Passport to… Polynesia

Polynesia stretches across the Pacific Ocean, encompassing numerous islands. Polynesian cuisine offers a variety of specialties, many of which highlight fresh seafood and exotic fruits. Influences from as far away as France to just across the Pacific in China and Japan give Polynesian cuisine a global appeal that is loved by many.

We felt June was the perfect month to highlight a tropical destination like the islands throughout Polynesia. The lighter fare of this part of the world is a great way to welcome the summer!

We start our menu with two delicious appetizers. Our Coconut Shrimp – hand-breaded with panko, shredded coconut and Ling’s secret spice mix – is the perfect way to start your culinary journey. Or you can try our Awesome Ahi Lettuce Wraps. Let’s be honest, there’s a reason we call them “awesome!”

For entrees, one of our favorites is Louie’s Loco Moco. The Loco Moco is a popular meal among surfers in Hawaii as it provides them with plenty of energy to hit the waves. Louie has added his own stamp on this rich treat with a savory red-wine mushroom gravy that is sure to please the masses.

If you want something lighter, yet still packed with deliciousness, try the Desert Island Poke Bowl. This delicious seafood dish is a staple throughout Hawaii and other Polynesian islands and it is making a big name for itself stateside. We take fresh ahi and marinate it in a light ginger-soy with pickled cucumber, onions and tomatoes.

No trip to tropical islands would be complete without tropical cocktails. Of course, we will be serving our signature Frozen Thai Mai, as it is the ultimate tropical libation! We also have other exotic cocktails such as our Lilikoi (also known as passion fruit) Martini and Mango Mana.

Each location will also be featuring a “tap takeover” of Kona Brewing Co. beers. Check with your favorite location to see what specialty brews they’ll be offering all month long.


THE MENU

Appetizers

Coconut Shrimp  coconut and panko crusted jumbo shrimp, pineapple salsa, sweet citrus chili sauce
Recommended Pairing: Mango Mana

Awesome Ahi Lettuce Wraps* (GF)  onions, water chestnuts, cilantro, Thai basil, light ginger-soy, pineapple salsa
Recommended Pairing: Lilikoi Martini

Entrees

Louie’s Loco Moco*   ­half-pound marinated beef patty topped with a savory red-wine mushroom gravy and sunny side-up egg, served over your choice of rice
Recommended Pairing: Ask your server for today’s Featured Tap

Hawaiian Sweet & Sour  pineapple-infused sweet & sour sauce, crispy spinach, pineapple salsa, and your choice of protein
Recommended Pairing: Frozen Thai Mai

Luau-Style Pork Sandwich   roasted pork, cabbage slaw, crispy onions and jalapenos, hoisin BBQ sauce
Recommended Pairing: Ask your server for today’s Featured Tap

Desert Island Poke Bowl* (GF)   marinated sashimi-grade ahi, pickled cucumber, onions and tomatoes, served over your choice of rice
Recommended Pairing: Margarita Niu

Cocktails

Frozen Thai Mai
Cruzan Mango and Pineapple Rums, light rum, tropical juices, Cruzan Black Strap Rum

Mango Mana 
Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila, Thai chili-infused Aperol, mango puree, fresh citrus, topped with prosecco

Lilikoi Martini
Cruzan Dark Rum, orgeat syrup, passion fruit puree, fresh citrus

Margarita Niu
Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila, mezcal, coconut puree, pineapple juice

Tap Takeover

Kona Brewing Company was founded in 1994 with the “Aloha Spirit,” a love for Hawaii’s pristine, natural beauty, and a fondness for local beer. More than 20 years later, Kona Brewing Company continues to produce quality beers, including our own Louie’s Pale Ale.

Throughout June, we will be featuring rotating handles of our favorite Kona Brewing Company beers. Be sure to ask your server which beers we currently have on tap for your drinking pleasure!

Learn more about our 2018 Passport Menus.

*  Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness; contains (or may contain) raw or undercooked ingredients.
(GF) Items can be made gluten free. Substitutions may apply. Not a gluten free kitchen.

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