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Sunday, November 27, 2016

BAKERY AND TABLE

BAKERY AND TABLE
938 PIIKOI STREET
HONOLULU, HI  96814
808-592-7777
HOURS:  Monday (Closed)
                 Tuesday thru Sunday (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM) Dinner 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                 Tuesday thru Sunday Bakery open 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                 Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
              
Bakery and Table took over the the former stylish space that housed an upscale appliance store on Piikoi.  To say they remodeled the place is an understatement.  What used to be a kitchen showcasing large refrigerators and expensive ranges, now is a beautiful, bright indoor/outdoor space that is impressive and inviting.  The large downstairs bakery with an open ceiling includes a dining area, bakery, deli and coffee shop.  Just wondering around downstairs was fun.  Loved looking at the dozens of pastries, sandwiches, breads and snack items.  Loved the look and feel of this place and the employees made us feel welcome with bright smiles.  We walked upstairs and I had one of the "wow" moments where I stood at the top and looked out and the dining area, bar and lanai.  Wow...one of the most beautiful spaces in Honolulu.  Open, bright, clean and welcoming.  I naturally gravitated to the outdoor lanai where I found a wall of water, gorgeous artwork, comfortable seating and a bar.  A worker followed me out and happily explained that the outdoor space is primarily used for Happy Hour and at night.  She pointed out the water walls and said that at night they also light up with fire.  She said to come back for Happy Hour as it is very popular with $2 beers and very inexpensive Sushi and Oysters.  I was hooked and wanted to stay until 4:30 even though we were there for a weekend Brunch.  We were seated inside next to large windows that looked out over busy Piikoi Street.  Not many customers on this weekend day which kind of surprised me because this place is really cool.  We received large blue goblets of ice water and menus that were a bit light on the ink.  I tried the Classic French Onion Soup ($9) and loved it.  Covered in cheese and filled with onions and a light but flavorful broth that was delicious.  Others at the table tried this soup and also loved it.  I would go back again just to enjoy the French Onion Soup.  The Clam Chowder ($9) was also good with large pieces of clam, corn, bacon and ham.  Lots of flavors going on here but not enough Clam taste.  Really good though and you can tell they don't scrimp on quality ingredients.  The Roasted Beet Salad ($12) was beautiful on the plate.  A sea of color and textures that even include flowers.  The beets were roasted to perfection and delicious.  There was a little too much of the Blue Cheese foam which might be better tasting if they just used Blue Cheese crumbles.  Great salad though.  We all enjoyed it.  I went with the Vongole ($19).  This pasta was cooked perfectly and there were a good amount of small clams in the shell which I liked.  The sauce was very light and included thinly sliced red chilis which added a little kick when you got one.  The flavor of this dish was really good but not great.  The Carbonara ($17) came to the table and we all were impressed with the poached egg on top.  Once you slice the egg, the rich yolk coats the pasta and adds a lot of flavor.  The sauce included mushrooms, bacon, cream and fresh herbs.  Three people tried this dish and we all liked it.  The restaurants signature dish Baked Katsu Curry ($16) was a large portion of Chicken Katsu over white rice and covered with a rich and powerful Curry Sauce filled with onions.  Cheese was placed over the top and the dish was baked in the oven.  I liked that the chicken remained moist and also enjoyed the onions in the sauce.  This is a big dish of Curry that should fill most people up.  Whether it is worthy of being a Signature dish is questionable to me.  The Desserts were presented and I could not leave the place without trying the large Chocolate Bread Pudding ($12).  This huge ball is served at the table and the waitress pours the warm sauce over the chocolate ball.  The chocolate shell begins to melt giving way to piece of warm and gooey Bread Pudding.  Everyone loved this dish.  It is a chocolate bomb and I loved it.  All in all we loved Bakery and Table.  I think this place is misunderstood and under marketed because the space, food and service are all really good.  Heck I am ready to go back for Happy Hour tomorrow.  You will see me back here with family and friends.
             
BAKERY AND TABLE IS LOCATED AT THE OLD SUB ZERO/WOLF BUILDING ON PIIKOI
BRIGHT, OPEN CLEAN AND INVITING - LOVE THIS PLACE!
FRESH BAKERY ITEMS 
YUMMY!!!
FRESH BREADS AND BAGUETTES
AMAZING SANDWICHES




