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Monthly Chef’s Selection Menu

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Press Release/April 4, 2013

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Monthly Chef’s Selection Menu
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It’s been two years since Bernini Honolulu, opened their doors on Waimanu Street.   During these two years, the staff at Bernini has had the pleasure of serving locals and visitors from all over the world award-winning, authentic Italian dishes.  To celebrate their 2nd anniversary, Bernini proudly announces a special monthly Chef’s Selection menu which will begin on April 16th, the actual date that marks their anniversary.

For the April Chef’s Selection, a variety of locally grown fresh vegetables such as beets and kale will be incorporated into the dishes.  One of the menu’s antipasto dishes includes lightly sautéed scallops infused with thyme topped with a puréed white kidney bean sauce.  The featured menu will also include Bernini’s popular, ‘Chicken Liver Pâté.’

“We’ve been very fortunate to have a great deal of support and patronage from our customers and the community.  It gives me much joy that we are able to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with the kick-off of this month’s Chef’s selection menu.  It is my hope that many of our current and new customers will be able to try it,” said owner Motoyo Koyata.

Chef’s Selection, April 2013

ANTIPASTI

Baked Local Beets on Asiago Cheese with Taleggio Cheese Sauce and Poached Egg   $16

Sautéed Scallop with Thyme and Puréed White Kidney Beans Sauce   $18

Homemade “Chicken Liver Pâté” with Crostini   $17

PASTA

Spaghetti with Sautéed Scampi and Shrimp Ragu Sauce and Mizuna   $26

Homemade Pasta ”Fettucine” with Lamb Meat Sauce and Herb Mascarpone Cream   $24

PIZZA

Pizza with Local Kale, Homemade Salsiccia, Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomatoes   $22

SECONDI

Pan-Seared Catch of the Day on Peperonata Sauce   $32

Roasted Duck Breast with Marsala Wine Sauce   $36

DOLCI

Tri-Colored Orange Tart (Tangor, Blood Orange, Local Orange)   $8

Apple Banana Mousse Wrapped with Thin Cut Chocolate and Rum Espuma   $8

The Bernini chefs and staff draw out the natural and best tasting flavors from only the finest ingredients and the freshest locally grown produce to serve authentic contemporary Italian dishes.
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1218 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 | 808-591-8400

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April 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm

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Catering M by Bernini Honolulu

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Press Release/March 20, 2013

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Catering M by Bernini Honolulu
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Bernini Honolulu established its catering division, Catering M by Bernini Honolulu, to offer the restaurant’s signature authentic contemporary Italian cuisine and superb service at the event or venue of the customers’ choice.

The menus of Catering M by Bernini Honolulu are designed to accommodate the customer’s needs.  The Cocktail Party Menu is for the casual home party and for those who would like to cook their own dishes but still enjoy a taste of the Bernini Menu.  The Party Menu features appetizers as well as some of the more popular Bernini dishes such as the Tagliata (Grilled Angus Beef Steak with Balsamic Reduction on a Bed of Arugula from Nalo Farms) and the homemade Tiramisu.  A Bernini Chef will create a custom and personalized dinner menu using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients for the Bernini Premium Dinner Menu.  This first-rate menu calls for a live display of the chef’s cooking skills for the customer and his/her guests.

“The Party Menu is highly recommended for the customer who would like to enjoy our authentic Italian dinners at their private venue.  In Hawaii we often get together with friends and family in casual settings and for that we’ve created the Cocktail Party Menu which can turn such a gathering into a lovely Italian dinner,” said the owner, Motoyo Koyata.

The Bernini chefs and staff draw out the natural and best tasting flavors from only the finest ingredients and the freshest locally grown produce to serve authentic contemporary Italian dishes.

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March 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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‘Ilima Award – Critic’s Pick (2012)

Press Release/October 11, 2012

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‘Ilima Award – Critic’s Pick (2012)
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Bernini Honolulu, an authentic contemporary Italian restaurant, was awarded for the category of “Critic’s Pick” at the recent ‘Ilima Awards.  This is the second consecutive year Bernini Honolulu was awarded the ‘Ilima Award.

The ‘Ilima Awards has been sponsored by the former Honolulu Advertiser and current Honolulu Star-Advertiser since 2002.  There are two sides to the restaurant category, selected by critics and readers.  The critic’s picks are composed of five local notable food critics.

“Hawaii is a chef’s paradise, there’s an abundance of seafoods and seasonal fruits as well as other fresh produce.  Other products which we cannot obtain in Hawaii, such as truffles, can be imported from Italy.  This allows me to come up with new menu ideas daily,” said Chef Tomokazu Fukuda.  “We are very honored to receive the ‘Ilima Award again this year.  We keep striving to serve authentic Italian dishes for our customers to enjoy in a warm and comfortable atmosphere,” said the owner, Motoyo Koyata.

Opening its doors in 2011, Bernini Honolulu is located on the Ewa side of Ala Moana Center on Waimanu Street.  The chefs and staff draw out the natural and best tasting flavors from the finest of ingredients and the freshest locally grown produce to serve exquisite contemporary Italian dishes.
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1218 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 | 808-591-8400

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October 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

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One-Year Anniversary

Press Release/April 12, 2012

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One-Year Anniversary
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April 16 marks the One-Year Anniversary of Bernini Honolulu.  In celebration of this milestone, Owner Chef Kengo Matsumoto and Chef Tomokazu Fukuda, have created a special Pescatore pasta dish to be added to the original menu.

