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Snake River Farm guava BBQ Kurobuta pork shank, pan gravy, garlic mashed potato, steamed rice, haricot vert, braised red cabbage. Fall off the bone. Mmm! Both The Cat and The Mouse ordered. Leftovers! 🙂

Dessert, The Cat’s

Strawberry parfait, Italian ladyfingers, fresh macerated strawberries, mascarpone cheese, chantilly cream.

Too much dairy for The Mouse.

Dessert, The Mouse’s

French chocolate decadence cake, chocolate hazelnut gelato, mango sorbet, raspberries.

The Cat and The Mouse very happy and full. And happy birthday to Mrs. P.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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Birthday brunch, not The Cat’s nor The Mouse’s. 🙂

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Petite apple cinnamon scone and house-made yogurt (coconut milk yogurt for The Mouse) with banana and Manoa honey.

The Cat’s Appetizer

Blue crab cake, saffron aioli, grilled pineapple, arugula. The Cat liked.

The Mouse’s Appetizer

Mediterranean style lamb salad, caper lemon vinaigrette, creamy ranch dressing, roasted lamb, Big Island Hirabara greens, artichokes, Spanish almonds, Kalamata olives, orange, Feta cheese, roasted bell pepper.

Ranks up their with the restaurant’s tableside Caesar salad. Mmm!

Good job Chef H!

Part II tomorrow.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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Tapas

The rest of the food, after the Jamon Iberico.

Padron

Deep-fried shishito peppers. The Mouse liked.

Flamenco Egg

Baked egg on vegetable stew. The Cat liked.

Tortilla

Spanish omelette. The Cat liked.

Gazpacho

Cold tomato and papaya soup.

Josper Grilled Porchetta

Pork belly stuffed with rosemary, garlic, and thyme grilled in Josper oven. This item was on the Italian side of the menu.

The porchetta and the Jamon Iberico were the highlights for The Mouse.

The Mouse would definitely reorder. 🙂

Oh! Here is the oven.

Josper Oven

Forgot to ask server if oven was brought over from Spain or Italy. Next time.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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Ham!

One of the dishes The Mouse wanted to try at the Spanish/Italian fusion restaurant was Jamon Iberico.

We were seated right next to the display.

Jamon Iberico

The Mouse was thinking large shopping bag, somehow have the kitchen look the other way, just saying. Hee hee.

Chef was cooperative and posed while The Mouse took a picture of slicing the Jamon Iberico.

Jamon Iberico Prep

We ordered the smaller portion.

Our Plate

The Mouse liked, paws up. The Cat, not so much, try try.

Maybe next time order the platter which includes olives, and dried tomato for The Cat.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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Adventurous Sunday, part I.

A few minutes before dinner reservations, nearby Filipino bakery.

Door

It’s a significant step up, hence the many caution signs.

Fresh and warm Spanish rolls (and more). 🙂

Noms

Spanish rolls, Ube rolls, brownies, oatmeal cookie. Noms. 🙂

First time for The Cat eating a fresh and warm Spanish roll. Paws up.

Location

Half of the menu Spanish cuisine, half of the menu Italian cuisine. SPAM Land does not have many Spanish restaurants, The Cat and The Mouse wanted to try. 🙂

Wall Decoration

Bold.

Location used to be a bank, then a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, now a Spanish/Italian dining spot. Go figure.

Vault Door

The Mouse guesses vaults are hard to remove? Hee hee. Depending on the size, might be a great private dining room or speakeasy spot. Just saying. 🙂

More about the food next time. This post is just the teaser. 🙂

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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