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Dinner with the cuzs. Sunset and Chef’s choice. The Cat took the sunset pics, as usual, and saw the green flash. The Mouse, the food.

Tomato Bisque and Cheese Crostini

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Lobster Bisque

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Caesar Salad

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Extra Anchovies

Extra thanks to our server, Miss C, for the anchovies, must’ve given us at least half a tin.

Steamed Onaga, Chinese Style

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Kaua‘i Petite Filet, Foie Gras, Green Beans, Pickled Purple Cabbage, Mashed Potato with Truffles

Big nom!

Orange Peel Flambe

Our skilled server got sommelier certified in Japan, prefers working as a server, maybe better tips?

Banana Foster

🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Dinner with The Cat’s brother. Michel’s at the Colony Surf. Chef’s choice.

Amuse Bouche

Smoked pork, poached mango, smashed Okinawan sweet potato. Nom!

Soup

Signature lobster bisque, tableside flambe.

Salad

Shaved endive, shrimp, grapes.

Seafood Course

Grilled mahi, asparagus, luau ravioli? (didn’t quite understand Chef H), lobster claw, smashed Okinawan sweet potato. The Cat, CB, and The Mouse liked.

Intermission

Kalamansi sorbet with blueberry.

Meat Course

Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon, foie gras, starfruit, pickled beets, Haricots Verts, smashed potato, mushroom risotto, demi-glace. The Mouse’s favorite dish of the night. 🙂

Dessert

Bananas Foster, tableside flambe.

As always, food and service, and view, never fails to exceed expectations. CB was impressed.

On a side note, The Mouse will be off-line for several days. Posting “placeholders” for that time. Be back soon.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Dinner with one of The Cat’s mentors, Michel’s again (not complaining, jus’ stating a fact). Menu selection in Chef Hardy’s hands.

Mini Lamb Chop

Not sure if this was an appetizer or an amuse bouche, semantics.

If chef just served this (of course a bigger portion), and a bowl of rice, The Mouse could’ve been very happy, that good. Hee hee

Oysters on the Half Shell

From Kualoa Ranch, super fresh and tasty. Chef supplied 18 oysters for five people, generous for a tasting menu, IMHO.

Mushroom Consommé

Beef Consommé with Local Mushrooms & Reggiano Cheese; Baked under a Golden Puff Pastry Crust. Slurp.

Under the crust

🙂

Warm Baby Spinach Salad

I wasn’t going to take a picture (hence the half eaten shot). But for completeness …

Salmon with Pasta, Truffle Garnish

See that pinkish blob? That’s a truffle shaving. First time for The Mouse. Mmm.

Firework off Waikiki

Photo by The Cat.

Kalamansi Palate Cleaner

Tableside fireworks.

Wow!

Main course.

Steak Diane

Big nom! Socks off.

Little Nom

Milk chocolate with some kinda crunchy bit inside. Not sure if made by Chef Hardy’s kitchen. Good tho.

More Tableside Fireworks

Original chef’s choice was bananas Foster, The Mouse asked the server if could change up to cherries jubilee (to complement the heaviness of the steak diane).

Cherries Jubilee

Fresh Bing Cherries Infused in Cognac & Amareto; Served with Vanilla Gelato & Chocolate Shavings.

Perfect finish.

As always at Michel’s and Chef Hardy.

🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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