DRINK MENU UPDATED August 25th Munch Dinner Pairing@ Apartm3nt TV DINNER THEMED


AND THIS MONTHS THEME IS

TV DINNERS!

5 courses (normally 3) at no extra cost!

I’m especially excited for this particular Munch.  The menu looks great.  Putting a culinary twist on simple foods like tater tots.  Really brilliant.  And I know Joey will mix up a great drink menu to pair perfectly with each course.

1st course

Amuse Bouche- Tater Tots (Panko crusted Mashed Potatoes and a packet of Ketchup) 3 per person

Kool aid Shots

A jungle juice mix of what’s in the liqueur cabinet

2nd course

Peas and Carrots- English Pea soup with garnish of carrot oil (for color)

Bacon Smoked Jack Daniels, Bruised to Perfection with a dash of Bitters

3rd course

Turkey Pot Pie- Roasted Turkey with Cheddar cheese crust (use base from Mac and Cheese, then add chx stock or base to it) -no more than 3oz

Riesling and Elderflower Spritzer

4th course

Salsbury steak and whipped Potatoes- Pan seared Filet Mignon with Sauce Espagnole and Whipped potaotes- 5oz filet

Classic Rum Swizzle

Rhum Clement Madeira <> Fresh Pressed Orange Juice <> Aromatic Bitters <> Powdered Sugar <> Fresh Lime <> Egg White

5th course

Cherry cobbler- Bourbon sauteed cherrys with browned butter on petite biscuit.

Dr. Joey’s Hot Panty Dropper

I read it to my 6 year old and she said it sounded delicious!  Maybe I will bring her with us to this Munch.

Hope to see you there.

To reserve your spot for this exclusive dining experience call Apartment3 at 955.9300 today or emailhello@apartmentthree.com. The cost is $45 per person plus tax and 20% auto-gratuity. This exclusive dinner is limited to just 30 seats so put in your reservation soon. 48 hour cancellation notice is required, and a 50% no show fee will apply.  Credit card information is required with each reservation.  This event will sell out so plan accordingly.

Details on Munch:

What:       Apartment3 Southern Italian Munch

When:      Thursday, Aug 25th , 2011

Where:     3rd Floor, Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave.

Time:       6:30 PM

Ages:       21 and over

Parking:  Self Parking is $1 in any yellow marked guest stalls available in Century Center, $4 valet.  Parking is limited, so come early!

Open every Monday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Happy hour available nightly until 8:00 p.m. except Tuesday’s when it runs all night 6:00 p.m. til 2:00 a.m.  For reservations and corporate events, please contact Apartment3 directly at 808.955.9300  or hello@apartmentthree.com.

xoxo

Kristie

Southern Italian MUNCH Dinner Pairing Thursday, July 28th @ Apartm3nt.


APARTMENT3 GOES ALL THE WAY TO ITALY FOR THE NEXT MUNCH, SOUTHERN ITALY TO BE EXACT.

Thursday, July 28th at 6:30pm

Apartment3 located in the Century Center Building, is a hosting our monthly MUNCH event on Thursday, July 28th starting at 6:30pm.

Munch is every last Thursday of the month for 2011. This month Munch will feature a premiere four course dinner menu created exclusively by Apartment3. Each course will then be creatively paired with a mouth watering specialty cocktail by Better Brands Master Mixologist Joey Gottesman.

This month’s featured theme is Southern Italian. Southern Italian fare is a perfect summertime dinner that always fits in well with our Hawaiian climate & sensibilities. Influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean, Southern Italian cuisine is known for it’s incredibly fresh & light ingredients. Come educate your senses and your palate with this exquisite delectable pairing dinner.

To reserve your spot for this exclusive dining experience call Apartment3 at 955.9300 today or emailhello@apartmentthree.com. The cost is $45 per person plus tax and 20% auto-gratuity. This exclusive dinner is limited to just 30 seats so put in your reservation soon. 48 hour cancellation notice is required, and a 50% no show fee will apply.  Credit card information is required with each reservation.  This event will sell out so plan accordingly.

Details on Munch:

What:       Apartment3 Southern Italian Munch

When:      Thursday, July 28th , 2011

Where:     3rd Floor, Century Center, 1750 Kalakaua Ave.

Time:       6:30 PM

Ages:       21 and over

Parking:  Self Parking is $1 in any yellow marked guest stalls available in Century Center, $4 valet.  Parking is limited, so come early!

Food Menu:

1st Course –

Warm Octopus & sweet onion salad with fresh basil & citrus vinaigrette.

