Still ‘On the Rise’ after 27 years of tastinessA La Carte
September 8, 2019
Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
For the many longtime fans of 3660 On The Rise, it might seem like only yesterday that the restaurant’s doors were thrown open to the public. This month, however, the award-winning Honolulu restaurant will celebrate its 27th anniversary with a menu that illustrates its stellar reputation for unique, European-Asian fusion cuisine.
Available through Sept. 29, this celebratory meal is priced at just $70.
“We’ll include dishes that have been on our menu that have been popular with our guests,” explains chef Lydell Leong. “We sometimes take a dish and change it a little to refresh it.”
Dinner begins with a pair of scrumptious seafood appetizers: Crispy Fried Shrimp Mousse and Blue Crab Siu Mai. Then, select your choice of Brochette of Ahi Salad or 3660 Clam & Corn Chowder.
“The chowder is our version of a classic second course, with a spin,” says Leong. “We took traditional New England clam chowder and married it with corn for a bit of sweetness.”
Alternatively, the Brochette of Ahi Salad, with mesclun, grilled shiitake mushrooms, and tomatoes, tossed in soy sesame dressing and topped with a skewer of seared ahi, is a fantastic choice.
Choosing from three tempting entree selections won’t be easy. They include Fresh Catch of the Day, always a winner here; Pan-Seared Breast of Chicken “Picatta Style,” with King crab and lemon caper sauce; or New York Steak Alaea.
“For the steak, we’ve taken some red alaea salt and garlic salt, and pan-fried the steak with butter to give it a crust,” says Leong.
Dessert is either Cinnamon Bread Pudding or Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake, delectable with a melted chocolate center and topped with vanilla ice cream and mocha sauce.
Also through Sept. 29, 3660 will offer 40 percent off all domestic bottles of wine, and 50 percent off all imported bottles of wine and champagne, subject to availability.