Top Eats Take the StageChew On This Digest
July 8, 2012
Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Leah Friel
The moment you step into Stage Restaurant, you’re in for a unique dining experience. This award-winning eatery is adorned in trendy hues, mood lighting, bold artwork and an eclectic collection of furnishings from around the world. Located on the second floor of Hawaii Design Center, the restaurant offers Asian-American cuisine, and is currently undergoing some changes to its menu.
Starting sometime next week, Stage Restaurant will offer its very own Surf & Turf ($40), which will feature Big Island lobster tail and grilled beef tender-loin, seasoned with Hamakua mushrooms, asparagus and a lobster cream sauce.
Executive Chef Ron de Guzman has high hopes for Stage’s new Surf & Turf because “seafood and beef dishes are pretty popular among customers.
“I think customers will love it also because of the local mushrooms, and the Kona lobster is really tasty,” he says.
Just because de Guzman is revamping the menu doesn’t mean everything must go. Stage Restaurant’s popular Ahi Poke ($13 dinner and $9 lunch) will remain on the menu. This tantalizing appetizer comes with avocado, marcona almonds, orange tobiko, Spanish onions, yuzu-olive oil, wasabi and soy reduction. “Our Ahi Poke is very popular here. It’s prepared local style, but a little differently than other places,” de Guzman adds.
Served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, lunch at Stage Restaurant features a small selection of dishes, each as thoughtfully prepared and elegantly presented as the restaurant’s dinner offerings.
Dinner is served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Stage Restaurant also offers cocktails, wines and Happy Hour menus in addition to its lunch and dinner menus.
Stop by soon for a mouth-watering meal, or for a few cocktails, under Stage Restaurant’s spotlight!
1250 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday (Dinner), 6-8:30 p.m.