Celebrating Bastille DayA La Carte Columns
July 9, 2017
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
In celebration of Bastille Day (a.k.a. French National Day), Stage Restaurant at Honolulu Design Center has prepared a special Bastille Day menu for Friday, July 14, featuring a three-course French-inspired dinner ($75) and supplemental wine pairing ($45).
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with the French, American and Hawaiian national anthems played by the Royal Hawaiian Band, enjoyed with a sparkling wine toast of Langlois Cremant De Loire Brut, Loire Valley, France, NV.
The menu, created by executive chef Ron de Guzman, starts with an “Open Curtain” Amuse Bouche of Cordon Bleu with Dijon cream and applewood bacon crumble, followed by “Act I,” New Zealand King Salmon En Croute;”Act II,” Duo of Maple Leaf Farms Duck; and the “Grand Finale,” Chocolate Profiterole and Valrhona Caramelia Ice Cream.
Stage started creating a Bastille Day menu last year for Alliance Francaise of Hawaii, who will again be returning this year, and the public is welcome to join in on the celebration. There also will be a live dinner performance by L’Escargot.
Only the Bastille Day menu will be served July 14. For reservations, call 237-5429, or email RSVP@StageRestau rant.com.
THE FRENCH WAY
For this year’s Bastille Day menu at Stage Restaurant, executive chef Ron de Guzman decided to create New Zealand King Salmon En Croute, served over a Dijon cream sauce, sprinkled with ikura and herb powder, alongside a petite frisee salad and roasted Ho Farms tomatoes.
“The en croute part is like a French dish,” he explains. “This is New Zealand king salmon wrapped with puff pastry and spinach. The French like to wrap things in pastries, and salmon en croute is popular.”
Honolulu Design Center
1250 Kapiolani Blvd., Second Floor, Honolulu
Tuesday-Saturday, 5-8:30 p.m. (last seating); Amuse Wine Bar and Stage Wine
Bar: Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m.; closed for lunch; closed Sundays and Mondays