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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. 🙂

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

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Part II.

The Cat’s order:

Bubu arare crusted big glory bay salmon, whole grain mustard vinaigrette, organic greens, tomato, spanish onions, cucumber. The dish was a salad but kitchen provided a bowl of rice when requested. The Cat liked, salmon was perfectly cooked (just over raw in the center).

The Mouse order from the wine bar menu.

Certified angus beef sliders: black pepper mayo, swiss cheese, house made potato bun (dairy intolerance). Very coarse ground. The Mouse liked. The Mouse could definitely order this again. The Cat said the meat smell was too much for her.

For the “fries” portion, The Mouse ordered ‘patatas bravas’: crispy fried potatoes, togarashi mayo, furikake, tobiko, katsuobushi.

Think spicy tuna sauce but on potatoes. These were really good, served hot enough that the katsuobushi was still “dancing”. Paw up.

As good as the potatoes were, The Mouse still preferred the fried Brussels sprouts. Nest time.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

p.s. The Mouse got his second vaccination for the thing that cannot be named. He feels a little safer now.

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The Cat’s dinner. The Mouse tagged along. Hee hee. Stage Restaurant. We haven’t been here even before shut-down. Restaurant used to serve lunch but stopped. Kinda “speed bump”.

The Cat wanted to try since a long time.

Amuse bouche:

Roasted beet, herbed wasabi lilikoi vinaigrette, radish, bubu arare. Toast with Sriracha mayonnaise. Both were yum.

Close-up of the roasted beet. 🙂

Appetizer:

Fried Brussels sprouts: applewood smoked bacon, balsamic reduction. Dish normally has Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top but because of The Mouse’s digestive issues, kitchen kindly left it off. Super crispy. The Mouse could’ve eaten another order. 🙂

Entrée and dessert to follow.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Dinner at The Cat and The Mouse’s favorite place, friend’s birthday.

First:

Abalone Soup

Split pea. Inventive chef.

Second:

Iced Seafood

Lobster, sashimi, poke, etc. oh my! Nom!

Third:

Salad

The Cat and guest had Caesar, Chef changed up The Mouse’s dressing to a red wine blend because of The Mouse’s dairy issue. The Mouse did get anchovies. 🙂

Fourth:

Portabello Mushroom Crusted Salmon

Balsamic vinegar glaze, tomato coulis, fiddle head fern, oven roasted tomato. The salmon soft like buttah. Mmm.

Intermezzo:

Meyer’s Lemon Sorbet

Fifth:

Snake River Farm Kurobuta Pork

Truffle madeira sauce, haricot vert beans, mushrooms. One of the best pork dishes outside of pork belly The Mouse experienced. Mmm!

Sixth:

Fresh Strawberry Jello with Fresh Mint and Gelato

The chef explained to us his fruit extraction machine that steams the fruit and extracts pure juice. He hauled it from Germany a long time ago. The Mouse wonder if the machine could work on mango. Hee hee.

Chef usually makes epic chef’s choice meals but this one was Tolkien epic. Thank Chef H!

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Cat wanted to start the new year with good eats. This restaurant was supposed to be a “long-term” pop-up that turned into an extended open-end venture. Confused? Hee hee.

Starters:

The Cat’s

Baked Shrimp “A La Escargot”

Cafe de Paris butter. The Cat liked. The Mouse wished it was served with a bowl of rice, a little shoyu, and a fried egg to use all of the butter. Hee hee.

The Mouse’s

Beef Tartare

With crispy baguette. The Mouse liked.

Salad:

Red & Green Salad

Roasted pear, Gorgonzola, aged Balsamic vinaigrette. The Mouse’s was Gorgonzola

Entrees:

The Cat’s

Scallops Risotto

Hamakua mushroom, “Vialone Nano Rice”, Parmesan Cream. the Cat thought slightly salty, took half home to mix with regular rice.

The Mouse’s

TBD…Bento

Falafel, hummus, smoked eggplant, lettuce leaves, pickled vegetables. The Mouse liked.

Dessert:

The Cat’s

Mango Kulfi

Gastronault yogurt, pistachio, 24K gold. The Cat liked.

There was no dessert for The Mouse that was dairy sensitive friendly, he ended up with two chocolate chip cookies.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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