New Items Come Into The SpotlightA La Carte Columns
April 30, 2017
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Stage Restaurant
Experience the finest flavors of the world enjoyed with the touch of local comfort at Stage Restaurant.
“We really want to do local favorites that people recognize and enjoy,” explains general manager Dusty Grable. At the same time, guests should come away from the restaurant feeling “inspired by the beautiful world of cuisine.”
Located inside Honolulu Design Center on Kapiolani Boulevard, Stage offers a casually elegant setting that is complemented by unique furniture and art-gallery decor.
The restaurant’s accompanying Amuse Wine Bar also offers about 100 different selections from around the world — including Lebanon, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary and more — on its wine-preservation system, allowing guests to order by the glass and create their own pairings.
“Stage is one of the most hospitable dining experiences you might encounter,” adds Grable. “It’s hospitality at its core with a polished approach to service.”
LET’S HEAR IT FOR TAPAS
Stage Restaurant recently added some new items to its Amuse menu (available at both Amuse Wine Bar and Stage Restaurant), such as Patatas Bravas ($8) and Shiso Cured Lox ($12). The Patatas Bravas has crispy potatoes, togarashi-mayo, furikake, katsuo, tobiko and smoked paprika, while the Shiso Cured Lox features toasted ciabatta, yuzu-dill vinaigrette, shiso creme, Spanish onions and ikura.”The Patatas Bravas is inspired by tapas,” says general manager Dusty Grable. “It’s a really great combination of textures, flavors and even temperatures. For the Shiso Cured Lox, the cool story behind that is the owner Thomas (Sorensen) is from Denmark, so it has his culture combined with chef Ron de Guzman’s local-Asian culture,” Grable adds.
Honolulu Design Center
1250 Kapiolani Blvd., Second Floor, Honolulu
Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (last seating); Amuse Wine Bar and Stage Wine Bar: Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.; closed for lunch; closed Sundays and Mondays