Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tango contemporary cafe - May 2, 2009

The weekend is my breakfast indulgence part of the week, so today was Tango. They started a new menu yesterday and I wanted to be one of the first ones for the new breakfast menu.

I had the Florentine Benedict with a side order of turkey sausage. Yes, I wanted my favorite items together - eggs, spinach and turkey. It was lovely and tasty. I think they have the best hollandaise sauce in town, fluffy and not overpowering.

But I wished I had ordered what someone else was eating, the "Loco Moco" Benedict. Please read my press release below for a better description of it and other new menu items.

I am putting Tango as one of my favorite breakfast places! It will come after Hau Tree Lanai and Kahala Hotel's Plumeria Cafe buffet.

New menu at
Tango contemporary cafe
Starts May 1st

HONOLULU, HAWAII (May 1, 2009)—Chef Görnan adds new menu items and favorite recipes from his past repertoire at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Tango’s menu is a wonderful mixture of European delights, local faire, and culinary brilliance with a very affordable price tag.

Some of the new menu items include:
• For breakfast – “Loco Moco” Eggs Benedict. It’s not what you think, it’s tender and glazed juicy braised beef on two formed circles of fried rice, perfectly poached eggs stacked on top with hollandaise sauce. That’s what you call “broke da mouth” with Finnish style for $9.50.
• For lunch – a new menu of daily specials Monday through Friday – the Wednesday daily special is Scallops and Shrimp in Lobster Cream – “this was a huge hit when he used to make it at the Prince”, says owner Tami Orozco, and it’s only $12.50.
• For dinner – Mustard Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with roasted garlic thyme jus and onion mashed potato – the lamb melts in your mouth with crusted flavors of herbs for $23.50.

Tango contemporary café takes a minimalist approach in both it’s décor and menu. Large Marimekko Unikko panels — which are classic Finnish floral fabrics, a tribute to Streng’s heritage — line one side of the wall; whimsical globular pendant lights draw attention to the vertical height of the room; and faux birch trees and reeds divide the dining area down the middle. Stained picnic tables and upholstered benches can be found on one side and a long banquette with two-top tables on the other. The space and decor work harmoniously.

Streng takes the same less-is- better approach with the menu. He keeps it simple. Nothing complicated. Nothing intimidating. And all of it understandable.

As a member of the elite Hawaiian Island Chefs, Streng understands the importance of using fresh local ingredients and having the flavors stand for themselves.

Tango will have your taste buds dancing and your wallet singing.

Tango contemporary café
at the Hokua
1288 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 120
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: 593-7288

Breakfast : Monday - Friday, 7 am - 10 am;
Sat & Sun, 8 am - 10:30 am
Lunch : Daily, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Dinner : Daily, 5 pm - 9:30 pm

1 comment:

  1. You spelt Chef's name wrong... it is Goran Streng.