There are all kinds of ways our youth can get involved in organizations. On this Friday evening, my daughter was on Kauai with her soccer team for a tournament and my son was at a Key Club social. That meant that my husband and I could go out to dinner and have a date night. We had never been to Cafe Concerto together and thought this was a good opportunity for us to try it.Cafe Concerto allows diners to bring their own alcohol to dinner so we bought a nice Chianti from Ryan at Kadota Liquor to go with our Italian dinner. If you have questions about wine or anything else Kadota sells, just ask for Ryan and he will guide you to the right choice for you.
We didn’t have reservations and showed up around 6 p.m. and there were lots of seats available. The restaurant is not air conditioned so dress comfortably for the weather. My husband and I each ordered a side salad that was nicely dressed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
I ordered a pasta puttanesca. One can choose between ravioli, penne, or capellini. My puttanesca came with capellini or angel hair pasta. It was a little softer than I prefer since I like my pasta al dente but the flavors of the puttanesca came through nicely.The star of the meal (other than the time my husband and I spent together) was the creme brulee! It was delicate and not overpoweringly sweet. I loved it! We had a nice evening out together. Living Hilo Style.