where to go eat ...on Thanksgiving day?
- Rina Nov 18, 2008 09:00 PM
SF chowhounder visiting Hawaii honolulu for the first time, what are some of the places worth checking out, love island and beach, perhaps a traditional hawaiian cuisine, but more importantly great tasting foods and a taste of the hawaiian culture. will be in town for 8 days-
what to see, to eat and definitely want to try surfing too....thanks,
I am going to the communal table at Vino for Thanksgiving. There is going to be a fabulous menu
of several courses…Nov 27th Thanksgiving ”Communal Tables”…….
Thanksgiving is the quintessential day to share foods. I imagine the very first such
dinner was a large table get together with platters in the middle of a wide array of
comfort seasonal foods. Eating, drinking, talking story, laughing, and having lots of fun.
Sure sounds like a Communal Table to me! It really is the VINO way to celebrate.
So, we are challenging Chef Keith Endo to create something befitting Thanksgiving.
Here is his menu….served family style
marinated artichokes, garden vegetables & herb roasted wild mushrooms
Butternut Squash Lasagne
with Fontina Cheese, Proscuitto & Bufala Mozzarella
Nalo Greens, grilled radicchio, cave aged gruyere, avocado,sweet Kahuku corn & a lemon-herb vinaigrette
Tuscan Ciabatta Stuffing
with chestnuts, pancetta, sweet Maui onions, pine nuts
Kurobuta Pork Braciole
stuffed with wild mushrooms, mushroom duxelle & served with with a lemon thyme demi
L’Uccello Ripeno (stuffed bird) turkey
with mortadella, fennel sausage, kalamata olives, sage & giblet gravy
Sauteed Swiss Chard
with garlic & olive oil
You know Keith, this should be a real fun dinner!
$35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Wines are not included. We will have three seatings
5:00; 5:30 and 6:00PM By Reservation only. 533-4476.
On this night, VINO will be offering only the Communal Table.
Good food, good wine, and good fun!
I've been to their communal dinners before and they are lots of fun as he says. Usually we go
across the street but this seems like something of of the ordinary. I was just in Montara and
had a great meal at Gibralter and a lovely lunch at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay. I hope you enjoy
your trip here.
I had a wonderful meal before at Hiroshi (try the marinated moi or the chawanmushi) which is why I reserved the thanksgiving dinner. And I know that they share the same owners, both Vino and Hiroshi, so the menu at Vino really piqued my interest. This is the thanksgiving menu at Hiroshi:
Turkey Bacon Potstickers
Big Island heart of palm, haricot verts & saffron butter sauce
Crispy Shrimp Linguine
cilantro & black bean butter sauce
Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
mashed potato, lilikoi cranberry sauce & Portuguese sausage rice stuffing
Kabocha Pumpkin Panna Cotta
fresh fruits & honey vanilla ice cream
Maybe I could order dishes from Hiroshi while I'm in Vino :D
It sounds a little touristy but hey you are visitors to the islands so consider...a luau! Really. They'll usually add a turkey (or two or three) into the imu with the pig. That way, you'll get some local food and your t-day fix. The atmosphere is very much in the spirit of the season as well. Good fun.