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Don’t miss this dazzling dinner and show

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January 20, 2019

Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: FILE PHOTOS

Mongolian Style Lamb Chops with Brandy Demi, Mashed Potato and Stir-fried Sugar Snap Peas

Tonight brings the full moon, and with it an opportunity to see a legendary Hawaiian musician perform with his own hula halau in a deliciously intimate setting.

Robert Cazimero and members of his award-winning Halau Na Kamalei o Lililehua will perform at tonight’s Full Moon Concert at Chef Chai, the celebrated restaurant known for spectacular Hawaii regional cuisine.

Robert Cazimero

Chef Chai offers a wonderful venue for this show, in a room featuring dreamy decor that somehow feels both organic and contemporary.

“It’s very intimate,” says owner and chef Chai Chaowasaree. “The farthest table is only 30 feet away. No matter where you sit, it’s a perfect seat.”

The special Full Moon Concert menu ($79 per person) begins with Chicken Tenderloin Sate with Thai Peanut Sauce, Asian Flat Bread and Cucumber Salad. Next comes a selection of appetizers that includes Foie Gras Chawan Mushi with Toasted Brioche and Black Berry Manoa Honey Compote, Smoked Duck Taco with Spicy Mango Salsa, as well as Chai’s famous Kataifi and Mac Nut Encrusted Black Tiger Prawns with Big Island Rainbow Greens and Tangerine Vinaigrette.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Foie Gras Puff, Mashed Potato, Haricot Vert, Baby Carrot and Merlot Demi

A quartet of entree choices includes Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Foie Gras Puff, Mashed Potato, Haricot Vert, Baby Carrot and Merlot Demi; Mongolian Style Lamb Chops with Brandy Demi, Mashed Potato and Stir-fried Sugar Snap Peas; Miso Fresh Chilean Seabass with Pickled Vegetables, and Vegetarian Terrine with Thai Green Curry Sauce.

For dessert, Chef Chai will offer a choice of White Chocolate Amore Truffle with Raspberry Guava Puree, Frankie Nursery’s Honey Cream Pineapple or Coconut Cheese Cake with Tahitian Vanilla Creme Anglaise.

Today’s Full Moon Concert dinner service will start at 6 p.m. and the show begins about 7:15 p.m.

Call right away for reservations, as last-minute bookings may still be available. Chef Chai’s Full Moon Concert happens each month on the first night of the full moon. The next Full Moon Concert will take place on Feb. 19.

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