'Committed' to dinner
Theater patrons headed to Manoa Valley Theatre to see "Fully Committed" are invited to dinner first, at a discount.
For the run of the show, Wednesday through Dec. 3, several restaurants have special offers in place for those holding tickets or ticket stubs to "Fully Committed." They include a percentage off a meal, or a free appetizer or dessert (except on Thanksgiving Day).
The one-man comedy stars Greg Howell as the harried reservations clerk at a trendy Manhattan restaurant.
Participating restaurants: Sam Choy's Diamond Head, 3660 on the Rise, Spices, Compadres Bar & Grill, Big City Diner (all locations), Sweet Basil (Manoa Marketplace), Romano's Macaroni Grill and Auntie Pasto's (both locations).
For ticket information or details on the restaurant offers, call 988-6131 visit www.manoavalleytheatre.com.
COURTESY MANOA VALLEY THEATRE
Greg Howell stars in "Fully Committed."
Fine, fine wine
"The Best of Bordeaux" at the Bistro at Century Center is not for the meek of pocketbook. Cost per person is $1,500 for the 6:30 p.m. wine tasting on Nov. 27.
What do you get for that? Pours of the 1999 Louis Roederer Cristal (served with Salmon Tartare on Toast), 1986 Chateau Latour (with Sweetbreads en Croute), 1976 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (with Cassoulet of Preserved Duck and Veal), 1995 Chateau Haut-Brion (with Rabbit Fricasee), 1990 Chateau Magaux (with Tatin of Foie Gras), 1986 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild (with Entrecote A L'Bordelaise), 1982 Chateau Leoville-las-Cases (with cheese platter) and Louis XIII (with truffles and coffee).
Call 943-6500 or 258-0721.
The third Thursday of November approaches, so it's time to think beaujolais.
The release of the young, fruity beaujolais nouveau is celebrated by wine cognoscente worldwide, so why not here?
Indigo Eurasion Cuisine and neighboring Brasserie du Vin mark the occasion together all night Thursday with a "martini-style" beaujolais party. Georges Duboeuf's newest Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau will be served in large martini glasses for $3.50.
Call 521-2900 or 545-1115.
If traditional wines are not your thing, perhaps sake? Musashi Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki offers an Autumn Sake Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, with five courses, each paired with a sake.
The sakes include two gold-medal winners from the 2006 U.S. National Sake Appraisal: Dewazakura "Oka Yamadanishiki" and Masumi "Yumedono."
The menu includes Salt-Water Eel with Roulade of Gobo, Matsutake Mushroom Soup, and an entree of New York Strip steak and King Crab Leg.
Kamaaina cost is $65. Call 923-1234.
Hello to Moe's
Moe's Southwest Grill has opened its first Hawaii location, at Pearlridge Center, with a menu of burritos, quesadillas and fajitas.
Owners Patrick Rinn and Travis Wailehua have brought the franchise to Honolulu.
Moe's specialties are made with a choice of chicken, steak, ground beef, tofu or all-veggie.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 488-MOES.
Shanghai Bistro's monthly cooking class takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 with chef Chih-Chieh Chang demonstrating his Thanksgiving suggestions: Red Wine Roasted Turkey and French Style Crispy Pumpkin Roll.
Albert Cabatingan of Better Brands also will present a tasting of wines for Thanksgiving, including Korbel Brut Champagne, Mark West Chardonnay, Castle Rock Pinot Noir and Jekel Riesling.
Cost is $35, which includes brunch. Call 955-8668.