2nd Course –

Local hand cut pasta with fresh crushed local tomato, garlic, shallots, sliced green beans, red peppers, fresh basil & parsley, grated manchago cheese.

3rd Course –

Pan seared 1/2 chicken over roasted cherry tomatoes, asparagus, garlic, sour dough bread, deglazed white wine vinaigrette, tossed with frise.

4th Course –

Panna Cotta & lemon preserve with toasted almonds.

Next month’s Munch will be the soon to be legendary TV Dinner Munch, Thursday, August 25th.

Open every Monday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Happy hour available nightly until 8:00 p.m. except Tuesday’s when it runs all night 6:00 p.m. til 2:00 a.m.  For reservations and corporate events, please contact Apartment3 directly at 808.955.9300  or hello@apartmentthree.com.

SEE YOU THERE!

I Want to Eat @ Morimoto.


World renowned, Iron Chef Morimoto’s restaurants located in Philadelphia, Napa, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Boca Raton, are now hitting Waikiki.  He has also been the head chef, of one of my favorite restaurants here in Waikiki and world wide, Nobu.    Can’t wait to eat there.  They are open for dinner, lunch and breakfast as well as having a seperate lounge menu.  Perhaps I will swing by for a light lunch one day soon.  Friends have told me that the restaurant is very bright, and that takes from the atmosphere, and that they prefer Nobu.  I love the bright lime green decor, beautiful lacquered wooden tables, vibrant violet  orchid pictures, and panoramic glass, with views of who know’s what?  Perhaps this would be a more enjoyable lunch spot, than a dark romantic dinner.

Some of the menu items

lamb carpaccio 17.
ginger-scallion sauce

yellowtail ‘pastrami’ 18.
togarashi, gin crème fraîche, candied olive 

crispy rock shrimp tempura 16.
spicy kochujan sauce, wasabi aïoli, coconut ranch 

 seafood ‘toban yaki’ 43.
kona lobster, king crab, mussel, clam,
diver scallop, spicy red miso-sake broths

Morimoto  12
Morimoto ginjo sake, square one organic cucumber vodka, and japanese cucumber slices.

 White Lily  12
Shochu, Calpico, Yuzu Juice, and Fresh Lemon
   
  

 

1775 Ala Moana Blvd.

@ the Edition

808-943-5900

http://morimotowaikiki.com/

xoxo

Kristie

Munch @ Apartm3nt


Some friends and myself had dinner at Aparm3nt last Thursday for the once a month tasting menu, “Munch.”  It was so oishi, I can’t wait to see the menu for the next “Munch!”
Oxtail mandoo, with leeks and long rice, accompanied by house made Kimchee.
Fresh mandoo is one of my favorites, and filled with a tender oxtail, it was different and original.
Spiced!
TY KU Soju <> Kim Chee <> Sriracha <> Clamato <> Fresh Ginger <> Martini

“Spiced!” reminded me of a soju bloody mary.  The fresh ginger is charred and then strained through the drink, giving it a light ginger flavor.  He brought around extra Ty Ku for the drinkers that wanted a little more kick with their drinks. ;D

2nd – Japan, Shochu
Steamed Seabass with enringi mushrooms, red bell peppers over brussell sprouts sauteed in a sweet sake soy sauce and rice.
The Seabass was a very large portion.  Tender and flavored delicately.  I have never liked mushrooms up until recentl, and am now discovering all the different flavors.  The enringi mushrooms definitely have a delicately complimenting flavor as well.  As for the brussell sprouts, they are usually bitter, and these have a slight sweetness to them. Delicious!
Tiger’s Claw
Komasa Migaki Shochu <> Yuzu <> Palm Sugar <> Hibiscus <> Tiger’s Claw Tincture

In the picture you miss the light pink color, almost like pink lemonade.  The sugar rimmed glass and sweet cocktail was perfect prior to the sea bass.   I started stealing my friend, Jim’s drink, because it was so good!

Intermesso: Shitake miso soup & house made pickles
I wanted to maintain tradition. this is usually a dish served at the end of a Japanese meal but it is almost universal in asian cuisine.

A traditional “Intermesso.”  Pickles and miso soup.  A light miso, not too salty, not too hearty, but a perfect dish after the main dish.

