Restaurant Week: Cane & Taro, d.k Steakhouse, Sansei

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Today we kick off our Restaurant Week series on Hawaii News Now Sunrise, and we're doing it with not one, not two, but THREE restaurants! D.K. Kodama and Ivan Pahk show us dishes from Cane & Taro in Kaanapali; and d.k Steakhouse and Sansei in Honolulu.

Restaurant Week runs from Monday, November 14 through Sunday, November 20, 2011. All proceeds benefit the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

Cane & Taro 
2435 Kaanapali Parkway unit I-1
Lahaina, Maui 96761
(808) 662-0668

Lunch ($19.95)

  • Korean Fish Taco with kim chee slaw and a kochujung vinaigrette
  • Sizzling Sesame Pork served with Waipoli lettuce, pickled bean sprouts, steamed rice fresh herbs & a chili miso sauce
  • Napili Lilikoi Panna Cotta garnished with Thai basil & Kula strawberries

Dinner ($36)

  • Kajiki Carpaccio served with red onion, Hamakua cucumber, chili & a roasted garlic soy
  • Ho Farms Tomato & Maui Beet Salad with Nihei Farms greens & a sherry vinaigrette
  • Choice of Entree
    • Maui Rum Braised Shortribs served with cauliflower & Lahaina corn polenta Kula choi sum & natural jus OR
    • Pan Roasted Mahimahi served with house made fettucine, Kalamata olives, capers, parsley, Ho Farms tomatoes, Nihei Farms spinach
  • Chocolate Mousse garnished with frozen dragon fruit & shiso

d.k Steak House 
2552 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu 96815
(808) 931-6280

Dinner: $50 food only, add $12 for wine pairings (sorry, no discounts are applied to this special menu)

  • GRILLED KAHUKU CORN & KONA CRAB CAKE Wrapped in phyllo dough, served with Sumida Farms watercress, Local avocado-calamansi aioli & garnished with crispy fried shaved sweet Maui Onions (CF Muller Thurgau, "Eurasia" 2009)
  • HAMAKUA HERITAGE FARMS GRAY CLUSTER OYSTER MUSHROOM SOUP With Waimanalo thyme & white truffle garlic foam (Ca'Donini Pinot Grigio 2009)
  • Main Entrée Choice of:
    • GRILLED VINTAGE NATURAL NEW YORK STEAK (10 OZ.) with a caramelized Maui onion jus, accompanied with garlic mashed potatoes and our Chef's fresh farm vegetable du jour of the day OR
    • BASIL CRUSTED OPAH WITH FRESH HOUSEMADE BASIL EGG PASTA Tossed with Nalo Farms Swiss Chard, Hamakua Mushrooms, Maui Onions & Roasted Garlic Butter (Cabernet Sauvignon, CF 2007 or CF Muller Thurgau, "Eurasia" 2009)
  • FRESH LOCAL MANGO COBBLER With Haagen Daz vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Coffee or Tea

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar 
2552 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu 96815

Dinner: $40 per person (food only), with three Wine pairings of 2 oz. portions, add $14 per person(sorry, no discounts are applied to this special menu.)

  • Lomi Salmon Tartare Minced salmon with Ho Farms cherry tomatoes, Maui onions, green onions & red tobiko topped with a crispy smoked salmon chip & accompanied with a citrus Yuzu aioli (Oroya 2009)
  • Aku Katsuo Tataki Seared bonito with ponzu sauce (CF Euro-Asian Riesling "Niersteiner Hipping" 2009 med dry)
  • King Crab Ramen King Crab, Nalo Thai basil, cilantro, local jalapenos in a truffle butter broth
  • Entrée Choice of:
    • "Sansei style" Braised Short Ribs Marinated "Kalbi style" with a wild mushroom miso crust, Heritage Farms Hamakua Ali'i mushroom risotto, accompanied with roasted garlic au jus OR
    • Garlic Roasted Fresh Catch of the Day with fresh Shiitake mushrooms, Ho Farms cherry tomatoes, fresh chow fun noodles in a Asian citrus cream sauce. (CF Muller Thurgau, "Eurasia" 2009 or Hybrid Petite Sirah 2007)
  • Maui Gold Pineapple "Sundae" with Lappert's Vanilla ice cream topped with diced tempura fried Maui gold pineapples with Nalo Farms Thai basil syrup

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