Monday, May 4, 2015

Taormina celebrates mango season

Nadine Kam photos
Taormina executive chef Hiroyuki Mimura presents bite-sized versions of his Mango Tango salad.

In celebration of mango season, Taormina Sicilian Cuisine executive chef Hiroyuki Mimura has added a couple of new mango dishes and apƩritifs to his menu.

Suited to the warm summer ahead, he’s offering a light and refreshing Mango Tango Salad ($15)with satisfying bites of shrimp, prosciutto, avocado and locally grown cherry tomatoes and cucumbers that blend with the freshness of the fruit. Basil and lime zest brighten the dish, and chopped pistachios lend their pleasant crunch.

The main attraction.

For dessert, there’s a Hawaiian Blossom mango panna cotta ($9) that has a guilt-free light texture, topped with mango jelly and fresh mangoes.

If you’re walking in from the heat, cool down with a sip of Mango Bellini ($14) or Mango Spritzer ($9).

All items will be offered through June 30.
Taormina Sicilian Cuisine is at Waikiki Beach Walk, 227 Lewers St. Call (808) 926-5050.

The Mango Tango salad, and below, broken down into a bite size portion with shrimp visible.

Light Hawaiian Blossom mango panna cotta won’t weigh you down in the summer heat.

Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

The Mango Spritzer and in the background, Mango Bellini with Prosseco and mini scoop of mango sorbet.

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