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Appetizer sampler (part of the Pre-Theater Dinner Special,
$55 per person)
 As throngs of theater fans look forward to the highly anticipat-
ed run of “Hamilton” at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, Chef Chai is offering a show-stop- ping Pre-Theater Dinner Special Dec. 7-Jan. 29.
From 4 to 5 p.m., guests can enjoy a hearty four- course tasting menu for just $55 per person before heading across the street to take in the performance. The flavorful dinner begins with Chicken Sate accompanied with Thai peanut sauce, cu- cumber salad and Asian flat bread.
A family-style appetiz-
er sampler is served next with a delicious medley of Smoked Duck Taco with fresh mango salsa; Salmon Gravlax Roulade with cream cheese and crab meat on cucumber chips; Kataifi and Macadamia Nut-Crusted Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns with pineapple vinaigrette; Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Bisque Shooters; and Japanese Eggplant and Zucchini Soufflé with fresh to- mato basil sauce (vegetarian/ gluten-free option).
Diners then select an en- trée choice of Grilled Kaba- yaki Salmon with sautéed vegetables and pineapple
relish; Pan-Roasted Chick- en with Hennessy cognac peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables; Vegetable Terrine with green curry sauce and naan bread; Grilled Thick Cut Boneless Pork Chop with crispy rice ($5 more for this option), a new menu addition that fea- tures the succulent pork that is marinated with garlic and rosemary; or Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Foie Gras Puff with mashed potatoes, haricot vert and merlot demi ($10 more for this selection).
Chef Chai’s signature Heart-Shaped White Choc-
olate Gelato with fresh rasp- berry guava purée con- cludes the meal on a sweet note.
After three-plus decades of adapting and updating pre- vious restaurant ventures in Waikiki and Aloha Tower Mar- ketplace, owner/chef Chai Chaowasaree continues to perfect his iconic award-win- ning island fusion cuisine at Chef Chai on the ground level of Pacifica on Kapiola- ni Boulevard across from the Neal Blaisdell Center. Chef Chai, which also impresses with award-winning interior design elements, serves up a contemporary look and feel,
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