Quick Bites: Chef Mavro, Hawaii Prince, Like Like Drive Inn, more

Sep. 27, 2013 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition

Malasadas with guava coulis and pineapple coconut ice cream are back at Chef Mavro. --Courtesy Chef Mavro

Malasadas with guava coulis and pineapple coconut ice cream are back at Chef Mavro. –Courtesy Chef Mavro


COMPILED BY NINA WU / nwu@staradvertiser.com

Summer hits: Chef Mavro has brought back two of his greatest hits for a short-term reprise: onaga baked in a Hawaiian salt crust and malasadas with guava coulis and pineapple coconut ice cream.

Those two guest favorites are on the restaurant’s summer menu until Sunday.

The onaga, Chef Mavro’s signature recipe, is served on spinach with an ogo-tomato-fines herbes sauce, presented and served table-side.

Both items are available in the four-course menu selection.

A new fall menu will be introduced Tuesday.

Chef Mavro is at 1969 S. King St. (corner of South King and McCully streets). Call 944-4714 or visit chefmavro.com.

Oktoberfest tonight: Celebrate Oktoberfest with a special menu and German beers and wines at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight.

Menu specials include braised red cabbage, snow potatoes, roast chicken, sauerbraten and bratwurst. Enjoy draught beers, German wines and an ice luge (sculpture) featuring Jagermeister, Goldschlager and Rumple Minze.

Dance to live music from the Zicke Zacke Band and join in on a Stein Hoisting Contest.

Cost is $49 per person (inclusive of admission, buffet and drinks). Call 952-4789 or visit PrinceResortsHawaii.com.

Miso & Ale at Like Like: Miso & Ale is calling its regular Sunday dinners at Like Like Drive Inn “pop-ins.”

The next one is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, and the plan is to continue offering them at Like Like through December.

Among the selection of appetizers are a roasted kabocha coconut soup, a “Farmer’s Special” of roasted miso glazed Sweet Lady Farms eggplant, and tempura okra topped with a soft poached egg or sweet potato fries and chimichurri “jelly.”

Entrees include “Japapino Donburi,” which is adobo braised pork belly with seasoned egg and rice; a red Thai curry lamb burger; kalbi; and “Smoke and a Pancake,” which is smoked chicken thighs and guava BBQ sauce on Like Like Drive Inn French pancakes.

Desserts include several kinds of fruit pies, carrot cake and cheesecake, sundaes and gelatin.

Cost is $28 per person for a three-course menu including an appetizer, entree and dessert. Like Like Drive Inn is at 745 Keeaumoku St.

For updates, follow Miso & Ale on Twitter (@MISOandALE), Facebook (www.fb.com/misoandale) and Instagram. The website is misoandale.com.

Scholarship sake dinner: Vaneza Lyn Agustin, winner of the James Beard Foundation Scholarship, will be a guest chef on The Kahala culinary team with executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi at a special sake dinner at Hoku’s on Wednesday.

The Kahala, which sponsored the scholarship, is offering the dinner to help celebrate National Sake Day with amazing sake from The Kahala’s collection.

Cost is $120 per person. For reservations or more information, call 739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com.

Compiled by Nina Wu. Email “quickbites” news to nwu@staradvertiser.com.

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