3rd – China, Shaoju
Lai Yut – “Beautiful Moon” tarts. These will be both sweet and savory, one style contaning lychee and the other containing nuts
.
They only brought out one, with lychee, garnished with lime.  It was a light, sweet desert for the palate after the other 2 dishes.
Orient Express

Han Soju <> Espresso <> Vanilla <> Roasted Chili Peppers

The final drink was a sweet coffee with a vanilla and slight chili pepper flavor.  It was my favorite desert drink that I have ever had!  I especially loved the light chili pepper after taste.  However I think that the two paired together was a poor choice.  The sweetness of the tart killed the sweetness in the drink making it bitter.  But it is definitely a drink I’d enjoy over and over gain.

I think it’s important that they emphasize that the event starts at 6:30 pm prompt.  I know it’s always hard to get a group of people together at a certain time.  I was confused that there was presentation.  I was under the impression that it was just dinner, so I was half an hour a late, and so was every body else.  It was entertaining for the chef and mixologist to come out and explain their dishes and drinks.

Way worth the $45!  It’s like $8 a dish, and $7 a drink.

* * * * 4 Stars * * * *

Next month’s drink theme: Whiskey

Hope to see you there next month.

xoxo

Kristie Manning

Pictures from dosomethingtonight.com

Menu for “Munch” at Apartment 3, Thursday, 01/27/11


Sorry guys I must’ve posted the wrong menu.  Even the best make mistakes sometimes! 😉

1st – Korea, soju
Oxtail mandoo, with leeks and long rice, accompanied by house made Kimchee
Spiced!
TY KU Soju <> Kim Chee <> Sriracha <> Clamato <> Fresh Ginger <> Martini

 

2nd – Japan, Shochu
Steamed Seabass with enringi mushrooms, red bell peppers over brussell sprouts sauteed in a sweet sake soy sauce and rice.
Tiger’s Claw
Komasa Migaki Shochu <> Yuzu <> Palm Sugar <> Hibiscus <> Tiger’s Claw Tincture

 

Intermesso: Shitake miso soup & house made pickles
I wanted to maintain tradition. this is usually a dish served at the end of a Japanese meal but it is almost universal in asian cuisine.

 

3rd – China, Shaoju
Lai Yut – “Beautiful Moon” tarts. These will be both sweet and savory, one style contaning lychee and the other containing nuts.
Orient Express

Han Soju <> Vanilla <> Roasted Chili Peppers

Can’t wait to try it all!

xoxo

Kristie

Munch @ Apartm3nt on Thursday


Hey guys, I’m going to Munch on Thursday.  The menu sounds delish!  Who wants to join me?

What is Munch?

A monthly dining experience featuring paired cocktails with each course. Taking place the last Thursday of every month.

Menu for August 26

Course 1

Meyer lemon and rum cured Opah served with a citrus aioli and caraway crips.
Paired with White Pepper Superior Daiquiri

Course 2

Allspice and olive braised lamb served with sweet corn polenta and Ma`o farms tatsoi
Paired with Zaya Swizzle

Course 3

Sticky rice pudding with mango and pistachio nuts
Paired with appleton vx buttered rum

$45 + tax and tip

apartmentthree.com

xoxo

Kristie

Kai Market @ the Sheraton Waikiki


Last week I had dinner with my parents at the Kai Market, located ocean front at the Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki.  The Hawaiian contemporary decor of Kai opens to an open lanai, ocean front, with live bands, and hula and fire dancers.  The buffet had a variety of seafood from shrimp to clams and fresh fish.  I tried the fresh bok choy, some macadamia nut crusted lamb chops with mint jelly, and the prime rib as well.   The desert Bar was fabulous.  I had a custard with a sweet jelly like garnish that looks like Ikura (large fish eggs), and mango pudding.  They had a variety of delicious deserts from fresh chi chi dango mochi or coconut crusted daifuku (azuki bean mochi), and portuguese sweet bread pudding, key lime pie, coconut tapioca, and chocolate haupia pie and trifles.  All the seafood went well with the Sauvignon Blanc I ordered as well.  Definitely one of my favorite buffets, along side with my favorite brunch spots, Hoku’s at the Kahala Mandarin, and Orchids, at the 5 star Halekulani.

