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An award-winning collaboration

A La Carte

February 9, 2020

Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Seafood Paella ($49)

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate,” wrote author Alan D. Wolfelt.

From Feb. 7-16, MW Restaurant’s Valentine’s Day celebration menu will leave lovers speechless with bliss. For $69 per person, enjoy an intimate feast of choices like Mochi Crusted Kona Kampachi, Bristol Bay Scallops and Ludovico Farm Chicken. Five mouthwatering desserts include sophisticated dishes like Kohana Rum Baba, and fun ones like Frozen S’mores.

If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, check out MW’s Valentine’s pre-order items: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry Heart Macarons for $5 each, and HeartShaped Chocolate Cakes for just $10. Call the restaurant to order your goodies by Feb.10; pickup is available Feb. 12-14.

Strawberry Pop Tart (Part of Valentine’s Dinner)

Boasting the very finest in Hawaiian regional cuisine, the menu at MW continues to electrify local foodies. Starters like Ahi Poke Chirashi ($27), with uni (sea urchin) and ikura (salmon roe), are standouts, as is the Ho Farms Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad ($10), with cheese from Big Island Goat Dairy. Indulge your favorite mermaid with Seafood Paella ($49), a delectable
medley of chorizo sausage and the freshest available seafood. And the Surf-n-Turf ($49), with Brandt Beef tenderloin, lobster truffle mashed potatoes, and braised kale from Ho Farms, is an exceptional treat.

In 2014, MW was nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. What’s more, its collaboration dinners have become the stuff of legend — and the next one promises to be the most exciting event yet.

Ahi Poke Chirashi ($27)

On Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., the HNL x MN Collaboration Dinner with Gavin Kaysen and Diane Moua will kick off with the first of seven extraordinary courses, including Bison Tartare, Tamarind Glazed Grilled Lobster, and a dessert course called “From Bean To Bar: A journey from cacao to chocolate.” The feast is priced at $250 per person.

Kaysen is founder of three nationally recognized restaurants in Minneapolis, including Spoon and Stable, a 2015 James Beard Award Finalist for Best New Restaurant. Moua is the acclaimed pastry chef at all three. It’s sure to be an unforgettably delicious evening.

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