You read in the paper. The Cat read a write-up in the local newspaper about an Italian restaurant in Waikiki and was intrigued. So as a treat to ourselves, decided to try it for New Year’s day lunch. The Cat wanted to try one dish in particular, Gamberoni Salad.
Shrimp, fresh mango, red onions, and avocado with local mescaline greens tossed in lemon oil vinaigrette.
There was also mention in the article about Uni pasta (pasta tossed with sea urchin roe/gonads). When we asked our server about it, she had no clue, not a good sign.
My alternate choice would be a cured meat platter. Cured pork and bread, what could be better? Our server did not seem enthusiastic about it. If the server is not enthusiastic about the food, I have to wonder.
Finally settled on the burger, medium rare.
Came on a croissant, looks nice …
Our impressions. The Cat’s salad looked nice, not much flavor, she felt the shrimp was way overcooked, mango and avocado cut so small that it did not contribute to the overall taste. Plus, the salad dressing was almost non-existent.
My burger, also way overcooked, almost well-done, and in my opinion, croissants and hamburgers do not go well together. While I like croissants on their own, they just don’t have enough oomph to stand up to the heartiness of a hamburger. Kind of fail for me (the fries were pretty good, sprinkled with garlic and cheese).
Oh well, win some … , and don’t believe everything you read in the paper.