Quick Bites: Sam Choy’s, Naked Cow Dairy, more
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Aloha Sam Choy’s: The popular Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab restaurant on Nimitz Highway is set to close on Easter Sunday, March 31, after a 15-year run.
But don’t expect Sam Choy’s to close its doors without a bang.
Five “charities of choice” benefit dinners will be held during the restaurant’s last week, featuring Choy’s legendary appetizers and entrees including Sam’s “Asian Style” Lamb Chops on rotelli pasta, Sam’s Famous Osso Bucco, Brie Cheese Won Tons, Shrimp Christopher, Kapahulu New York Steak and Seafood Lau Lau.
Choy, who no longer has an ownership interest in the restaurant, is teaming up with Chef David Cruz to bring some favorite menu items to the dinners.
The restaurant will donate 25 percent of all food sales from dinner as well as a portion of breakfast and lunch sales to the following nonprofits: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu (March 25), YMCA of Honolulu (March 26), Ronald McDonald House (March 27), Na Koa (March 28) and Honolulu Professionals Foundation to benefit the Hawaii Intermediate Schools Athletic Association (March 29).
Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch & Crab is at 580 Nimitz Highway. Reservations are recommended, 545-7979.
Easter Brunch: Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas is offering Easter Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31.
The menu starts with an appetizer of grilled, butterflied shrimp with Nalo greens and angel hair potato.
Main course choices are steamed mahimahi with a cilantro and soy dashi broth ($28), sous vide of chicken breast with tomato caper “lomi” and fennel sausage ragout ($26), soy-steamed short rib ($27) and sauteed monchong ($29).
Dessert is a chocolate peanut butter cup with strawberry chocolate ice cream and fresh fruit.
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Easter at the Hyatt: Celebrate Easter at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki with four-course menus that include guest favorites.
At Japengo, entree choices are the Emperor Steak, miso salmon or Tengu Chicken, with a choice of desserts including coconut creme brulee and chocolate cookie dough brownie.
SHOR also is offering a special menu including filet mignon, Shinsato Farms pork chop and mango-mascarpone cheesecake.
Both dinners are available from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost is $69 at Japengo’s, $59 at SHOR.
Both are on the third floor of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, 2424 Kalakaua Ave. Call 237-6395 or go to opentable.com.
Dinner on the Dairy: Naked Cow Dairy Farm & Creamery is once again offering farm dinners on a monthly basis.
This month there also will be lunch, a two-course menu plus dessert. Dinner is a three-course menu plus dessert inspired by the Greek countryside. Guest chef is Ave Lambert, formerly of town in Kaimuki and Lola in San Francisco.
Tickets for the dinner slated for 6:30 p.m. today and tomorrow are sold out, according to Naked Cow Dairy’s latest tweet, but lunch tickets for 11:30 a.m. Saturday will be available up to an hour before the event.
Naked Cow Dairy plans to bring in a guest chef every month to create a cheese-centric meal showcasing the dairy’s artisan butters and cheeses.
Lunch is $40 and BYOB. Naked Cow Dairy Farm & Creamery is at 86-344 Kuwale Road in Waianae. Tickets available at nakedcowdairy-ehometext.eventbrite.com.
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