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By Jaimie Kim
For those who think eating French food involves sizzling snails, you’re only partially correct. Brasserie Du Vin offers an extensive menu featuring items that, yes, include snails, but a number of other items as well.
With three dining areas to choose from, embark on a gastronomical adventure that will make you forget what city you’re in.
According to marketing director Miki Lee, customers should expect “to be taken away on a journey right here in the heart of Honolulu.”
Baked Brie ($16) is a favorite among the selection of appetizer indulgences offered. Pecans and dried cranberries are added to the Brie before it is wrapped in a puff pastry that is baked until golden brown. With Manoa honey drizzled over the top, it also includes grapes and endless baskets of French bread.
For lunch, Portobello Mushroom Sandwich ($11) with grilled peppers and onions, melted mozzarella, tomato, arugula, avocado and an herb-infused sauce is served on a fresh-baked croissant.
Roasted Pork Chop ($20), an entree on the dinner menu, is served on a bed of arugula with corn, bacon polenta and a toasted almond Veronique sauce. To prepare the meat, the generous portion of pork is brined, which provides tenderness and rich flavors.
For wine lovers, take solace and look forward to knowing that your wine palate is in good hands.
“We have also won an award of excellence for our wine program from Wine Spectator for all six years,” says Lee.
A tip from Lee some may not be aware of: Ask to taste the wine before committing to a full glass.
Brasserie Du Vin
1115 Bethel St., Honolulu
Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dinner: 4 p.m.-closing
Happy Hour: Daily, 4-6 p.m. (except Sundays)