Feasting for good

Bethel Union was one of 19 restaurants participating in this year’s The Good Table event benefitting Lanakila Pacific’s Meals on Wheels and other programs.

The event took place Oct. 6, with diners purchasing a single table available at each of the restaurants, for a memorable meal created for the evening, separate from the  regular menu.
Dinner at Bethel Union started with a charcuterie and cheese platter followed by a wonderful creamy cauliflower and carrot soup and Caesar salad.

Next came a whole opakapaka that had been steamed in wine and herbs, and served with lemon preserves, grilled vegetables and squid ink risotto.

As if this were not satisfying enough the second main course was it Mediterranean marinated grilled New York steak.

By this time we were full but still managed to have some room for pappardelle topped with Kauai shrimp, and finally, a trio of housemade desserts including tiramisu and a chocolate torte.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit hundreds of kupuna served by Lanakila Meals on Wheels. Last year the organization delivered more than 260,000 meals.

The other participating restaurants were Alan Wong’s restaurant, Burgers and Things, Buzz’s, Duke’s Waikiki, Eating House 1849, Hank’s Haute Dogs, Hard Rock Cafe, Herringbone, La Tour Cafe, Moke’s Bread and Breakfast, Michel’s, Mud Hen Water, MW restaurant, 100 Sails, The Pig and the Lady, Tango, 3660 on the Rise, and Yauatcha.