[ RESTAURANT REPORT ]
Dining around the islands
Seven days from now it will be Mother's Day. And sure, Mom is saying you shouldn't make a fuss, but here's the thing: Don't believe her. You, your dad, your siblings or whoever the responsible party is in your extended family had better get cracking. Restaurants book up fast.
All these specials are for Mother's Day only, unless otherwise noted:
Auntie Pasto's: Specials Friday through next Sunday include Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops ($18.95) and Jumbo Scallops and Shrimp with Risotto ($21.95). Complimentary pumpkin tiramisu for moms on Mother's Day only. Call 523-8855 (Beretania) or 739-CIAO (Kapahulu).
Brew Moon: Three-course brunch includes salad of Tomato-Bermuda Onion or Gorgonzola, Walnut and Romaine; entree of Eggs Benedict "Local Style," Eggs Sardou, Black Hole Lager Roasted Pork Loin, Kalbi-Marinated Top Sirloin or BBQ Grilled Salmon; dessert of Strawberry Crepes or Warm Bread Pudding. Cost is $20. Call 593-0088.
Dixie Grill: Jazz brunch menu includes Eggs Sardou ($8.50), Smoke House Scramble ($6.50), New York Steak and Eggs ($9.75), Blueberry French Toast ($7.25). Complimentary glass of champagne included. Entertainment by J.P. Smoketrain and Dominic Leonard at Ward Avenue; Chris Vandercook Trio at Aiea. Call 596-8359 (Ward) or 485-CRAB (Aiea).
Hilton Hawaiian Village: Rainbow Lanai buffets for brunch ($34.50, $18.25 children) and dinner ($39, $19.50 children). Golden Dragon nine-course menu featuring Curried Lobster with Fried Haupia ($45, $22 children). Village Steak and Seafood three-course dinner features entree choice of chicken and prawns, snapper or prime rib ($5, $22 children). Call 949-4321.
Ihilani Resort and Spa: Ocean Ballroom champagne brunch buffet includes chilled seafood station, omelets, Pulehu Island Chicken, Jerk-Spiced Pork Loin, Kiawe-Grilled Baby Back Ribs, leg of lamb. Cost is $39.50, $44.50 with champagne, $19.75 children. Call 679-0079.
Kuhio Beach Grill: Brunch buffet includes snow crab legs, ham, prime rib, dim sum, waffle and omelet stations. Cost is $30. Call 921-5171.
L'Uraku: Four-course lunch includes Steamed Shrimp Mousse, Ahi Nicoise Salad and entree choice of Crab-Stuffed Mahimahi ($26), Soy Steamed Veal Cheeks ($25) or Grilled Marinated Salmon ($24), plus Hawaiian Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta for dessert. Four-course dinner includes Poached Moi & Manila Clams and entree choice of Pan Roasted Salmon ($43), Shrimp & Scallop ($45), Petite Filet Mignon ($44), plus dessert. Call 955-0552.
Michel's: Three-course brunch begins with several soup or salad choices, followed by entree choices including of Belgian Waffle ($24), Michel's House-Smoked Salmon ($28), Eggs Benedict with Crab ($32), Main Lobster Salad ($36). Dessert choices are Pineapple Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Creme Caramel or Chocolate Mascarpone. Keiki menu available for $14. Call 923-6552.
Ohana Reef Towers: Frank De Lima performs in the Palace Showroom for lunch and dinner. Lunch buffet includes carved Baron of Beef, Seafood Newberg, salad and dessert stations. Dinner buffet includes prime rib, mahimahi, salads and desserts. Cost is $40, $25 children. Call 923-SHOW.
Roy's Hawaii Kai: Three-course brunch includes dim-sum appetizer plate plus salad or granola/fruit bowl, followed by entree choices that include Hawaiian Sweet Bread French Toast ($16), Crab Cake Benedict ($25), Beef Enchilada Omelette ($20), Kiawe-Grilled Loco Moco ($16), Honey-Mustard-Crusted Grilled Corned Beef ($18), Porcini-Dusted Papio ($25). Keiki menu, $7 to $10. Call 396-7697.
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar: Dinner buffet Saturday; brunch and dinner buffets on Mother's Day. Menu includes sushi, sashimi and omelets; sauté station with prawns, osso buco, seared hamachi, prawns and scallops; cold seafoods and salads. Cost is $38, $19.50 children.
Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel: Banyan Veranda Mother and Daughter Afternoon Tea, Saturday, with entertainment by George Street and a Princess Kaiulani Fashions fashion show ($28.50). Mother's Day Eve four-course dinner Saturday, with music by Ginny Tiu and Johnny Valentine ($42). Mother's Day four-course dinner ($42). Call 922-3111. Special $50 room rate also offered; call 922-4422.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel: Pikake Terrace Brunch buffet ($29.50) and buffet dinner with Pulehu-Style Beef Steaks and Baked Lobster Tail ($32.50). Call 922-5811. Special $50 room rate also offered; call 922-4422.
Sergio's: Three-course dinner includes appetizer of Roasted Corn and Yukon Potato Soup or Mesclun Greens Salad. Entree choices: Sautéed Chicken Breast with Prosciutto ($24.50), Honey-Thyme-Glazed Salmon ($29.50), filet mignon ($34.50) or Pasta Primavera ($16.95). Dessert is strawberry shortcake. The same items, except the filet mignon, will be offered at lunch ala carte. Keiki menu, $6.95. Call 951-6900.
3660 on the Rise: Brunch includes omelet, Caesar salad and prime rib stations; oysters on the half shell, smoked salmon, bagels, Turkey Scallopine, Lomi Tomato Crabmeat Salad, Braised Veal with Exotic Mushrooms and Herbs. Cost is $32.50, $16 children. Call 737-1177.
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