By Wayne Harada
“Magic of Polynesia,” the magic show at the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel, is upgrading its dinner offerings with a fresh menu devised by award-winning Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise.
Roberts Hawaii, parent company of “Magic of Polynesia,” also has renovated the Waikiki showroom, whose décor resembles the inside of a volcano, and tweaked the production featuring magician John Hirokawa with six new large-scale illusions mixed with comedy and costumed dances.
By partnering with Siu, “Magic of Polynesia” strives to upgrade the dining experience. The restructured show updates the entertainment centerpiece.
The new menu offers two options, a standard meal and a deluxe dinner served to visitors.
The standard menu includes burgundy braised short ribs of beef with mushroom bacon jus scented with truffle oil and pan-seared mahimahi in lomi tomato butter sauce; dessert is passion mango cheesecake.
The deluxe deal includes fire roasted tenderloin of beef with wild mushroom jus and a seafood lau lau comprised of spinach, scallops, fish and lobster wrapped and steamed in ti leaf with lomi tomato butter sauce; dessert is passionberry mousse.
For details, go to www.MagicofPolynesia.com; for reservations call the box office at 971-4321 or (877) 971-4321.