Hawaii has a unique culinary culture, largely because it’s stuck between the American mainland, Japan, and the mile-wide band of teriyaki sauce that runs along the equator. Explore Hawaiian-inspired plates with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Hawaiian-Inspired Dinner
The dinner menu celebrates Executive Chef Carol Wallack's penchant for Hawaiian-inspired cuisine. Dishes include artichoke fritters with truffle aioli and soy-lime sauce ($8); duck breast beside lemongrass risotto, baby bok choy, and coconut butter ($24); and pepper-and-sesame-crusted halibut with chinese broccoli, ramps, and black-rice pilaf ($26).
Even in the dead of a Chicago winter, chef Carol Wallack and her crew imbue Sola Restaurant with the warmth of the Hawaiian islands. In the kitchen, Carol relies on locally sourced, sustainable ingredients to craft Hawaiian-inspired fare, balancing sweet and spicy flavors in dishes such as poke, a raw fish salad. Her passion for the Pacific sun and surf continues into the dining room, where a sandy color scheme and soft, lantern-like lighting evoke an evening spent stranded on a deserted island. Each month brings special announcements, such as a celebrated ingredient on which Wallack places special emphasis. The wine and beer lists also continually evolve along with the menu. These efforts have earned Sola Restaurant plentiful press and awards, such as Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence 2010.