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Quick Bites: Bar 35, Sansei, Tiki’s, more
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Wine and pizza: Enjoy a bottle of wine and pizza every Tuesday at Bar 35 for $25.
Bar 35 offers “Valentini’s fusion-gourmet pizza,” handmade with fresh ingredients and inspired by flavors from around the world.
Choose from Tuscan Sun (Tuscan salami, parmesan, mushrooms and mozzarella), Gyromatic (lamb and beef gyro meat, tzatziki, romaine and mozzarella), Italian Perdition (Italian sausage, olive, anchovy, mozzarella) and more. Sorry, folks, no pepperoni here.
You can also choose from several seasonal wines.
Bar 35 is at 35 N. Hotel St. Call 537-3535 or visit bar35hawaii.com.
Quest for umami: Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar is offering “Craft Beers & Contemporary Asian Foods — The Quest for Umami” on Tuesday.
This seven-course menu by executive chef JJ Reinhart is limited to 20 persons in Sansei’s private dining room, and is paired with craft beers from around the world.
Starters include smoked salmon with golden beets, an abalone and green papaya salad, uni carbonara, Kona kampachi with Kahuku sweet corn and lobster with lap cheong laulau. Dessert is sugared, cured salmon with mandarin sorbet.
Beers to be paired with the courses include Wells Bombardier, Hitachino White Ale and Trappist Rochefort 6.
The cost is $59 per person. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. at Sansei, Waikiki Beach Marriott, 2552 Kalakaua Ave. Call 931-6286.
Tiki’s wine dinner: Enjoy a five-course menu at Tiki’s Grill & Bar paired with Alexander Valley Vineyards on Tuesday.
Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti has created a menu to be paired with award-winning varietals from Alexander Valley, which will be poured by third-generation winemaker Harry Wetzel IV.
Dinner begins with an amuse bouche of Hauula tomato panna cotta followed by Hawaiian opakapaka stew, pan-roasted quail stuffed with foie gras and chicken in a Merlot reduction, “macadamia nut fed wild boar pastelle” and Big Isle Lamb Duet. For dessert, enjoy Okinawan sweet potato ice cream with Kona coffee tapioca.
The cost is $59 per person. Dinner will be served from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tiki’s, 2570 Kalakaua Ave. Call 923-8454 or visit tikiwine.eventbrite.com.
Spalding House Cafe: The Spalding House Cafe, a favorite lunch hideaway, has reopened with a new chef and menu.
Chef Susan Lai Hipp, previously with Whole Foods Market Kahala, 3660 on the Rise and Kakaako Kitchen, has created a fresh, contemporary menu offering starters, salads, panini, wraps and desserts.
Look for a fresh soup du jour; deviled eggs with a dollop of ajvar, a Serbian red-pepper puree; salads composed of balsamic-roasted Brussels sprouts, beets and butternut squash with curried quinoa; and a selection of panini on traditional flatbread with mixed greens.
Dessert selections include assorted gelato and sorbet from La Gelateria and gateau, a flourless chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and freshly whipped cream.
Spalding House Cafe is at the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 237-5225.
Jamba Kids Meals: Jamba Juice Hawaii is now offering a Jamba Kids Meal.
The kid-sized meal pairs a 9.5-ounce smoothie in four flavor choices with a baked item. The smoothies have no added sugar and are made from only fruit and juice.
Among the smoothie choices: Strawberries Gone Bananas, Blueberry Strawberry Blast-off, Popp’in Peach Mango and Berry Beet It!.
Food options include the cheesy stuffed pretzel and pizza swirl with turkey.
Each kid’s meal offers 2.5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables, a serving of whole grains and a source of protein. The meals also come with stickers and a color-changing straw.
Jamba Juice has several locations on Oahu. Visit www.jambahawaii.com.
Year of the Snake Dinner Buffet: The Kahala Hotel & Resort is ushering in the Year of the Snake with a dinner buffet at Plumeria Beach House on Feb. 8 and 9.
Enjoy a bounty of salads, seafoods, appetizers and entrees, plus a roasted meats carving station, wok stir fry station, lucky noodles bar and Chinese candy bar.
The Plumeria Beach House will be decked out with festive Chinese lanterns and flowers for the occasion, plus offer a Chinese fortune teller, Chinese moon harp player and lion dancers.
Dinner is from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The lion dancers make their way through the dining room at about 7 p.m.
Cost is $70 for adults and $30 for children ages 4 to 12. Call 739-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.