So I'll start my review with my final verdict:
I LOVE Town!!! It's a quintessential local restaurant; the ambience, location and food creates an inviting experience highlighting Hawaiian hospitality with locally grown organic ingredients and innovative combinations that can only be conceived here on this heavenly island of dreams.
Alright, so I'm a little rusty after the Holidays, so bear with me... Located on the corner of of a mixed-use, res/comm neighborhood, Town is housed in charm and quaintness of a modern island cottage; adorned in holiday festivity, the truth warmth of this dining venue shone brightly through its large windows with the liveliness of happy diners being entertained and I was psyched!
Inside was definitely indicative of the exterior and more; a modern take on interiors that managed to retain a warm cosy feeling (albeit a little loud- hard finishes has its drawback, designers...). Having done some reconnaissance about Town, I quickly learned of Chef/Owner Ed Kenney, who's mantra: 'local first, whenever possible with aloha always' clearly indicated by the care and deliciousness of the dishes coming out of his kitchen, enlightened me to the endless possibility of high quality Hawaiian cuisine. And judging by the holiday party that we were privy to that night, he clearly had a close relationship with the local growers and farms; he's in fact, on the board of directors for MA'O Organic Farms, which the entire company seemed to congregate en masse in full holiday cheer.
As you peruse through the menu, the explanations are deceptively simple; the description looks like any other menu in any restaurant in any city. And although it's seem to be a problem of luxury, it does set my mind spinning. But the knowledge of their care in local organics, this island can boast some of the best fruits and vegetables I've ever had-so that narrowed down the choices.
We started with The Grilled Flatbread + Yakon, (root vegetable resembling Yams) + Radishes + Gorgonzola Dolce Latte + Parsley. Not knowing exactly what to expect, I was ostensibly surprised when the dish arrived to the table; large, thinly sliced Yakon with colorful discs of radishes covered the glistening, crusty flatbread. But what a great dish - the crispy vegetables contrasted the sharp Gorgonzola bite and the creamy Olive oil with soft yet crunchy, chewy carbs. I LOVE THIS TO DEATH! Definitely would come back to Town just to eat this again..
Seriously, as nights go, Town could do no wrong! I think I'm in love..with their food...marry me...
Needles to say, Starfruit tastes great with Honey!
If you haven't figured it out by now, I am so impressed with Town, it's a definite must go to place in Honolulu, and the next time, I promise to get there for Brunch so I can stay and eat ther the enitre day until dinner!
Ratings (Out of Five Stars)