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May 29, 2018

Arancino at The Kahala Celebrates 5 Years with New Dishes


Arancino at The Kahala is celebrating their five-year anniversary with new dishes that are currently available on the Spring / Summer Menu!

With a focus on Italian dishes that incorporate a variety of local ingredients, Executive Chef Daisuke Hamamoto and Pizzaiolo Antonino Fotia presented us a menu of fabulous eats during a recent media tasting.

Antipasti
Bigne di Fegato d'Oca - foie gras & fig bamboo charcoal puff pastry


Carpaccio di Pesce - kona kampachi, heart of palm, grated bottarga, light yuzu dressing

Arancini Siciliani - fried bolognese & mozzarella risotto croquettes with arrabiata sauce

Pizza
Pizza Bresaola - bresaola, fresh arugula, shaved parmigiano reggiano, lemon zest

Pizza Rustica - italian sausage, local ho farms cherry tomatoes, broccolini, mozzarella

Primo

Chitarra alla Pescatora - fresh house made squid ink chitarra, lobster, scallop, shrimp, octopus, clams, calamari, spicy tomato sauce

Secondo
Agnello in Crosta - sous-vide herb crusted colorado lamb, roasted onion

Dolce
Cheesecake ai Frutti Tropicali (photo courtesy Melissa Chang, Frolic)
Each dish was artfully presented and I definitely had my faves.

I loved the Arancini (I would be happy to eat two or three and call it a meal - so delicious!!) and the Pizza Bresaola (I had more than one slice!).  The Charcoal Puff Pastry was filled with a pleasant fig bamboo & foie gras filling, with both sweet and savory notes.

The Carpaccio was light and refreshing, and I enjoyed the citrusy yuzu dressing. 

The Pizza Rustico was really good as well - I loved the classic combination of sausage and veggies, but the Bresaola was by far my favorite pizza of the two.

The Chitarra alla Pescatora is a dish that has been on the menu since the beginning, but for the anniversary, it has been loaded with even more seafood!

I did not get to try the Lamb because I had to leave the event early, but I did try the Cheesecake at an earlier visit and thought it was delightful.

Don't hesitate to visit Arancino at The Kahala to help them celebrate five years!


Arancino at The Kahala
5000 Kahala Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 380-4400

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