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A Good Use of Sugarcane

A visit to a rum distillery. The Cat and The Mouse playing tourist with The Cat’s high school classmate.

Place

Tour explained the different sugarcane varieties, and the experimentation they are conducting. Afterwards, tasting. Hic!

Aging Barrels
Koa Aging Barrel

For special edition releases.

Bottle

The non-aged white rums were a little too harsh for The Cat’s and The Mouse’s palate. The aged rum was a little more acceptable, but the rum that is infused with chocolate was the most liked.

Due to research, The Mouse also acquired rum infused chocolate bars (Manoa Chocolate) and rum infused honey (Manoa Honey). (R. Field Wine and Company)

Keeping it local.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s breakfast drink yesterday. Actually, kinda magical and Halloween-ish.

In the Box

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Smoked

On the table.

Smoked Bloody Mary

Prelude to brunch, at Chef H’s.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Last week’s dinner, epic for The Cat.

Started with a text to Chef H, our menu choices: Caesar Salad, lobster bisque, crab cake, Vitello Tonnato (to try), lobster risotto, and souffle for dessert.

Chef responded “Looking at the menu … I say leave it to Chef.”

Ok, sigh, he has never steered us wrong.

To The Cat, from Chef

The Cat’s cocktail.

Watermelon Martini

Chef’s tasting menu: Lobster Bisque, lobster in cognac, flamed at table (The Mouse didn’t take a pic).

Caesar Salad

Extra anchovies on the side for The Mouse. Nom!

Crab Cake

Black bean sauce, tomato coulis, tropical fruit garnish.

Vitello Tonnato

Yellowfin Ahi sashimi, oven-roasted veal, white tuna sauce, pesto and caper vinaigrette. The Mouse wanted to try based on the menu description. Try try. The Mouse thinks, could’ve used a shoyu wasabi (or Coleman mustard) dipping sauce, but don’t tell Chef. Jus’ The Mouse’s Asian palate.

Yuzu Sorbet

Palate cleanser. The Mouse could eat a bucket of this.

Wagyu Rib Eye, Morel Mushrooms, White Asparagus, Lobster Risotto

Chef (restaurant) flew the white asparagus in from Holland. Jet lag. Hee hee.

Grand Marnier Souffle

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Fireworks

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Orange Peel Fire Fountain

The Mouse always loves this part.

Banana Foster

Chef loves presenting this dessert. Locally grown apple bananas.

See? Told ya epic. If you notice, all of the items listed/requested were on the menu and more. So publicly, it’s Chef’s choice menu, but The Mouse privately had some input. 😉

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Lately, we’ve been tasting and consuming quite a bit of liquor-themed foods.

This past Sunday, an impromptu chocolate tasting. Chefs made some new ganache flavors.

Tequila Chocolates

Tequila Chocolates

Tequila Bottles

Tequila Bottles

Chefs are also experimenting with soju and awamori liquors, Korean and Okinawan liquors respectively.

Soju and Awamori Chocolates

Soju and Awamori Chocolates

Don’t ask which is which, I forgot.

Then, The Cat’s mother made drunken chicken (The Cat’s favorite chicken dish). Me, not so much (too alcoholly for my taste).

Drunken Chicken

Drunken Chicken

I know, it looks like some kind of experimental specimen gone wrong. 🙂

Drunken Chicken

Drunken Chicken

I tried making this once, a long time ago, and failed. Have to ask The Cat to ask her mother for instructions.

Normally, we would say don’t drink and drive, in our case, it’s don’t eat and drive. Hee hee, Hic!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Lucky Beer

One more post about what happened in Vegas.

One of the Chinese food nights, The Cat’s friend HH wanted a glass of wine, but she doesn’t want to drink alone (her husband DS does not drink at all). The Cat agreed to drink with her, but for some reason, she wanted me to drink too. Why? I dunno.

The glasses of wine were running about $16 a glass. Drinking in Vegas can be expensive. In looking through the list of drinks, came across Lucky Beer, from China, at less than half the cost of the glass of wine. I have that instead.

Lucky Beer

Lucky Beer

I’m not a beer drinker (maybe one or two bottles a year), but this one was very good (socks off good). Our server said it goes well with Chinese food, that it does. Very smooth and easy to drink. Almost too easy.

With a relief of a happy Buddha on the bottle and a name like Lucky? It was so appropriate in Vegas. 🙂

For some reason, I guess because of the relief of a Buddha on the bottle, I kept calling it Buddha Beer. I think I like my name better. Hee hee hic!

Alas, DS did not have luck at the machines. Maybe I was supposed to be the lucky one since i was drinking the beer. Oh well.

A definite order again, given the chance.

Enjoy. Drink well.

The Mouse

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