Big Time Benedict
As one of the Waikiki’s longest running restaurants (open since 1964), Hau Tree Lanai at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel has much to boast from its extensive Continental menu.
A beach-front view under the famous hau tree is the perfect place for a sunrise breakfast featuring popular eggs benedict dishes.
The Classic Eggs Benedict ($16) houses turkey, Canadian bacon, poached eggs on a grilled English muffin and house-made Hollandaise sauce.
“It takes a bit of effort,” says maître de cuisine Jay Waldhoff. “The Hollandaise sauce needs to be whipped up for a long time to get that consistency.”
That extra bit of effort really sets each benedict concoction apart from other establishments.
Also on the benedict menu are a Salmon Benedict Florentine made with seared fresh salmon, sautéed spinach, sweet onions and a dill Hollandaise sauce (also made in-house).
Fresh fish specials grace Hau Tree Lanai’s dinner menu and patrons can enjoy a meal with the wonderful sounds of Waikiki Beach in the background.
Hau Tree Lanai is open daily for breakfast (7-11 a.m.), lunch (11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday 12-2 p.m.) and dinner (5:30-9 p.m.).
Hau Tree Lanai
The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
2863 Kalakaua Ave.
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