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The Cat and The Mouse love chef’s choice dinners, especially when it is Chef H. We hope Chef H likes to do them too. Hopefully it lets him get a little creative and off menu. Dinner was last weekend with The Cat’s classmate.

Calf Liver “Dumpling”

In chicken broth. Chef asked us earlier if we eat calf liver, we replied yes. He made this dish, he said he didn’t want to overwhelm us. The Mouse could’ve eaten a whole bowl of this. Throw in some greens, some French bread, saimin, or rice and call it the meal. The Mouse would’ve been thoroughly happy and full. Hee hee. The Mouse wants to wrap the mixture in wonton wrappers and make wonton noodles. Mmm. Just a thought. πŸ™‚

Caesar Salad

Topped with extra anchovies. Mmm again.

Mussels

Everyone had a herb cream sauce, The Mouse got a tomato sauce. Both were so tasty, the bowls almost didn’t have to go through the dishwasher. Just kidding. Hee hee.

Salmon Course

The Mouse forgot the whole description (there was asparagus, noodles, tomato, and black truffle) but remembers it was soooo gooood. The Cat’s classmate never tried truffle before so The Mouse gave her his, there will be other dishes in the future. Right, Chef H? Hee hee.

Pork Chop with Foie Gras

With some kinda fruit sauce. Delicious. The Mouse hopes Chef H is having as much satisfaction creating these dishes as we are enjoying/scarfing them. πŸ™‚

Cherries Jubilee

Tableside, with flames/flambΓ© and all. The Cat’s schoolmate was impressed.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Lunch at Beach House by Roy (Yamaguchi) with The Cat’s school-mate.

On an outside deck under an orange colored umbrella. Do not adjust your screen. Hee hee.

Tangerine Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Tossed with Feta cheese and toasted pepita.

Twice-Cooked Baby Back Pork Ribs

Hoisin garlic ginger glaze.

North Shore Harvest Salad

Creamy herb dressing.

Ahi Avocado Flat Bread

Spicy ahi, avocado, pickled onion, baby radishes, and greens.

Falafel Wrap

Homemade falafel, Greek cauliflower salad, mint aioli, bean sprouts.

The Beach Dog

Portuguese sausage, kim chi slaw, spicy aioli, crispy onions.

No Bake Cheesecake

Roasted green tea, caramel creme, black sesame shortbread crust.

Sorbet

Hawaiian rainbow.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Birthday lunch for Mrs. P. at Mariposa, a milestone birthday (not revealing age). Hee hee. Chef P. made arrangements with Chef L. (executive chef), who trained under Chef P. for some specials.

Complimentary salad.

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Excellent start, dressing was the bomb. Nom!

Everyone except The Mouse ordered smoked pork chop.

Smoked Pork Chop

A bed of risotto, grilled vegetables, not sure what the condiment was, everyone more than liked. πŸ˜‰

The Mouse went with his go-to order, hamburger, medium rare.

Mariposa Cheeseburger sans Cheese

The Mouse likes to order “regular” burgers at nice restaurants. Not fancy shmancy over the top “gourmet burger” (think truffles and Kobe), but a well executed burger. Chef L. did not fail to deliver. Nicely charred on the outside, perfectly pink on the inside. Mmm! πŸ™‚

Complimentary dessert was peach meringue tarts with torched meringue. The Mouse thought he took a pic but did not. Fail. Sigh. Very good though.

Chef L. learned well. πŸ™‚

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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An epic eats chef’s choice from Chef H:

Split Pea and Ham Soup
Poke with Caviar, Shiso Leaves, Pesto, and Crispies

One of the best non-traditional poke The Mouse has tasted. Mmm.

Foie Gras, Salad, Raisin Toast Point

Another mmm moment. The Mouse took some of the foie gras home to savor later, The Cat scarfed hers. Hee hee.

John Dory, Steamed Rice, Almonds, Greens, Tomato Coulis

Fish was very moist and tender. Another mmm. πŸ™‚

Lemon Sorbet

Palate refresher. πŸ™‚

Lamb Chops

Usually, The Cat kinda avoids lamb because of the smell but she didn’t mind Chef’s dish. Hardly any lamb smell.

Peach Melba with Mango Sorbet

Perfect ending to epic meal. Thanks Chef H again!

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Dessert

Final installment, dessert.

Frozen Kona geisha coffee pie: black chocolate crust, manjari chocolate crunch, burnt hazelnut custard, vanilla bean whipped cream, nutella powder. Think mudd pie, but different. it was good, but The Mouse thinks The Cat still likes mudd pie better.

Strawberry yuzu sorbet with fruit and cereal crunchies. The Mouse was happy. πŸ™‚

The Cat’s complimentary cake — red velvet. We took home for later. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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