It’s no illusion: Russell Siu’s menu at ‘Magic of Polynesia’

September 23rd, 2010
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“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.

2 Responses to “It’s no illusion: Russell Siu’s menu at ‘Magic of Polynesia’”

  1. Classic 59:

    The following sentence begs for clarification:

    "The new menu offers two options, a standard meal and a deluxe dinner served to visitors."

    One could interpret it several ways.
    Such as the "standard" meal is served to Kamaainas,
    while the deluxe dinner is served to tourists (visitors).

    I'm casting caution to the wind by guessing the author meant all guests at the Magic of Polynesia, can select either.

    In which case:
    "The new menu offers two options, a standard dinner and a deluxe dinner."
    would have been much simpler to comprehend.

    JMHO


  2. Wayne Harada:

    The "served to visitors" refers to the meal service -- the dinner is served at the table; this is not a buffet that is generally the offering at showrooms.