After a day of sunset scoping on Tantalus, we headed over with some friends to one of my more recent Yelp finds; Livestock Tavern, a restaurant located in Honolulu’s Chinatown Art District. With a full bar, a selection of worldly wines, and a reputation to match, we were excited to try out items from their Winter Supper menu.
Warm Brie: Cranberry apple compote, walnuts, and toasted sourdough.
This was absolutely amazing! Brie is our favorite cheese, and frying it elevates it to a whole new level.
Tavern Burger: Bacon onion marmalade, gruyere, frisee, tomato, and brioche.
That bacon, onion marmalade….freakin genius.
Sea Urchin Pasta
Sea urchin, aka uni, is my “new thing” to try every possible chance I get. I first tried it at Arancino on Beachwalk, and ever since then I’ve been obsessed! This also came with caviar, which Jarden didn’t like, but I’m personally very fond of that “ocean-y” taste.
Pumpkin Stuffed Pasta: Kale, walnuts, and brown butter.
Why is brown butter so delicious? This was my friends dish, and I’m planning on ordering it next time I’m here for dinner!
This visit to Livestock Tavern held up to every one of my foodie expectations. I found that the menu was very original and innovative; I also like that they switch the menu every season. (It gives me an excuse to go every few months!)
Every single item we tried was extremely tasty, and I loved the hipster atmosphere that the place held. (You don’t see a lot of exposed brick in Hawaii, and I’m not kidding when I say that every single male waiter had a full grown beard! #PortlandVibes!)
Livestock Tavern is definitely on our list of restaurants we want to return to; they have a lobster roll that they serve during lunch that is calling my name. Definitely check out this up and coming spot, you won’t regret it!
49 North Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817