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Weekend specials

July 2nd, 2010
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Here are some stops to consider for weekend eats:

Otto Cake: Celebrates its 1st anniversary July 4 with a gift of free pancakes for those who drop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day with canned food for the hungry.
Otto Cake’s claim to fame is its cheesecakes, which has recently expanded to include more than 35 new flavors.
Check it out at 1160 Smith St. Regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Longhi’s: If you want an easier way to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks from Ala Moana Center, enter the mall early and make your dinner reservations at Longhi’s for a tableside view of the fireworks show, which begins at 8:30 p.m. over Magic Island.

The regular menu will be available from 4 to 6 p.m., then from 7 to 10 p.m. there will be a five-course set menu priced at $85 and $95 per person.
On the menu will be a white prawn cocktail, ahi carpaccio, walnut and pancetta pansoti with asparagus and Parmesan, followed by a choice of one of four entrees: ahi au poivre, shrimp and scallop Longhi, chicken Mediterranean, or filet mignon with Bernaise sauce. There will also be a dessert.
For reservations, call 947-9899.

Mariposa: You can also watch the fireworks from the third floor of Neiman Marcus, at an Independence Day Celebration taking place July 4. The cost is $95 per person, or $125 with paired wines for a dinner that includes the following:
Starter: Santa Margherita Prosecco
First course: Shrimp & Sausage Skewers with polenta cake, Maui onion peperonata, wild arugula and red wine-balsamic reduction. Wine: Glen Carlou, Chardonnay, South Africa 2008
Second course: “Fruit” Salad of Ho Farms tomatoes, avocado, nicoise olives, Ewa watermelon, frisee, feta cheese
and blood orange vinaigrette. Wine: Elk Cove Vineyards, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2008
Third course: Bay Scallop & King Crab Cocktail with avocado, Maui watercress, speck, and creamy tarragon dressing. Wine: Domaine de Triennes Viognier, Sainte Fleur, France 2008
Fourth course: Choice of
Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin with zucchini flower risotto, yellow summer beans and blackberry pinot noir sauce. Wine: Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County 2007
or
Wild Alaskan Salmon “Wellington” with Hamakua mushroom farro, spinach and blue crab butter. Wine: Francis Ford Coppola “Director’s Cut” Sonoma County 2008
Dessert course: Peach Melba with mascarpone cheese, raspberry coulis and lemon pound cake. Wine: Pacific Rim Vin de Glaciere Riesling, Selenium Vineyard, Columbia Valley2007

Elsewhere at Ala Moana Center, pick up a 20 percent savings pass at the customer service  office fronting Centerstage, or print one out from the www.alamoanacenter.com Web site, for 20 percent off one regular-priced item per participating restaurant, per day, through July 5.
Participating food vendors are:
Crack Seed Center (seeds only)
Donburiya dondon (excludes drinks and side orders)
Island Vintage Coffee
Lin’s Hawaiian Snacks (crack seed from jars only)
Lupicia
Patisserie la Palme D’Or (whole cakes and individual pastries only; excludes special orders)
Soba-Ya (excludes drinks and side orders)
Taco Del Mar
The Pacific Place Tea Garden (specialy iced tea or coffee drink, shave ice or acai bowls only)
Yami Yogurt (medium cup or wheat cone only)