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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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Meeting with one of The Cat’s off-island clients. Dinner at the “Italian” restaurant at the mall.

Fried Mozzarella

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Fried Calamari Legs

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Linguine Puttanesca

The Mouse being The Mouse, took the “garnish” from the two appetizer plates, “waste not, want not”. Hee hee.

The Mouse’s Plate, Modified

Dish was a little tame for The Mouse, not enough heat. The Mouse added the extra marinara sauce from the mozzarella and black pepper.

Dessert.

Tiramisu

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Cannoli

“Leave the gun”. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Wednesday dinner.

The Place

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Tri-Color Tomato Appetizer

Tomatoes perfectly ripe.

Cioppino

Daily special, The Cat’s order.

Bruschetta

The Mouse’s order.

Calamari alla Griglia

The Mouse is not a big fan of squid, but the server was singing the praises of their preparation, grilled calamari steak with spicy tomato sauce. The Mouse try try.

Better than most squid dishes, still a bit chewy (squid characteristic).

Panna Cotta

Another daily special, topped with honey. A little too sweet for The Mouse, maybe a little bit of lemon zest on top?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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