The mouth-watering dish features al dente pasta topped with succulent prawns, calamari and fresh clams.  All of which are smothered in the chefs special sauce made from fish broth, saffron and leeks.  For an additional fee, special wines selected by Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo will also be paired with the dish, such as  Marco Felluga, Tocai Friulano Collio 2007.

“We are very happy to be able to celebrate our 1st anniversary with our customers and appreciate their continued patronage.  We continue to strive toward our goal of serving authentic Italian dishes by our chefs.  Please visit us and enjoy our special ‘Pescatore’ as well as our popular Roman Style Pizza, home made desserts and other tasty dishes from the original menu,” said the owner, Motoyo Koyata.  Pescatore will be available only for a limited time from Thursday, April 19 to 25 for $28.  Reservations are recommended.

Opening its doors in 2011, Bernini Honolulu is located on the Ewa side of Ala Moana Center on Waimanu Street.  The chefs and staff draw out the natural and best tasting flavors from the finest of ingredients and the freshest locally grown produce to serve exquisite contemporary Italian dishes.  In 2011, Bernini Honolulu was awarded for the category of “Best New Restaurant – Critic’s Choice” at the recent ‘Ilima Awards.

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1218 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 | 808-591-8400

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Contact: Yumi Ozaki | Email

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Written by berninihnl

April 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Posted in Menu

New Menu Debut

(Marinated Shrimp and Steamed Chicken infused with Dill on Shredded Green Papaya)

Press Release/February 29, 2012

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New Menu Debut
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Bernini Honolulu has been serving authentic contemporary Italian dishes since it opened its doors in April 2011.  After 10 months in business, the newly revised menu debuted earlier this month.

Featured within the revised menu is the “Marinated Shrimp and Steamed Chicken Infused with Dill on Shredded Green Papaya.”  A cold antipasti with juicy and moist chicken, the shredded green papaya is a refreshing condiment that heightens the flavor of the shrimp and chicken.  Also added is the “Boscaiora,” a linguine pasta dish with porcini mushrooms and homemade sausage.  Served hot, al-dente linguine is topped with a savory medley of prochini mushrooms, our homemade sausage and a light cream sauce.

“We are very happy to introduce our new menu created our chefs.  ‘Prosciutto e Mascarpone’ pizza has been a popular daily special and now we will be featuring it on our regular menu for our guests to enjoy anytime they wish.  We would like to keep introducing authentic Italian dishes using fresh local ingredients in the near future,” said the owner, Motoyo Koyata.

The chefs and staff select only the finest of ingredients and the freshest locally grown produce to serve contemporary Italian dishes and draw out the natural and best tasting flavors from those ingredients.

You can see the complete new menu as well as our recently improved wine list here.

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1218 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 | 808-591-8400

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February 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Press Release /November 16, 2011

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Thanksgiving Dinner

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Bernini Honolulu, an authentic contemporary Italian restaurant, will introduce its first custom five course “Thanksgiving Dinner at Bernini Honolulu” menu beginning Friday, November 18 to Thursday, November 24.  These dishes are all exclusive Bernini Honolulu menu items and will only be available during this time.  Due to limited ingredients, only 20 meal servings are offered per day.

Thanksgiving Dinner

at Bernini Honolulu

Antipasto

Terrine of Local Avocado, Tomato and King Crab

Zuppa

Pumpkin Soup  – Cappuccino Style

Primo Piatto

“Mare e Monte”

Spaghetti with Clams and Mushrooms

Secondo Piatto

“Galantina” of Turkey and Sautéed Foie Gras

with Bernini Style Cranberry Sauce

Dolce

Chestnut Tart

Fifty Five Dollars per Person

 Tax and Gratuity Not Included

The”Galantina” style turkey stuffed with homemade Italian sausage and mushrooms, a juicy offering served special cranberry sauce.  Our chestnut tarts are diligently made from scratch after peeling the nuts one by one.  This tart is available only once a year.

“We would like to offer more limited menu using seasonal ingredients.  Please try our new type of turkey dish with foie gras this year,”  said the owner Motoyo Koyata.

The chef and his staff select only the finest of ingredients and the freshest locally grown produce to serve contemporary Italian dishes and draw out the natural and best tasting flavors from those ingredients.

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Bernini Honolulu | http://www.BerniniHonolulu.com | facebook
1218 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 | 808-591-8400

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Contact:Yumi Ozaki | Email

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Written by berninihnl

November 17, 2011 at 8:35 am

Posted in Menu

‘Ilima Awards, Best New Restaurant – Critic’s Choice

Press Release / October 18, 2011

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‘Ilima Awards, Best New Restaurant – Critic’s Choice

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Bernini Honolulu, an authentic contemporary Italian restaurant, was awarded for the category “Best New Restaurant – Critic’s Choice” at the recent  ‘Ilima Awards.

The ‘Ilima Awards have been sponsored by then Honolulu Advertiser and current Honolulu Star-Advertiser since 2002.  There are two sides for best restaurant categories, critic’s choice and reader’s choice.  The critic’s choice is chosen by the five notable food critics in Hawaii.

“We are very honored to receive this ‘Ilima Award.  We keep striving to serve authentic Italian dishes for our customers to enjoy.  We are currently working on the new menu, so please visit us soon,”  said owners Chef Kengo Matsumoto and Motoyo Koyata.

The chef and his staff select only the finest of ingredients and the freshest locally grown produce to serve contemporary Italian dishes and draw out the natural and best tasting flavors from those ingredients.

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Bernini Honolulu | http://www.BerniniHonolulu.com | facebook
1218 Waimanu Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 | 808-591-8400

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Contact:Yumi Ozaki | Email

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Written by berninihnl

October 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Posted in General