Quick Bites: Chef Mavro, Vino, The Kahala, more

Jan. 3, 2014 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
Chef Mavro is offering a winter menu centering on truffles. Above is the truffled egg from Petersons' Upland Farm in Wahiawa, with Yukon potato mousseline and serrano ham ribbons. --Courtesy Chef Mavro

Chef Mavro is offering a winter menu centering on truffles. Above is the truffled egg from Petersons’ Upland Farm in Wahiawa, with Yukon potato mousseline and serrano ham ribbons. (Courtesy photo)

BY NINA WU / nwu@staradvertiser.com

Winter Menu: Chef Mavro’s winter menu features embellishments of truffles over dishes of scallops and lamb.

Fresh Perigord truffles have been flown in from France to be sliced tableside over truffle-friendly dishes.

Look for scallop “declinaison” or diver scallops three ways, and lamb “monegasque,” or roasted Niman Ranch lamb with layers of Maui onion, grilled eggplant, zucchini and tomato with a shoyu-aioli dip.

Also on the menu: a truffled egg from Petersons’ Upland Farm in Wahiawa, served with Yukon potato mousseline and serrano ham ribbons.

Pastry chef Elizabeth Dippong offers a caramel truffle ice cream with hazelnut toffee chips.

Cost for Chef Mavro’s four-course menu is $85, with an additional $48 charge for truffles on chef’s selections (add another $55 for wine pairings). The six-course menu is $128, with an additional $87 for truffles (plus $63 for wine pairings).

Chef Mavro is at 1969 S. King St. Call 944-4714.

Spanish-styled Tapas: Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar is offering Spanish-styled tapas for dinner on Saturday.

Chef Keith Endo will serve two of his interpretations: day boat scallop ceviche served with grapefruit, Castelvetrano olives and Thai basil; and oxtail-stuffed peppers with San Marzano tomatoes and chili flakes.

Other nightly specials and the regular Vino menu will also be available.

Vino is in Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. Call 533-4476 or email Cheryle at cgomez@dkrestaurants.com.

Also available at Chef Mavro is caramel truffle ice cream with hazelnut toffee chips. --Courtesy Chef Mavro

Also available at Chef Mavro is caramel truffle ice cream with hazelnut toffee chips. –Courtesy photo)

Down Memory Lane: The Perry & Price Radio Show takes place the mornings of Jan. 22 and 23 at The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s Plumeria Beach House.

The show will broadcast live, showcasing music and entertainers from different eras.

The Plumeria Beach House will offer breakfast favorites from years and chefs past, including a kosher scramble — smoked salmon with parsley, traditional eggs Benedict, buttermilk banana mac-nut pancakes, quiche Lorraine, raisin bread French toast and corned beef hash and eggs.

Early-bird special seating will be available from 5 to 6:30 a.m. and regular seating from 8 to 10 a.m.

For early birds, cost is $19.64. For general seating, cost is $35 for adults; $17.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Call 739-8760 or email restaurants@kahalaresort.com.

Pacific Bubble Teas: The Pacific Tea Garden Cafe at Ala Moana Center has added a selection of bubble teas to its drink menu.

These bubble teas can be customized — for example, by adding black tapioca pearls soaked in pineapple juice to whole leaf teas and fresh fruit juices. Other options include soy or almond milk and a touch of honey topped with Pacific Places’ signature tea gelatos or sorbets.

Choose from Thai Herbal, Black Milk Tea, Thai Coffee, Matcha Green Tea or Gold Oolong Milk Tea. Tapioca pearls can alo be added to cafe standards such as the Kona Mocha Float.

The bubble drinks are $5.95. Pacific Tea Garden is on the third floor, above CenterStage, at Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Call 944-2004.

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