Benefit will open Sansei on Big Isle
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar opens at the Big Island's Waikoloa Beach Resort next Sunday with a benefit event for Hawaii Island United Way.
Sansei specialties -- and those of guest chef Jackie Lau of Roy's restaurants -- will be served at tasting stations throughout the restaurant, along with wines, beers and sake. Cost is $100. Call Hawaii United Way, (808) 935-6393.
The restaurant, at Queens' MarketPlace, opens to the public the next day, offering a menu concept new to the Sansei chain: Diners will be able to mix and match from Sansei's neo-Japanese specialties and the dry-aged steaks of d.k steakhouse. Both restaurants are owned by chef D.K. Kodama.
The Waikoloa location will be the largest of Kodama's four restaurants, with seating for more than 200 and a 28-seat private dining area.
COURTESY SANSEI RESTAURANTS
An artist's rendering shows the inside of the new Sansei restaurant at the Big Island's Waikoloa, to open next week.
Dinner showcases dairy's goat cheese
Hawaiian Island Goat Dairy is the guest of honor at the next Farmer Series Dinner, Feb. 25 at Alan Wong's King Street restaurant.
Goat cheese from Dick and Heather Threllfall's dairy will be featured in a four-course dinner, with wine pairings.
The menu: Goat Cheese Trio (with Bert Simon Riesling Kabinett 1998), Kona Lobster with Cauliflower Supreme Sauce (Chateau Dí'pire Savennieres 2005), Goat Cheese and Lamb (Whitcraft Pinot Noir 2005) and Strawberry Romanoff (Kline Constantia Estate Wine 2002).
Seatings are from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $75, $105 with wines. Call 949-2526.
3660 on the Rise:
Chefs Russell Siu and Lydell Leong host a "Chef's Table" dinner, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Guests are invited to bring their own wines to pair with the night's dishes. Cost is $75; no corkage fee. Call 737-1177.
The Willows: Beers from Chimay and G. Schneider & Sohn will be featured at a beer-tasting dinner, 6 p.m. Friday. Dan Frengs, California regional sales manager from Manneken-Brussel Imports, will introduce each beer. Chef Jay Matsukawa's menu: Wiener Schnitzel, 5 Day Sauerbraten & Poutine, Pepper-Crusted Duck Breast, Grilled Bratwurst & Potato Dumplings and Banana & Chocolate Cake. Cost is $65, $55 for Beer Club members. Call 952-9200.