12th Avenue Grill offers special honey-inspired dinner

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Throughout the month of February, 12th Avenue Grill is offering a variety of savory and sweet bee-inspired specials and cocktails with honey simple syrup.

"Derived from the Hive" is a month-long benefit to raise money for the protection of bees in Hawaii's food production. One dollar from every culinary or cocktail special will support UH-Manoa's Bee Project for research and education and UH-Hilo's Adopt-a-Hive program.

The benefit culminates in a honey tasting and beer dinner on Monday, February 27. The prix fixe meal costs $55 with pairings by British brewer Samuel Smith. Two-hour seatings start promptly at 6 p.m.

Dinner menu:

Honey Tasting 101 with master beekeeper Dr. Kliks of Manoa Honey Co.
paired with Organic Apple Cider

first course
Samuel Smith's Organic Lager battered Kauai shrimp & local avocado with toasted almonds, baby arugula, house creme fraiche, ohia lehua honey drizzle
paired with Organic Lager

second course
Woodland Farms duck trio - pan-roasted, Macadamia Blossom Honey-glazed duck breast, crispy terrine of confit leg w/ honey apricot mustard, shower of cracklings, frisee-green apple-celery root salad
paired with Nut Brown Ale

Warm honey and local pineapple upside-down cake w/ honey oatmeal stout-pecan sauce
paired with Oatmeal Stout

For reservations, call 12th Avenue Grill at (808) 744-7567.

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