Taste of the Island Bistro Extended



Chef Chai Chaowasaree.
Photo: Courtesy of
Watermark publishing.

Beef tenderloin wellington.
Photo CoURTESY OF Hawaii Food & Wine Paradise

Chai’s Island Bistro Hale Aina Award-winning Island chef/owner Chai Chaowasaree has brought back his special five course prix fixe menu celebrating his cookbook, The Island Bistro Cookbook.

The special Tastes from The Island Bistro Cookbook menu is available now through the end of the year at Chai’s Island Bistro at Aloha Tower. A complimentary copy of The Island Bistro Cookbook is Chef Chai’s gift to diners when a party of two or more order this menu.

Chef Chai’s Signature Combination Appetizer Platter featuring Kataifi & Macadamia Nut-Crusted Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns, Alaskan King Crab Cake and Fresh ‘Ahi Katsu

Fresh Aloun Farms ‘Ewa Sweet Corn Chowder with Purple Okinawan Sweet Potato

Smoked Duck Breast Carpaccio Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette, Tear Drop Tomatoes, Lotus Root Chips and Candied Walnuts

Deconstructed Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin Wellington with Mushroom Foie Gras Puff, Baby Vegetables, Fire Roasted Chestnut and Taro Stuffing

Chef Chai’s Signature Dessert Sampler

The 5-course dinner is available for $60.00 per person.

For reservations, call 808-585-0011.

Photo courtesy of Watermark Publishing.

The Island Bistro Cookbook is a collection of more than 90 recipes from Chaowasaree’s award-winning Honolulu restaurants, Chai’s Island Bistro and Singha Thai Cuisine.

A prominent figure in Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine, Chef Chai is a founder of Hawaiian Island Chefs, the organization promoting homegrown agriculture and aquaculture. He hosts the popular television cooking program “Dining Out with Chai” and has earned numerous culinary honors, including the America’s Top Tables award from Gourmet magazine.

In The Island Bistro Cookbook, Chaowasaree captures both the contemporary ambience of his restaurants and the spirit behind his distinctive style of fusion cuisine. From Eggplant Souffle to Crème Brûée, the dishes in this lavish, hardcover volume are simple yet elegant—equally at home in a tropical bistro or on the reader’s dinner table.

The Island Bistro Cookbook is retail priced at $32.50 at bookstores, Chai’s Island Bistro, and other retail outlets from Watermark Publishing.