News for Restaurants in Hawaii
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Saigon Pearl near the Ala Moana Center features a large menu of Vietnamese dishes. Options include barbecued meats, pho, lemon grass chicken and shaken beef. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. Saigon Pearl, 1430 Kona St., Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-955-7888.
Rakuen Sushi Lounge has opened in Honolulu across from the Hawaii Theatre. The menu offers sushi rolls (California roll, caterpillar roll, rainbow roll, etc.) plus dishes like Wagyu beef tartare and island poke. Rakuen Sushi Lounge, 1153 Bethel St., Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-524-0920.
Chef Mavro Unveils Winter Menu
Chef George Mavrothalassitis has introduced the winter menu at Chef Mavro. Dishes include sea urchin "oursinade" (a velouté from Provence) with poached Kauai shrimp; Yukon potato crusted island snapper with brussels sprout petals, pancetta and raïto sauce; and Colorado lamb with French curry vadouvan and poha rice eggplant fritters. Meanwhile, pastry chef Lynette Pflueger has created a Valrhona Manjari chocolate cremeux with pomegranite "caviar" and acai sorbet. Chef Mavro, 1969 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-944-4714.
Alan Wong Donates to Japan Relief
Part cookbook, part biography and part travelogue, The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong seeks to explain the inspiration behind the cuisine of Alan Wong's Restaurant. As one of the original Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs and with his dedication to the farm-to-table culinary movement, Wong has a lot to say. Through the end of 2011, Wong is donating a portion of the proceeds from sales to the Tohoku University Hospital in Sendai. For more information about the book, visit www.thebluetomato.net. Alan Wong's, 1857 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96826, 808-949-2526.
Kevin Chong, formerly chef de cuisine at Chef Mavro, has taken a position at the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, 92-1185 Aliinui Dr., Kapolei, HI 96707, 714-520-7001.
Morio's Sushi at 2443 Kuhio Avenue closed and re-opened in a new location on King Street. Morio's Sushi, 1160-A S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96814, 808-741-5121.
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