Grind Time: Tapas meet brunch at Grand Cafe

Nov. 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHOTOS BY JASON GENEGABUS / JASON@STARADVERTISER.COMBreakfast is served during Small Plates Meet Brunch at Twilight on Friday at Grand Cafe.

PHOTOS BY JASON GENEGABUS / JASON@STARADVERTISER.COM

Breakfast is served during Small Plates Meet Brunch at Twilight on Friday at Grand Cafe.

BY JASON GENEGABUS / jason@staradvertiser.com

You can have breakfast for dinner before heading into Chinatown for First Friday, thanks to ‘Ilima Award-winning restaurant Grand Cafe’s special Small Plates Meet Brunch at Twilight menu.

The tapas served from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday are similar to those offered during last month’s debut of Brunch at Twilight, which was designed as a prix fixe menu. This time, Chef Tony Vierra has tweaked the menu so everything is ala carte — making it much easier to bring a group of friends, order a bunch of plates and share.

November’s featured small plates include:

» Corned Beef Fritters with mustard aioli and warm cabbage ($11)
» Crab Artichoke with gratin crostini ($9.75)
» Fresh Mushroom Ravioli with pumpkin puree and Shimeiji mushrooms ($9.25)

Another dish served during Brunch at Twilight is a frittata with fresh toppings.

Another dish served during Brunch at Twilight is a frittata with fresh toppings.

For those with heartier appetites, entree-sized portions of the following dishes will be available:

» Barbecue Pork Benedict with green salad ($16.75)
» Peas & Bacon Fettucine with Parmesan cream and a two-minute egg ($15)
» Shrimp & Asparagus Frittata with truffle salt ($16)
» New Mexico-Style Homemade Chili with two eggs, cheese, sour cream and scallions ($14)

A variety of housemade pastries are also available.

A variety of housemade pastries are also available.

Grand Cafe & Bakery was founded in 1923 by Chef Vierra’s great grandfather and was originally located at 106 N. King St. In 2005, the restaurant reopened at 31 N. Pauahi Street and served customers there until 2012. It reopened at the Hawaii State Art Museum about six months later in January 2013. Call (808) 531-0001 for reservations.
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