Hawaii's largest, award-winning tour vessel, the Star of Honolulu, offers a seven-course Summer-inspired menu from July through September on its signature Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise.
Chef de Cuisine Adam Gilbert showcases Summer's freshest and finest ingredients, found locally and around the world, in an innovative yet classic French style feast. At the exclusive Captain's Welcome Reception on the STAR's 60-foot-high top deck, guests sample a selection of Summer canapes served butler-style and a Hawaiian Bellini to commence the evening. They are then escorted into the lavish, newly renovated Art Deco Super Nova room, where a refreshing chilled red and gold beet soup is presented, accompanied by saffron crème fraiche and cucumber caviar. The subsequent salad includes grilled compressed watermelon, baby rocket lettuce and crispy pancetta, dressed with balsamic reduction and watermelon vinaigrette.
Featured in the first main entree is a live Maine lobster poached in a season-infused butter broth. It is paired with a lobster risotto, English pea puree, Tsar Nicoulai caviar and Kahuku corn beurre blanc. Next, to dazzle and cleanse the palate, savor a tangy tangerine sorbet intermezzo. The second main course showcases a top grade of meat, prime tenderloin of beef, premium aged and highly marbled for intense flavor that melts in your mouth. This succulent selection is complemented by ratatouille, potato gratin, foie gras torchon and bordelaise sauce.
The evening comes to a sweet ending with honey rum roasted peaches, macadamia nut macaroon, peach ice cream, Summer berries and Frasier cream.
On the Star of Honolulu's Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise, the ambiance is as memorable as the food. Live Jazz music by some of Oahu's top artists creates a relaxing and refined atmosphere. Throughout the voyage, wrap-around windows offer stellar sunset and coastline views.
The Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz Cruise is offered nightly, departing from Pier 8 at Aloha Tower Marketplace at 5:30 p.m. All-inclusive VIP welcome, dinner, live Jazz show, super premium beverages and after dinner cart drink service, is $179.00 per person. Round-trip private stretch limousine and motorcoach transportation from the Waikiki area is also available for an additional $65.00 and $11.00 per person, respectively.
The 1,500-passenger Star of Honolulu was custom-built with three types of stabilizers for smooth sailing in Hawaiian waters. In addition, the STAR is Hawaii’s only A.D.A. compliant ship. For reservations or more information, please call toll-free at 1-800-334-6191 or visit http://www.starofhonolulu.com. In Hawaii, dial (808) 983-STAR (7827).