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Another epic meal from one of our favorite chefs. A couple of weeks ago.

Amuse Bouche

House cured salmon. Mmm.

Pate Feuilletee En Escargot

Helix escargots, herb butter; cradled in a puff pastry.

Sauteed Rougie Foie Gras A L’ananas

The Mouse is definitely butchering the spelling and accents, sorry.

Robust foie gras, pineapple pan sauce, watercress, tomato, pickled red onion. Of the dishes, The Mouse liked this one the most.

Napolean of Kunoa Beef Tenderloin

Kona crab, pacific abalone, truffle Madeira sauce, salted lemon risotto, asparagus. A close second favorite.

Chocolate Souffle

Creme anglaise.

Memorable meal. Thanks Chef H! 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Servers wearing masks, tables spread out. The “new normal”.

The first eat-in event for The Cat and The Mouse had to be with Chef H.

Food pics.

Location

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Almost Sunset

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The Cat’s Cocktail

Candied Hibiscus Martini. There was a taste hint li hing mui going on (The Mouse’s opinion).

Amuse-Bouche

House smoked salmon, caviar, cucumber crostini. Let the yumming begin!

Tomato Bisque, Fresh Tomato Relish

If The Mouse could presume to suggest to a executive chef, just a little side bite (1/8 of a sandwich) of a grilled cheese sandwich (The Mouse was prepared with lactase pills), would’ve been perfect. Just putting it out there. 🙂

Caesar Salad with Anchovies

Our favorite place for Caesar salad. So just another tiny “wish” for Chef. An amuse-bouche of a mini onigiri with anchovy and ume, wrapped in crispy seaweed. Again, just tossing it out there. Hee hee.

Crispy Skin Roasted Salmon, Risotto with Truffles, Pesto

The salmon so moist and well cooked, the skin as crispy as bacon. There’s an idea, okay, The Mouse is stopping, no more suggestions for Chef on this post. Hee hee.

Roast Lamb Chop, Hoisin Glaze, Fingerling Potatoes

Really yum, but by then, The Cat and The Mouse were full, so after a little bit of nibbling, most of will become The Mouse’s bento tomorrow.

Chef was happy to see us, The Mouse thinks he was happy to be back in his kitchen environment. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

 

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For the mains

The Cat’s choice.

Potato Crusted Mahi Mahi

Lemon butter caper, mushroom vinaigrette, angel hair pasta, grilled asparagus

The Mouse’s choice

‘Paniolo Style’ Slow Roasted Prime Ribeye

au jus, roasted garlic mashed potatoes (Chef substituted rice for The Mouse) haricot vert beans, crisp onions.

And for dessert

The Cat’s

Big Island Delight

Kona coffee gelato, crème anglaise, salted caramel, hamakua farms macadamia nuts

The Mouse’s

Strawberry Tart

Vanilla bean gelato, almonds

And be special request from the Mouse

Chocolate Souffle

Nom!

Finally, assistant manager brought over these, as if we didn’t have enough.

Signature Chocolates

Cute ya?

Another epic meal at Chef H’s. Much thanks to him and his staff. Big thumbs up! 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse.

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Sunday brunch, Chef H’s restaurant, with family doctor/friend.

Orchids

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Sunflowers

Flowers contributed by Chef’s girlfriend M. Nice Ya?

Non-Alcoholic Mule

For The Mouse

Peach Mimosa

For The Cat, Not Bellini, no Prosecco.

Coconut Milk Yogurt with Fruit

Nice of Chef to make non-dairy options for The Mouse. 🙂

Roasted Tomato Bisque

Maine lobster, basil Chantilly cream, toasted pine nuts.

Sautéed Kauai Prawns

Lilikoi cilantro butter, Hanapepe salted local Myer lemon risotto, spinach.

The salted Meyer lemon from previous post. 🙂

Flower pics by The Cat.

Rushing off to early start at work, to be continued.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s schoolmates, from small-kid time. Of course dinner with Chef H (not at his house, his kitchen).

Sunset

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Twilight

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Lobster Bisque

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Caesar Salad

Tableside service, always a winner.

Side of Anchovies

The Mouse always politely requests, servers are always very accommodating. 🙂

The Tin

The Mouse is always so tempted to bring a baggie and … restraint. Hee hee.

Fish Course

Potato crusted (The Mouse forgot the type of fish, white), shrimp. Nomz!

Lamb Lollipops

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Intermission

Yuzu sorbet. The Mouse’s favorite.

Looks like kitchen bought new sorbet containers.

Old Time Milk Containers?

Cute ya?

Steak Course

Grilled peach, haricot vert, broccoli/cauliflower hybrid, onion rings. Nomz!

Chocolate Souffle

And Chef H’s favorite dessert to present.

Bananas Foster

As always Chef H. respect! Absolute credit to your profession. Humbled that you consider us friends.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The mouse

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