Valentine's Day Specials
Got your reservations yet? See what's happening with these Hale Aina Award-winning restaurants on Valentine's Day.
If you haven’t already, the time is now to make your Valentine’s Day reservations! Some of our HONOLULU Magazine Hale Aina Award-winning restaurants have passed along some information about special events and menu offerings they will have for February 14 occassion.
Brasserie Du Vin will offer its unique setting as the venue for a nice and intimate Valentine’s Day dinner. Guests may order off the a la carte menu or choose Chef Scott Nelson’s special menu ($40 plus tax and gratuity). Du Vin’s special menu includes a marinated artichokes and roasted bell peppers salad, your choice of an olive oil poached Chilean sea bass with French lentils and roasted alii mushrooms or a slow roasted print rib with steak fries. Also enjoy a flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis and crème anglaise for dessert. Top it off with a glass of one of the champagne or wines on special. Options include the ever seductive, ever classic Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé, something sweet like the light, fizzy Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato from Australia or for Pinot lovers, the Cordoníu Pinot Noir Cava from Spain will be on special for just $9 a glass. Call 808-545-1115 to reserve your table.
Chef Keith Endo is planning a special menu at VINO Italian Tapas and Wine Bar. The menu features a chilled Waialua asparagus soup with grilled kona maine lobster, Danjou pear and gorgonzola dolce latte salad, jumbo lump crab and shrimp ravioli, red wine raised veal short ribs and a Kula strawberry panna cotta . This special dinner is available for $55 food only or $75 with wine pairing (tax and gratuity not included). By reservations only, starting at 5 p.m. Call 808-533-4476 for more information.
Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas chef Hiroshi Fukui’s Happy Valentine’s Day menu will offer a choice between an oven-roasted Chilean sea bass and a Maui Cattle meat loaf as your main course. The rest of the menu includesa salmon salmon salmon starter, shrimp & mushroom dusted scallop, sous vide of Kona cold lobster tail and a sweet finish with a Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate strawberry & chocolate mousse in chocolate cup with shaved white chocolate & chocolate sorbet. The dinner is $59 with the sea bass or $57 with the meat loaf and is available by reservations ONLY, starting at 5:00 p.m. For reservations or more information, call 808-533-4476.
Throughout the Valentine’s day weekend, Tiki’s Bar and Grill executive chef Kapo Kealoha invites you to sample the flavors of 3 local items from 3 Hawaiian islands. This special menu will be added in addition to the full menu from Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15 and is available after 4 p.m.The Valentine’s Weekend menu features a Kamuela vine ripe tomato and buffalo mozarella salad, blackened Kulana Filet Mignon from the Big Island and king crab legs served with Chef’s mac and cheese and a house-made chocolate truffle with Framboise De Maui – raspberry wine. Available for $45 per guest plus tax & tip or with wine or beer pairings for each course for $12 per guest. Each night will feature local artists to entertain couples with contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music. A photographer will be on hand to take photos of all couples. Photos will be emailed to the couples for no charge. For reservations, please call 808-923-Tiki (8458).
Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel and Resort is offering a special prix fixe menu to get you In The Mood. It’s a five-course set menu focused on aphrodisiac ingredients, including an oyster trio; a bouillabaisse with clams, mussels, kampachi, and spicy chile basil; rosemary risotto, spicy Italian sausage, carta fata; pine nut crusted tenderloin of beef, grilled main lobster, asparagus, and honey potato pie; white and milk chocolate fondue. All served with a complimentary glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne for $90 per person. The In The Mood menu will be available from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and is available from February 10 – March 16. For dining reservations at the Kahala Hotel, call 808-739-8760.
All three of the Hale Aina Award-winning restaurants at Halekulani will be offering sweet and savory dining experiences for Valentine’s Day 2009
At House Without a Key, they’ll be offering a three course menu for $38 per person featuring a roasted tomato bisque, tourendos of beef tenderloin and a Big Island vanilla pannacotta.
