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Mom’s the word: two options — DeLima and afternoon tea

April 29th, 2010

Mother’s Day is May 9, so time’s running out if you haven’t finalized plans.
Two options:

Comedy: Frank DeLima’s laff-fest at the Pagoda

Frank DeLima will present a pair of laugh-filled shows to honor moms, at noon (brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m.) for daytime audiences, and at 7:30 p.m. (buffet at 6 p.m.) for the night crowd, at the C’est Si Bon club at the Pagoda Hotel & Restaurant.
The events are billed as “Da DeLiMA DAY!”
DeLima, of course, is the Portuguese prince of comedy, known for his gags and his get-ups as Imelda Marcos, sumotori, and Tita Turner.
The brunch package is $42 for adults, $18.95 for children 3 to 10. The dinner show is $48 for adults $19.95 for children. Prices include tax, tip, meal and performance, and advance reservations are required.
Both menus will include Island-style steamed fish, Shichimi garlic chicken, salads and desserts. For brunch, guests can feast on carved-to-order roast sirloin of beef, eggs Florentine, Belgian waffles, fried rice and assorted breakfast meats. The dinner buffet will include selections of roast prime rib and Alaskan snow crab legs.
Validated parking is $3, available in the Ross parking structure, located off of Kanunu Street, behind the Rycroft Street facilities.
Reservations: 948-8379,

Fashions and tea: Moana caters to moms, daughters

What is emerging as a Mother’s Day tradition is the “Sugar and Spice Mother Daughter Tea,” set from noon to 3:30 pm. May 8 at The Veranda of the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. The last seating will be at 3 p.m.
The event features an informal fashion show of Cinnamon Girl attire, along with elegant tea and snacks from the Westin kitchen.
Nicole Fox, Miss Hawai’i 2008 will make a guest appearance in Cinnamon Girl fashions.
The classic tea service will be accompanied by dainty finger sandwiches and pastries, for $32.50 per person. A soup of the day serving will follow the finger sandwich service.
Finger sandwiches feature roast beef, spinach & tomato on Focaccia, tomato, cucumber and olive tapenade on French baguette with Boursin cheese, and smoked salmon and egg, with vegetarian options available. The sweet treats are served on a three-tiered European chinaware tray with warm buttery scones accompanied by Devonshire cream and lemon curd, a mango mousse pastry, a fresh fruit tart, salty chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and a green tea infused cream puff. Kaffir lime and lemongrass green tea sorbet adds to a refreshing finale.
An additional First Lady Tea offering includes the classic tea service followed by a plate of seasonal berries, plus a sparking dry rose wine, for $48 per person.
For young daughters, the classic child’s tea service ois $20 per child and includes chocolate milk, a juice or a smoothie choice, dainty sandwiches (ham and cheese, egg salad, tuna, peanut butter and jelly), and sweet treats such as a cupcake, jello and macaroons.
Reservations: 921-4600,
Complimentary valet parking is available at the Moana Surfrider, with validated self-parking at the Sheraton Princess Ka‘iulani garage.

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