More Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner options in Honolulu


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Onaga carpaccio, part of Bernini's Christmas dinner

Courtesy of Bernini

Still haven't made reservations for Christmas? Here are some late additions to a previous post on Christmas brunch and dinner options:

There's not a lot traditional about Bernini's Christmas dinner menu, but that could be the delicious appeal. Five courses start with a cucumber soup topped with steamed abalone and an onaga carpaccio stuffed with marinated eggplant and dressed with bottarga. For the primo piatto, choose from blue crab linguine in a tomato cream sauce or a turkey ragu risotto finished with truffle oil. The meat course is chicken wrapped in Savoy cabbage and topped with sautéed foie gras. For dessert: strawberry and champagne gelee set on a white chocolate mousse.
$85, menu offered 12/23 through 12/25, 591-8400

On Christmas Eve, BLT Steak serves a decadent three course prix fixe. To start: a choice of roasted, split bone marrow or a poached lobster tail. For entrees, options include a beef filet Rossini, topped with seared foie gras or a braised lamb shank. For sides, go with the braised oxtail risotto, but for dessert, you're on your own in the face of eggnog bread pudding, cranberry sorbet in a candy cane meringue basket, and chocolate mousse options.
$75, 683-7440

Among the restaurants at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tropics Bar and Grill offers oceanfront dining and a four course menu ($68) that begins with a Hamakua mushroom bisque and shrimp ceviche and includes seared kampachi or rib eye steak as an entree. At Bali Steak and Seafood, a four course prix fixe ($80) offers even more swank entree choices, including filet mignon, prime rib or Volcano Island honey sesame glazed goose.
Tropics Bar and Grill, 949-4321; Bali Steak and Seafood, 941-2254

 

 

 

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