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Just a few pics while The Mouse preps the others.

Setting the tone, atmosphere, “ambiance”.

Sunset

Sunset themed non-alcoholic cocktail.

Strawberry and Mango Slushie

After sunset.

Twilight

The Mouse: “Mine!”

Anchovies

Hmm, The Mouse going off on a tangent, anchovies, horseradish (or wasabi), and anchovies. Whatcha think?

Anyways, rushing off for more doctor ordered blood tests. Ugh!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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In The Cat and The Mouse case, it was a 2.5-fer. The Cat suggested lunch at Orchids Restaurant. Entree plus appetizer or dessert for special price. The Mouse was a little hesitant. Smaller portions? Still hungry after?

But, try try.

Lobby Decoration

When the restaurant’s name is Orchids …

The Cat’s order.

Crema All’Aragosta

Kona Maine Lobster Bisque, Lemongrass.

What is Kona Maine? Dunno, tasted good.

Homemade Lasagnette

Fresh Chef Pasta, Kahuku Prawns, Scallops, Avocado, Lightly Spiced. Think deconstructed lasagna, The Cat kept thinking won ton skin. Look Funn noods? Hee hee.

The Mouse chose.

Fried Calamari

One of the best The Mouse has eaten, not greasy, super crispy. Nom!

Orchids Burger

8 oz. Prime Burger, Shiitake Sauté, Romaine, Tomato, Onion, Bacon, American Cheese, Guacamole. More nom.

Server suggested we cannot leave without indulging in their signature coconut cake. Twist our arms/paws.

Halekulani’s Signature Coconut Cake

Chiffon Cake, Coconut-Amaretto Cream.

A little on the pricey side for lunch, but not not “break the bank, OMG what were you thinking!” pricey. More affordable than dinner. Not everyday, but once in a while. Hope to be back in the not too distant future.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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The Cat hosting one of her clients. Client won small business person of the year for his island.

First.

Sunset

Chef’s choice.

Amuse Bouche.

Tomato Bisque

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Seafood Platter

Lobster, crab, oysters, poke, hamachi sashimi, tako, ahi sashimi, oh my! Two platters full plus an overflow plate of crab claws and shrimp!

We could’ve stopped there, but Chef H is very generous.

Split Pea Bula Bula Soup

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Wine

Suggested to match the seafood.

Spinach Salad

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Veal

Crispy onions, smashed potato (both regular and Okinawan), mushroom gravy, haricot verts, grilled tomato. Nom!

Chef likes Bananas Foster for dessert. The Mouse likes the show, but really likes Chef’s souffle.

The Mouse made a slight request change, half Bananas Foster and half souffle for dessert.

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Souffle

No picture of the Bananas Foster, several pictures in previous posts.

“Having your cake and eating it too”? Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Sunset

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Amuse Bouche

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Menu

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Caesar Salad

Notice the whole anchovies on top? Nom!

Pineapple and Mint Sorbet

Palate Cleanser

The Mouse’s Order

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Menu

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The Cat’s Order

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Menu

Think French lau lau. Hee hee.

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee

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Grand Marnier Souffle

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One Year Older

🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat wanted to treat an old client.

Of all days, skies decided to open up with drenching rain.

But still gotta eat.

Charger

While waiting for The Cat and her client to arrive.

Gloomy Day

Not the sunset we are used to, but pretty in its own way

Every Cloud has a Pink Lining

And the restaurant had a visitor right outside the window.

Hawaiian Monk Seal

Napping.

On to the food!

Amuse Bouche – Salmon Tartar with Pesto and Caviar

The Mouse almost did a “Oliver Twist” but The Mouse restrained for more to come. Hee hee.

Boula Boula Soup with Abalone

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Crab Cake

Three sauces (The Mouse couldn’t hear). Nom!

Seafood Salad

Scallops, fish, crab claw, spinach, mango, citrus. Happy Cat.

Beef Wellington

Chicken mousse with Kurabota ham, carrots, and mushrooms. Currant and Madeira reduction. Huge over the top Yum!

Bananas Foster

Client was extremely happy.

Entrance Display

Made by Sous Chef, cute yea?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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