Quick Bites: Kakaako Kitchen, Du Vin, more
Halekulani specials: The Halekulani Hotel celebrates fine dining and supports local culinary education with The Art of Food & Wine, offering special dinner menus created by executive chef Vikram Garg with pastry chef Mark Freischmidt at its restaurants and Lewers Lounge until Sept. 30, with the theme of “Sourcing Locally, Cooking Globally.” A percentage of sales will go to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.
House Without a Key has an Asian-influenced menu including Peking duck salad, seared ahi, Kauai shrimp tempura, Kahuku eggplant and miso nage for $45 ($65 with wine).
At Orchids, sample a Mediterranean-influenced menu including poached Kona lobster with hearts of palm carpaccio and cardamom lemon curd, $79 ($119 with wine).
Enjoy a French-influenced menu at La Mer, including Nicoise-style tuna with cucumber tagliatelle and Kona cold lobster with tarragon-flavored shellfish sauce, $120 ($180 with wine).
Pupu menu debut: Kakaako Kitchen, best known for its gourmet plate lunches, has debuted a new “Little Bites” pupu menu for customers who’d like to enjoy a BYOB (no corkage fee) pau hana on the Ward Centre restaurant’s lanai.
Available daily after 5 p.m. until closing time, the menu includes fried cheese sticks with house-made marinara sauce ($6.50), tempura catfish fingers with a ponzu dipping sauce, Frizzled Shrimp ($8) and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus ($11).
Call 596-7488 or visit kakaakokitchen.com.
The Good Table: Today is the last day to reserve a table for Lanakila Pacific’s annual fundraising event, The Good Table, which takes place Oct. 4.
Reservations will be taken at more than 50 restaurants on Oahu or www.lanakilapacific.org/thegoodtable.
Oktoberfest time: Brasserie Du Vin’s next Brewer’s Table celebrates Oktoberfest, with one serving at 6 p.m. Sept. 28.
Pairings include German potato soup and Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier; house-made bratwurst with Samuel Adams Octoberfest; wienerschnitzel with Aloha Hefeweizen; and deconstructed black forest cake with Schneider Aventinus, at Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.; $50 per person. Reservations: 545-1115.
Football and breakfast: Wahoo’s Fish Taco in Kahala, 4614 Kilauea Ave., will open at 7 a.m. on Sundays until the end of the NFL football season, with DirecTV, a Bloody Mary bar and breakfast specialties including omelets, Belgian waffles, pancakes, breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros. 732-9229.
– Compiled by Nina Wu. Email “quickbites” news to email@example.com.