Wine, Cheese Join Forces at Du VinChew On This Digest
March 23, 2014
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
While wine and cheese are no strangers to discerning diners, Brasserie Du Vin takes the palatable pairing to the next level with Wine-Cheese-Wine combinations.
Situated in downtown Honolulu across from the historic Hawaii Theater, Brasserie Du Vin serves up a casual, rustic environment modeled after the inviting cafes and bistros found throughout the French countryside. In addition to a full indoor bar and seating area, the restaurant features a quiet outdoor patio decorated to resemble a quaint French setting in which diners can escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city.
Brasserie Du Vin’s savvy bartenders, led by bar manager Kevin Czaban, assist diners with the tasting experience provided via Wine-Cheese-Wine ($35). The selection offers up a flight of three wine and three cheese selections that vary daily based on availability and are paired to perfection along with house-made marmalade and candied walnuts.
On a recent Dining Out visit, the tasting selections included a trio of wines from California: 2011 Malvasia Bianca, 2012 Gauthier Pinot Noir and 2012 Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon. The libations were paired, respectively, with Roquefort, a distinct blue cheese with a characteristic odor that is recognized by the French for easing the pain from sore joints; Camembert, a soft, surface-ripened creamy cow’s milk cheese; and Comté, a semi-hard cheese that is usually aged eight to 12 months and offers a creamy yet strong and slightly sweet taste.
The aforementioned cheese selections are also available a la carte for $5 apiece, as are various Char-cuterie ($6 each) including Genoa Salami, House-Cured New Zealand King Salmon and Prosciutto Di San Daniele.
Brasserie Du Vin also offers Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m., during which diners can enjoy drink specials and a delightful food menu. To find out about other specials, events and happenings, log on to www.BrasserieDuVin.com and sign up for the restaurant’s e-newsletter.
Brasserie Du Vin
1115 Bethel St., Honolulu
Monday-Saturday, Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Dinner: 4 p.m.-closing,
Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m. Closed on Sundays