Orchids will be offering two special menus, "Love" and "Lust." The “Love” menu will consist of a hearts of palm, shrimp and asparagus salad, pan seared foie gras, a lobster crusted onaga fillet, and a passion fruit chiboust, with raspberry sorbet and white chocolate crisp mignardises for dessert. While the “Lust” menu includes shaved prosciutto, Waiaula asparagus, Cardamom lemon curd, five spiced scallops, Kurobuda pork roasted veal loin, and the passion fruit chiboust for dessert. Both menus are available for $75 per person.
At La Mer, chef Yves has prepared a fresh salad with hearts of Palm, thinly sliced Serrano ham and cantaloupe in Port vinaigrette timbale of sweetbread and lobster à la king with a truffle consommé en croûte, certified Angus beef with chanterelles, a fruit sablé on pistachio sabayon, with bitter chocolate ice cream and Mignardises and Chocolates La Mer. Available for $98 per person.
Halekulani will also be presenting two specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails available in each restaurant. They are a Moulin Rouge ($16) with champagne, chambord and Canton liquer and a Seductive Sparkler ($12) with prosecco and pomegranate. Call 808-923-2311 for dining reservations at either of those three restaurants.
Alan Wong’s Restaurant will host its special Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14, 2009. The a la carte menu will not be available on these two days. The First Course is a SEAFOOD FANTASY with Abalone, Lobster, Butterfish, Ahi and Kona Kampachi. The Second Course is a vanilla butter poached lobster and seared day boat scallop. Then get your choice of one entree: ginger crusted onaga, steamed moi, rosemary oil poached Maui Cattle Company beef striploin or a red wine slow braised short rib. Then finish with either a Kula strawberry shortcake or a Waialua chocolate milkshake…"For Adults Only". The Prix Fixe dinner is available for $85.00 per person or with wine pairings for $125.00 per person. Call 949-2526 for reservations.
Over at The Pineapple Room, the prix fixe meal will start with "Champagne and Oysters" with a glass of Rugerri Prosecco Sparkling, Extra Dry and a Rappahannock River oyster and finish with either a dark chocolate decadence cake or Hawaiian vanilla poached pear and "Japanese Style" raspberry cheesecake. In between these two courses you’ll have your choices of Wailea Agriculture Big Island heart of palm soup, American Paddlefish caviar or Hamakua Springs heirloom tomato salad. And for the entrée course: a pan steamed Onaga "Chinese Style", roasted Kurobuta Pork Loin, "Cioppino Style" Bowl of Shellfish (Kona Lobster, Onaga, Shrimp andClams) or a Kiawe grilled beef tenderloin. Available for $65.00 per person on the February 14. No a la carte menu available. Menu subject to change based on product availability. Reservations taken from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. For details or to make reservations, please call 808-945-6573.
Both Alan Wong’s Restaurant and The Pineapple Room will be featuring a "Forbidden Fruit" specialty cocktail available with the Valentine’s Day menus. It’s a mimosa style cocktail of sparkling Brachetto D’Acqui and a fresh berry medley with organic Acai.
Formaggio Grill will feature a four course dinner for Valentine’s Day with a lot of options. Available on Saturday, February 14 from 4 to 10 p.m. for $59 per person. Start with a trio of appetizers with your choice of any 3 items from: honey-lime cured hamachi, chilled washington oysters, oven roasted escargot kiss, exotic spiced crabcake and forbidden wild mushroom pouch. Then move to a soup or salad with your choice between a grilled asparagus bouquet, carponata stuffed artichoke heart, venus caulliflower bisque or lobster lover’s bisque. For your entree, choose between a petite fillet & braised kobe shortribs, butter poached lobster tail & Ostera caviar or seared diver scallops & bluefin tuna. Finally, enjoy a sweet ending with your choice of chocolate fondu, sugar coated strawberries or a shot of love. For more information, call 808-263-2633.