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SWEET (AND SAVORY) DREAMS ARE MADE OF THESE : Taormina Sicilian Cuisine Unveils Seasonal Mango ‘Songare’ Summer Menu

  • Taormina Sicilian Cuisine 227 Lewers St Honolulu United States (map)

Mango Season at Taormina Sicilian Cuisine has become an annual event that fills gourmands with anticipation over the exquisite creations of Regional Executive Chef Hiroyuki "Hiro" Mimura. This year, Chef Hiro gives the Mango menu a dreamy upgrade that is sure to please.


Featuring local Hayden mangoes and plenty of edible flora, the three dishes are an Italian dream or songare. The limited Mango ‘Songare’ Summer menu will be available at Taormina Sicilian Cuisine from now, while local mango ingredients are available. 


Four pieces of raw Fanny Bay oysters come with a mango mignonette sauce topping that features ‘Nduja spreadable pork salami from Calabria, Italy, along with sea asparagus and ogo seaweed. Additional $6 per oyster is available upon request.


Succulent Spanish octopus topped with Hayden Mangoes, a homemade chili pepper vinaigrette and Hearts-of-Fire microgreens.


A gorgeous cheesecake custard with fresh Hayden Mangoes.


Mango season at Taormina isn't complete without their Mango Cocktails! The mango cocktails, nearly as popular as the dishes, are ideal for cooling off during the hot summer months. This year, the team let the star ingredient speak for itself in the Mango Bellini ($14), Mango Mojito ($14), and the non-alcoholic Mango No-jito ($12).

About Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Opened in 2007, Taormina Sicilian Cuisine is one of the top Italian fine dining destinations in Hawaii. True to his Italian training, Regional Executive Chef Hiroyuki “Hiro” Mimura’s authentic Sicilian cuisine often features hand cut pastas, fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients for a menu that shines with unforgettable dishes that tell a great story. The wine list is as persnickety as it is superb—curated to pair perfectly with Chef Hiro’s fare. His signatures, including the uni pasta, Frutti di Mare and Bolognese Alla “Siciliana,” have garnered an impressive following both locally and abroad. The restaurant also features seasonal dishes such as the mango menu.

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Address:     227 Lewers St., Honolulu HI
Phone:        (808) 926 - 5050
Business Hours:    11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Sunday - Thursday)
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Friday & Saturday)
Instagram:            @taorminasiciliancuisine