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Savory Eats That Can’t Be Beat

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May 19, 2019

Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Seared Sea Scallops with Lobster & Caviar Butter ($45)

When it’s time to commemorate an important milestone in the most elegant way possible, there’s simply no finer place to celebrate than at Morton’s The Steakhouse.

“Kamaaina who have never visited Morton’s before will feel welcomed by the restaurant’s commitment to excellence,” says concept executive chef Trevor E. White. “It is unwavering and showcased in each menu item through careful preparation and quality ingredients.”

With a well-deserved reputation for the very best USDA Prime-aged beef, hand-picked produce, truly exceptional chops, and the freshest fish and seafood, Morton’s has earned rave reviews from visitors and locals alike.

Misoyaki Butterfish ($59)

“Whether they’re gathering with friends, enjoying a business dinner or bringing the family together, Morton’s guests have come to expect remarkable service and reliable experiences that keep them coming back for more,” says White.

And the food, simply put, is consistently extraordinary. Spring Seasonal Selections from Morton’s reflect some of the restaurant’s most creative and exceptional offerings. The Strawberry, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad ($16), though a light plate of the freshest ingredients, is deeply satisfying. For an impeccable wine pairing, Morton’s divisional vice president of wine and spirits Tylor Field III recommends the Vanderpump Rose from Cotes de Provence ($16 per glass).

Prime NY Steak Flight ($79)

The ultimate in self-indulgence, Nueske’s Bacon Steak ($24) is served with a lovely soy caramel sauce and for this, Field suggests a glass of The Pessimist ($15), a gorgeous blend of reds from DAOU Vineyards in Paso Robles.

Last but not least, the Seared Sea Scallops with Lobster & Caviar Butter ($45) is an unforgettable plate, colorful and bright — and pairs perfectly with a Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay ($25 per glass).

From now until Aug. 15, Morton’s will offer a Summer Showcase menu, three lovely courses showcasing some of the season’s freshest ingredients and flavors, for just $49.

Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad ($16)

Celebrate summer with your choice of an appetizer, entree and side, from a menu that includes favorites like Summer Tomato Bisque, Ora King Salmon, and Summer Squash with Arugula Pesto, and delectable desserts like Mixed Berries, Short Cake & Whipped Cream, Creme Brulee and Chocolate Mousse. Diners may pair this memorable meal with a bottle of Butter Block Chardonnay or Communion Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley for an additional $49.

For the most important celebrations, Morton’s The Steak-house, located oceanside at Ala Moana Center, is the only choice.

May is National Burger Month

Gorgonzola-Bacon Burger ($25). Photo courtesy Landry’s

“Hamburg steaks” first appeared on the menus of New York City’s German restaurants in the 1870s. After a German restaurant served the beef patties at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exposition, hamburgers became an all-American favorite. Celebrate at Morton’s The Steakhouse through May 31 with the Gorgonzola-Bacon Burger ($25), made with the finest USDA Prime-aged beef, deliciously paired with a glass of “Earthquake” Zinfandel from Michael David Winery ($11).

Furthermore, make your reservations now for a Father’s Day Feast at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Enjoy a three-course meal on Sunday, June 16, that begins with your choice of soup or salad, followed by a mouth-watering entree of Miso Sea Bass or a 10-ounce Manhattan steak that’s paired with a delicious signature side item. The meal concludes with a delectable handcrafted dessert: Double Chocolate Mousse, Key Lime Pie or Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee. The meal is only $59 per person.

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