfing Goat Dairy, Maui: Entrées include salmon, lamb chops and tandoori chicken; 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12 and 14. Bring your own wine or beer. Cost is $59. Call 808-878-2870 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tiki's Grill & Bar: The prix fixe menu available Feb. 11 through Feb. 14. Menu includes choice of a Waimanalo greens salad or seafood chowder, and appetizer of coconut shrimp or kalua pork and boursin cheese in phyllo pastry. Entrée options include grilled rack of lamb; lemongrass-scallion-crusted opakapaka or an 'alaea-seasoned Angus ribeye. Dessert is a Love Boat -- a chocolate boat layered with cake, strawberry cream and chocolate mousse. Entertainment by Ka'ala Boys, Vaihi and Na Hoa. Cost is $37.50 Call 923 TIKI (8454).
Village Steak and Seafood Restaurant: Entrée choices include roasted prime rib, half a Maine lobster, or filet mignon. Cost is $62.50. Call 949-4321, ext. 29.