LOWER DINING ROOM ALSO INCLUDES COFFEE BAR AND DELI
NOT A BAD PLACE TO START YOUR MORNING
TAKE AWAY SALADS AND SNACKS
DESSERTS AVAIABLE FOR TAKE OUT
VIEW FROM UPSTAIRS
UPSTAIRS LEADS TO DINING AREA, SMALL BAR AND AN INCREDIBLE LANAI
THE OUTDOOR LANAI IS COOL
OUTDOOR SEATING AREA WITH FIRE PIT
OUTDOOR BAR OPENS FOR HAPPY HOUR AT 4:30 PM TUESDAY THRU SUNDAY 
GREAT OPEN AREA IN THE MIDDLE OF HONOLULU
WATER WALL TURNS TO FIRE AND WATER AT NIGHT
INDOOR SEATING FOR BRUNCH
BAKERY AND TABLE BRUNCH MENU
BAKERY AND TABLE LUNCH MENU
ATTENTION TO DETAILS HERE ARE AMAZING 
FRESH BAKED BREAD WITH GARLIC AND HERB BUTTER
WHAT'S BRUNCH WITHOUT A LITTLE BUBBLY
CLASSIC FRENCH ONION SOUP
CLAM CHOWDER
BEET SALAD
VONGOLE
CARBONARA
BAKED CHICKEN KATSU CURRY
KATSU CURRY WILL FILL YOU UP
THE DESSERT CART AT BREAD AND TABLE
CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING
WARM SAUCE POURED OVER THE CHOCOLATE SHELL
SAUCE MELTS THE CHOCOLATE
SLOWLY MELTS AWAY GIVING WAY TO A WARM BREAD PUDDING
COULDN'T WAIT TO DIG INTO THE MELTED CHOCOLATE
BAKERY AND TABLE BREAD PUDDING IS WORTH A VISIT HERE
TRY THE HAPPY HOUR ON THE TERRACE.  I'LL BE THERE SOON!!!


HAWAII FOOTBALL TAILGATE PARTY AND SKY BOX

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL
ALOHA STADIUM

Enjoyed a great tailgate party, Sky Suite and Hawaii win vs Massachusetts.  What a great day and night at Aloha Stadium.  We started in the parking lot with ESPN1420 Radio throwing a tailgate party with really good food catered by Aloha2Go.  Aloha2Go is owned by the Farmer Brothers who are former Hawaii football players.  They have a great little business that brings food from Hawaii restaurants right to your home or business.  Or in this case a parking lot.  The food on this windy Saturday in Hawaii was Southern BBQ from Nashville's in Aloha Tower and it was delicious.  Ribs, Pulled Pork, Corn Bread, Cole Slaw and Macaroni Salad plus some Chocolate Macadamia Nut Ice Cream.  This was good food.  The ribs were moist and really didn't need sauce.  Flavored with a delicious rub.  Loved the food and great Aloha spirit of ESPN and Aloha2Go.  They really made everyone feel welcome and served up a really tasty and fun tailgate party.  We were fortunate to have a Sky Suite for this game that also allowed us to visit the field during the game.  Spent time on the field watching some good football and then made our way up to the Sky Suites and then the Press Box.  Love going up to the Press Box to visit friends who do the radio and television commentary for the University of Hawaii.  Great group of people that I am fortunate to know.  Also cruised into the Chancellor's Sky Box to enjoy watching a few plays with friends.  Our Sky Box was the perfect way to watch Hawaii football.  Seats for 20 guests with your own beer, wine and soft drink bar along with a sumptuous buffet.  Not a bad place to watch the game and visit with customers and friends.
Click link below to view previous post on Aloha Stadium Sky Suites;

ESPN1420 RADIO HOSTED OUR TAILGATE PARTY
ALOHA2GO CATERED THE TAILGATE WITH GREAT FOOD, BEER AND WINE
HIGHLY RECOMMEND ORDERING FOOD FROM ALOHA2GO
THE FARMER BROTHERS OWN ALOHA2GO AND THEY ARE GREAT GUYS
PULLED PORK
BBQ RIBS
CORN BREAD WAS AMAZING
SOME OF THE BEST MACARONI SALAD AND COLE SLAW I HAVE EVER TASTED
RICH MIANO (LEFT) DOES TELEVISION COMMENTARY AND JOHN VENERI (RIGHT)
DOES RADIO COMMENTARY FOR UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOOTBALL
SHELDON NAGATA FOR ESPN1420 RADIO LOVES THE CHOCOLATE MAC ICE CREAM
MY WORKOUT BUDDY AND OC SPORTS GUEST HOST LEONARD PETERS
WATCHING PREGAME SHOW WITH LEONARD PETERS, NATE ILAO AND KANOA LEAHEY
MASSACHUSETTS FOOTBALL TEAM TAKES THE FIELD
SPENT SOME TIME ON THE FIELD WITH THE WARRIOR FOOTBALL TEAM
LOVE FIELD PASSES AT ALOHA STADIUM
WARRIOR PRIDE
NOT A BETTER SEAT IN THE HOUSE
ALOHA STADIUM SKY BOX
WE ENJOYED THE GAME IN THE KAUAI SUITE
GREAT VIEW PLUS SIX TELEVISIONS IN THE SKY BOX SUITE
SKY BOX INCLUDES BUFFET
SALADS, SANDWICHES AND FRUIT
FRIED CHICKEN
PASTA WITH MEATBALLS

WOULD NOT BE A FOOTBALL GAME WITHOUT HOT DOGS
CONDIMENTS AND COOKIES
ICE CREAM TOO!
SKY BOX HAS SOME OUTDOOR SEATING WITH TELEVISIONS
NICE WAY TO ENJOY THE GAME
CHANCELLORS SUITE
ENJOYING THE ANTICS OF TELEVISION COMMENTATOR RICH MIANO
LOCAL TELEVISION ANNOUNCERS BOX