Quick Bites: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Vino, IHOP

Feb. 19, 2015 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
Anthony Miller's past jobs include executive chef with Marriott properties in California and Maui. (Hilton Hawaiian Village)

Anthony Miller’s past jobs include executive chef with Marriott properties in California and Maui. (Hilton Hawaiian Village)

BY MICHELLE RAMOS / mramos@staradvertiser.com

New addition to Hilton’s kitchen: Anthony Miller is the new executive sous-chef for resort dining at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.

Miller, who joined the staff last month, brings more than 15 years of restaurant and hotel industry experience, with past jobs as a chef consultant at 4140 in San Diego and executive chef for San Diego Marriott Del Mar in California, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui and the Renaissance in Columbus, Ohio, where he opened Latitude 41. www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

Wine tasting: Vino’s next wine tasting, “In Pursuit of Balance,” will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant in Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. In Pursuit of Balance is a nonprofit organization created by Rajat Parr, wine director of Michael Mina Restaurants, and Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards. The duo’s mission is to “promote dialogue around the meaning and relevance of balance in California pinot noir and chardonnay.”

Master sommelier Chuck Furuya will present four wines from four members belonging to the organization. They include: 2011 Knez Pinot Noir “Demuth Vineyard,” 2009 Drew Pinot Noir “Valenti Vineyard,” 2008 Ojai Pinot Noir “Clos Pepe Vineyard” and 2010 Tyler Pinot Noir “N Block — Bien Nacido Vineyard.”

Cost is $39. Reserve a spot by calling 533-4476 or emailing Cheryle at cgomez@dkrestaurants.com.

Croissants take another shape: First there was the croissant, then came the cronut — part croissant and part donut. Now IHOP is offering criss-croissants — a croissant baked in a waffle iron. If you love waffles but wanted them more flaky and buttery, why not give them a try?

There are two to choose from: Blackberry Lemonade Criss-Croissant and Strawberry Rhubarb Criss-Croissant, both $6.99 a piece. There are two IHOPs in Waikiki: one in the Ohana Malia Hotel at 2211 Kuhio Ave. and another in the Aqua Palma Hotel 1850 Ala Moana Blvd. You can also get your criss-croissants at the Pearl City IHOP at 96-1258 Kaahumanu St. and in Hilo at the Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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