Beat the heat at Taormina
Taormina Sicilian Cuisine has added a handful of midsummer dishes to its menu to take some of the heat out of 90-degree days.
The offerings begin with a refreshing peach bellini ($21) of champagne and peach puree, followed by executive chef Hiroyuki Mimura’s light, chilled summer spaghettini ($19) that won’t weigh you down. The pasta is tossed with a light tomato sauce, avocado, arugula, tomatoes and dill.
A peach compote ($12) over orange granite is a fantastic meal ender that won’t leave you in need of a siesta.
If you can stomach heavier dishes, a truffle-topped carbonara ($48) and tender slow-baked chicken with brown butter-caper sauce ($24) are not to be missed.
Taormina is at Waikiki Beach Walk, 227 Lewers St. Call (808) 926-5050.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.