Hours: Breakfast 6:00 a.m.–11 a.m. | Dinner 5:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
**Final seating 30 mins prior to closing.
Location: Ground floor overlooking the Infinity Edge Pool & Waikiki Beach
Reservations: 808-921-4600 or email: TDRC.Hawaii@starwoodhotels.com

Price Range:
* Breakfast – $28.95 per adult, $13.00 per child*
* Dinner – $51.00 per adult and $55.00 per adult on Seafood and Paniolo nights on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
*Children 1-5 yrs old eat free anytime, children 6-12 yrs old eat free with paying adult (one child per adult & cannot be combined with any other discount), Ages 13-16 yrs old receive 50% off the Adult price ($13.50 for breakfast and $24.50 for dinner)

My Blurry New Years


It started off by having drinks all afternoon at Femme Nu, where 3 of my girlfriends, and 2 other guys met me at Ichiriki for dinner.  We got bombed on beer, sake, guavatinis and shiso mojitos.  After that we all parked our cars at Pearl and consolidated.  Stacy and I walked in Pearl to use the bathroom before we head out to Yard House.  On the way to Yard House, she discovers she left her iPhone at Pearl and continued to call it until the bathroom attendant answered it.  They dropped us off and went back to get their phone.  The 4 of us walked over to Rum Fire where I lost my friends and watched the fireworks from the beach alone.  My other 2 friends, now back at Yard House, and my other friend who just met up txt me to come back to Yard House.  My phone is about to die, so I jump in a cab and head back to Yard House in the middle of the fireworks.  My phone is blowing up with about 10 people that I am suppose to meet at Kelly Oneil’s down the street. 

It’s 5 after midnight, and my girlfriend is wasted and wants to go downtown to see her Dad by Bar 35.  I have a lot of friend’s waiting for me, and I tell her that we should go to down the street to Kelly’s for 30 minutes, then we can go downtown for the rest of the night.  She didn’t listen and just left.  I figured she was wasted, but I was pretty pissed, and I told her to just go home, and not come meet up with us later.  Regardless, my other 3 friends came back from Rumfire, and we all walked over to Kelly Oneil’s. 

As we walked out of Yard House, 15 minutes after midnight, I got a hysterical call from some guy’s girlfriend.  I guess the night before I had met somebody, read my previous blog about the guy who I met at Femme Nu who tried to seduce me, then told me we can’t go back to his place because he had a girlfriend.  His girlfriend stalked my Facebook page, found my number, apparently follows my blogs now.  Because she calls me screaming that she read my blog.  Frustrated, because she had called me earlier as well, and just finishing a jack and water and a little buzzed, I screamed at her to stop fucking call me, and to come down to Kelly Oneil’s and talk to my face, but stop calling me.  She threatened me a bit, then refused to come down, because “she was hanging with her family.”

1st of all… Don’t believe everything you read.  Not everything you read on the internet is reliable.  These are stories, and sometimes entertainment, inspired from real events.

2nd of all… You need to be trippin on your man, not me, because if you believe everything you read, I DON”T WANT YOUR  FUCKING MAN! 

So we all walk back to my friends place nearby where I’m irritated by my phone blowing up by this girl.  So I think in my drunken stupor, I slam my iPhone on my friends granite counter.  It is no longer working.  So my 2 friends end up hooking up in the bedroom, where there is no door.  Trying to ignore them, we start our own party in the living room.  They are all drinking Four Loco, the malt beverage that has been illegalized because too many teenagers are dying off of it.  It is 13% alcohol.  I sipped on Seagrams Sweet Tea.  Great drink by the way!   After a while, I started crying about my ex, who my friend brought up, who everybody know’s I’ve always loved for 3 years.  And I play a drunk stupid ass for 5 minutes.  Then me and my girlfriend start fooling around and film everything. LOL!  It was a fun night! 

Then in the morning, my gf who left calls me because I have her car keys, and we all left our cars at Alamoana.  So we meet at Original Pancake house over on Kapiolani.  There’s a 30 minute wait, so we head over to Mai Tai to have breakfast and drinks.  All I eat is a couple pieces of sashimi, and 2 bloody marys.  Me and my girlfriend (the sober one) drive to northshore to pick up her son in La’ie.  We head to my place to get ready, and back to my other friends, where they drove my car to.  Shaking from lack of sleep, lack of food, and alcohol withdrawals, I drink to glasses of wine, and try some of my friends great greek salad, and bbq.  My stomach was jacked up so I didn’t get to eat too much.  We crash out here.

In the morning, I take 3 IB Profen.  After 10 minutes I start to feel super warm and fuzzy and drowsy.  I thought maybe I was still hanging.  But then my friend realized that they are actually Flexural.  I think they looked like Percocet.  But Anyhow.  We go back to the beach house and La’ie where I am trashed all day, but get to relax and try to rest.  After that, we drive to DnBs to take the kids to play, where I have 2 Corona’s.  At this point, I’m finally feeling better, but I know it’s time to sleep. 

It may be all confusing, but I drove responsibly this weekend. LOL! I left my car, and even had it towed at one point.