My absolute favorite restaurant in all of downtown Honolulu: Brasserie Du Vin. Now that it’s summer, my friends and I have taken a visit back to where all the magic happens, and I brought along my LC-A+ with its new wide angle lens to capture all the beautiful decor.
It would be safe to say that Brasserie Du Vin (or just Du Vin, for short) is my favorite go-to place to eat, relax, and take in some seriously charming ambiance.
Du Vin is dubbed by locals as “France in Hawaii,” and you can expect nothing less than exactly that. The indoor seating of this European oasis is lined with floor to ceiling dark wood, draped with linens and vintage mirrors, with dangling chandeliers, and shelves lined with old bottles, wines, trinkets, and books.
Honestly, if it wasn’t considered creepy, I’d be spending every single day here at Du Vin.
The service has always been impeccable – Du Vin has nice, friendly waiters who are willing to explain the menu to us French-noobs. Sometimes the food takes awhile to come out, but I’ve only experienced that when coming in a party of 4 or more.
Normally, I choose to sit outside, on the restaurant’s backdoor patio. The area is decked out in charming brick, sprawling ivy, French umbrellas, wicker chairs, and cute paintings across the walls.
But this time my friends and I chose to sit indoors, and I absolutely adored it. Like stated above, the decor in the restaurant is unparalleled, and I’ve never felt so charmed by a business’ interior design.
I brought along my new wide lens for my LC-A+, in the hope of capturing more of Du Vin’s beautiful knickknacks. Going wider to see more of the restaurant can never be a bad thing, right?
The food was excellent as always. I usually order the house specialty, the baked brie in puff pastry. It’s simply delectable and melt-in-your-mouth, fatty goodness. My friends got the Monte Cristo sandwich, and the house quiche.
Having the wide angle lens allowed me to focus closer on the food, without having to pull too far away from the table (that was a problem before with the LC-A+’s original focus distance). So I was able to get some nice shots of the food.
And not to forget, the bathroom is extremely cute and charming! The wallpaper is a vintage pattern, the sink faucet knobs are etched and old-fashioned, and the dark wood theme is also utilized here. Can’t beat that.