WINE AND DINE AT THE ARTISAN LOFT : DEAN & DELUCA unveils renewed wine lounge and menu at The Ritz-Carlton location

Kunoa Farms Bone Marrow Ahi Tar Tar

Kunoa Farms Bone Marrow Ahi Tar Tar

(Honolulu, HI)— Away from the bustle and the midday heat of Kalakaua Avenue is an afternoon oasis in the form of a bright and light-filled loft space on the second floor in DEAN & DELUCA at The Ritz-Carlton Residence, Waikiki Beach.  

The Artisan Loft at DEAN & DELUCA offers a level of luxury and serenity that are unique in Waikiki. The renewed space features wood-grained tables and comfortable Italian-import chairs and wrap-around lounge seating that accent the crisp, linen white interior. Wall-to-wall windows offer views of the blue skies that peek through lush greenery that line Kuhio Avenue.

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Guests are then welcomed to order off of the renewed gourmet menu by recently appointed Executive Chef Kevin Carvalho. Since beginning his tenure in April at DEAN & DELUCA Hawaii, Chef Carvalho has worked to incorporate local ingredients in his creations. “Being able to see a product from harvest to service is what it’s all about,” says Carvalho. “When I’m not cooking, I’m hunting and gathering for ingredients to cook.”

The renewed menu features a true epicurean experience with dishes of note listed below.

KUNOA FARMS BONE MARROW AHI TARTAR WITH MICRO HERBS
Local bone marrow from Kunoa Farms Kauai with ahi tartar, heirloom pesto, fennel, micro basil, caviar, crostini and Hawaiian black lava salt.

SMOKED SALMON SASHIMI WITH CREAM CHEESE, AVOCADO, CRISPY CAPERS AND BIG ISLAND HONEY PICKLED IKURA
Citrus dill cream cheese, avocado puree, crostini taro sweet bread, salmon cured in house for 24 hours, then double smoked with kiawe and hickory, fried crispy capers, ikura from japan that is pickled with big island honey, fennel and garlic flower.

SCALLOP & FOIE GRAS WITH WILD BERRY JAM AND BROWN BUTTER POWDER
Seared Hokkaido Japan scallops & Hudson Valley foie gras, minute jam with seasonal wild berries made in house, dusted with brown butter snow, Mari’s micro greens.

The Artisan Loft at DEAN & DELUCA is open daily from 3:00 – 10:00 PM, with Happy Hour from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Walk-ins are welcome.

Scallop & Foie Gras

Scallop & Foie Gras

Smoked Salmon Sashimi

Smoked Salmon Sashimi

About DEAN & DELUCA

The original DEAN & DELUCA opened for business in September 1977 in SoHo, New York City through the efforts of Giorgio DeLuca--a school teacher turned cheese merchant--and Joel Dean, a business manager at a publisher. They dreamed of creating a place that would offer customers a sumptuous celebration of food and a venue to experience all of the pleasures that cooking, and eating can bring.

In 1988, Dean & Deluca relocated to a 10,000 square feet street-level space at the corner of Broadway and Prince Street with a redesigned concept of an outdoor marketplace. Today, DEAN & DELUCA boasts ten locations across the continental U.S.A. including New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte, North Carolina; Leawood, Kansas, and Napa Valley, California. DEAN & DELUCA can also be found globally with 55 locations, including Hawaii.

 

DEAN & DELUCA HAWAII

Address:            The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach
383 Kalaimoku St., 1F
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone:              (808) 729 – 9720
Business Hours:  7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Daily
The Artisan Loft: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Happy Hour:       3:00 PM – 6:00 PM         

Address:            Royal Hawaiian Center
2233 Kalakaua Ave., Building B, #B110f
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone:              (808) 492 – 1015
Business Hours:  7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Daily

Credit Cards Accepted:     Visa, Master, JCB, AmEx, Diners, Discover
Parking:                         Validated Parking Available
Free WiFi:                      Yes

Website:            www.deandeluca-hawaii.com
Facebook:         @deananddelucahawaii
Instagram:         @deananddelucahawaii