Fusion Fare Takes The StageA La Carte Columns
March 14, 2016
Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
From the minute you walk into Honolulu Design Center, you’re in for an experience like no other. Ascend to the second level and you’ll find Stage Restaurant, a modern and chic eatery that serves up delicious cuisine. The award-winning restaurant is dressed to impress, as it is adorned with lots of colors, statement lighting, artwork and a collection of furnishings from around the world.
Similar to its stylish decor, careful thought is put into each dish served at Stage. Showcasing locally grown, fresh ingredients, every meal is inspired by island favorites that are given a modern twist, as well as East Asian and European influences.
What’s more, Stage Restaurant is one of many eateries helping to fight hunger in the Islands by participating in Hawaii Foodbank’s 10th annual Great Chefs Fight Hunger fundraiser March 19. Tickets are still available,and you can find more information at hawaiifoodbank.org.
Fresh off the lunch menu is Misoyaki Salmon. For $21, treat yourself to this Japanese-influenced dish — tasty salmon marinated and dressed in tsuyu sauce, on top of green-tea soba noodles. The scrumptious noodles are mixed in with kaiware sprouts, carrots, shiitake mushrooms and bubu arare (puffed rice), with wasabi on the side.
Honolulu Design Center
1250 Kapiolani Blvd., Second Floor
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Low Tea: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; closed Sunday-Monday