Upscale Eatery A Rare Gem of Comfort and Cuisine

A sense of sophistication and elegance is found at Bar Acuda Tapas and Wine in the heart of Hanalei on Kauai’s north shore.

A jewel of exceptionally fine dining in the out-of-the-way coastal town of Hanalei, Bar Acuda features a “Bali-modern” theme. The warm wood finishings and muted earth tones encourage a pleasant evening of conversation and fine cuisine.

The spotless stainless steel open kitchen is out of the way yet reassuringly in view, providing a sense of assurance as you may glance over to notice the care and artistic complexity involved in creating the culinary treats.

If you just want to enjoy a drink you can sit at the pleasant teak wood bar. You may find live jazz playing, or classic movies or nature videos on the muted flat-screen. Enjoy the indoor ambiance or an outdoor table to enjoy the Hanalei evening.

The restaurant is the creation of acclaimed chef Jim Moffat and his partner Sonja Postaer. The emphasis is on fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen as well as beekeepers, goat cheese makers, and many other direct local sources.

In San Francisco Moffat founded 42 degrees and The Slow Club, two award winning restaurants that earned Moffat a spot on the “Top Ten New American Chefs” list published by Food and Wine Magazine.

Moffat’s initial culinary influences came from his travels to southern Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. The flavors of these cultures can be tasted in such delightful dishes as the Italian short dough filled with fresh-grilled figs and topped with a cool zest of lemon.

Another highlight of Bar Acuda is the exceptional hand-picked wine list of about fifty Estate-bottled wines of France, Spain, Italy, California and Oregon.

Located in the Hanalei Town Center, Bar Acuda is open for dinner from Tuesday through Sunday. Call (808) 826-7081 for more information.

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