Saturday, August 2, 2008

3660 on The Rise

I have been fortunate enough to be treated to several really great evenings at 3660 on The Rise. My family has gone to this restaurant for special occasions and graduation parties, and I've always been delighted to attend these events! Highly respected chef, Russell Siu, puts together an amazing menu of European, Pacific Rim, and Island-Style Cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. During this visit I joined my girlfriend Aimee and her family in celebration of her Master's degree! We sat right in front of the glass window that overlooked the kitchen. There, we got to watch as Chef Russell Siu gave his final approval and finishing touches as each of the plates went out to be served.

I started off with the Shichimi Seared Ahi Salad, which was big enough (and satisfying enough) to be my dinner. It was a bed of Nalo Greens topped off with Ahi cooked medium rare, grilled shiitake mushrooms, pea sprouts, won bok, red onions, crispy won ton, and a soy sesame dressing. This was a wonderful blend of vegetables and mushrooms with a well-balanced dressing that accented the salad and its key ingredients.

For dinner, I had the Masago Arare Crusted Ahi Steak. This was a steak of ahi cooked medium rare and coated with tiny balls of fried rice crackers topped with bonito and served with a yuzu butter sauce and a drizzle of kabayaki sauce. On the side were cispy roulades of watercress, which were very delicious in the yuzu/kabayaki sauce. I thought it was an interesting way to present the watercress, which was slightly tender, yet crispy. This was the perfect dish for me, because I LOVE yuzu, and also really like kabayaki sauce!

Also delicious was the classic Chinese Steamed Fillet of Fresh Snapper. The snapper was lightly seared and simmered in a chinese black bean broth. This is usually what I order when I come here, but I decided to try something new this time.

My girlfriend ordered the Baked Stuffed Breast of Chicken, which was filled with spinach, prosciutto, and provolone cheese, coated with fresh bread crumbs and a mushroom sherry sauce and tomato concasse. I sampled her dish and I enjoyed the spinach and prosciutto combination. She doesn't eat seafood, so she enjoyed it very much.

It wouldn't be a proper celebration unless we had dessert, so we all ordered some to share! It was a tough choice, but as always, I had to have the famous bread pudding. The flavors change, depending on the night and this time it was Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip! It was scrumptous as always!

The Wam Chocolate Souffle Cake is the other dessert that I was torn over, and luckily someone else ordered it. It was a decadent, oozy mix of chocolate, ice cream and mocha sauce. Need I say more?

So once again, 3660 on the Rise proved to be a great place for celebrating a special occasion! Congratulations Aimee!

3660 on the Rise
3660 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

1 comment:

LesliAnn said...

oh your favorite chef eh