By now many of you have heard that Whisky-Steak-Wine, or WSW for short, has joined the Hilo dining scene. Known for their dinners including high-end meats and beverages, they are not as well known for their breakfast menu- but they should be! Breakfast has been available to everyone (not just to hotel guests) since about last May. On a recent weekday morning, I had the pleasure of sampling WSW’s breakfast menu, and it did not disappoint.
We were warmly greeted upon entering the beautiful and spacious restaurant by Mark, who would be our server. Seated by the long bank of windows, we enjoyed the gorgeous views of Mokuola (Coconut Island) and Hilo Bay while awaiting our coffee, fresh juice, and bowl of fresh fruit. The morning manager, Sue, had the kitchen send out one of their signature gluten-free waffles. The waffle was crispy on the outside and nice a fluffy on the inside, dotted with delicious blueberries.
Next came our entrees- two of us chose the frittatas (meat lover for me, vegetarian for him), and one of us chose the vegetarian croissanwhich. Since sharing food is generally discouraged these days (dang you, COVID), I didn’t get to try the other entrees, but both of my dining companions raved about the freshness of the ingredients. For my entrée, which was packed with porcine goodness, the eggs were perfectly cooked and the presentation in the individual-sized frittata pans got two thumbs up.
In speaking with Sous Chef Billy, who has worked in the hotel’s restaurant for the past six years, he remarked that he likes their breakfast offerings because they are made with mostly local ingredients, are able to be prepared and served quickly so patrons are not waiting long, and that they are able to keep the prices reasonable so locals as well as visitors can enjoy the food. At the end of the meal I remembered something I had heard in one of their radio ads- something about a mimosa cart. Similar to their whiskey cart which they feature during dinner hours, for the breakfast crowd they offer a mimosa cart as well as a specialty mango screwdriver. Unfortunately for me, I forgot to ask about those mimosas until the end of breakfast. No worries, I’ll look forward to those on my next visit to WSW for breakfast. Along with the blue crab eggs benedict. Or maybe the “I’m Starving.” I’ll need to go back several more times just to make sure I enjoy all that WSW-Morning Edition-has to offer.
Go down and enjoy WSW’s breakfast service from 6:30am-10am served daily. Tell them Big Island Pulse sent you!
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