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The Cat and The Mouse love chef’s choice dinners, especially when it is Chef H. We hope Chef H likes to do them too. Hopefully it lets him get a little creative and off menu. Dinner was last weekend with The Cat’s classmate.

Calf Liver “Dumpling”

In chicken broth. Chef asked us earlier if we eat calf liver, we replied yes. He made this dish, he said he didn’t want to overwhelm us. The Mouse could’ve eaten a whole bowl of this. Throw in some greens, some French bread, saimin, or rice and call it the meal. The Mouse would’ve been thoroughly happy and full. Hee hee. The Mouse wants to wrap the mixture in wonton wrappers and make wonton noodles. Mmm. Just a thought. 🙂

Caesar Salad

Topped with extra anchovies. Mmm again.

Mussels

Everyone had a herb cream sauce, The Mouse got a tomato sauce. Both were so tasty, the bowls almost didn’t have to go through the dishwasher. Just kidding. Hee hee.

Salmon Course

The Mouse forgot the whole description (there was asparagus, noodles, tomato, and black truffle) but remembers it was soooo gooood. The Cat’s classmate never tried truffle before so The Mouse gave her his, there will be other dishes in the future. Right, Chef H? Hee hee.

Pork Chop with Foie Gras

With some kinda fruit sauce. Delicious. The Mouse hopes Chef H is having as much satisfaction creating these dishes as we are enjoying/scarfing them. 🙂

Cherries Jubilee

Tableside, with flames/flambé and all. The Cat’s schoolmate was impressed.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Years ago, The Cat had lunch at the Waikiki branch of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. At the time the restaurant had lunch specials at special prices. The Cat had an errand in Waikiki yesterday so thought to check it out again.

The lunch specials are still offered but the soup and salad combo was no longer on the menu. The Cat ordered just soup.

Lobster Bisque

The Cat thought is was okay. Soup was off of the regular lunch menu, not special priced Chef H’s is better.

The Mouse ordered the classic burger. Special lunch priced.

Classic Burger

The Mouse requested rice substitute for fries and onion rings because The Mouse also ordered fish and chips to share with The Cat. Too much fried sides. 🙂

Price for the burger was half of the regular lunch menu. The Mouse was happy. Coarse ground beef.

Fish and Chips

Also on the lunch special menu. Fish and chips is not a regular lunch item so could not determine the “cheap eats’ factor, but price was reasonable.

If in the neighborhood, The Mouse wouldn’t mind revisiting for another burger. But be warned, parking is a b****.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Part II.

The Cat’s order:

Bubu arare crusted big glory bay salmon, whole grain mustard vinaigrette, organic greens, tomato, spanish onions, cucumber. The dish was a salad but kitchen provided a bowl of rice when requested. The Cat liked, salmon was perfectly cooked (just over raw in the center).

The Mouse order from the wine bar menu.

Certified angus beef sliders: black pepper mayo, swiss cheese, house made potato bun (dairy intolerance). Very coarse ground. The Mouse liked. The Mouse could definitely order this again. The Cat said the meat smell was too much for her.

For the “fries” portion, The Mouse ordered ‘patatas bravas’: crispy fried potatoes, togarashi mayo, furikake, tobiko, katsuobushi.

Think spicy tuna sauce but on potatoes. These were really good, served hot enough that the katsuobushi was still “dancing”. Paw up.

As good as the potatoes were, The Mouse still preferred the fried Brussels sprouts. Nest time.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

p.s. The Mouse got his second vaccination for the thing that cannot be named. He feels a little safer now.

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The Cat’s dinner. The Mouse tagged along. Hee hee. Stage Restaurant. We haven’t been here even before shut-down. Restaurant used to serve lunch but stopped. Kinda “speed bump”.

The Cat wanted to try since a long time.

Amuse bouche:

Roasted beet, herbed wasabi lilikoi vinaigrette, radish, bubu arare. Toast with Sriracha mayonnaise. Both were yum.

Close-up of the roasted beet. 🙂

Appetizer:

Fried Brussels sprouts: applewood smoked bacon, balsamic reduction. Dish normally has Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top but because of The Mouse’s digestive issues, kitchen kindly left it off. Super crispy. The Mouse could’ve eaten another order. 🙂

Entrée and dessert to follow.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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This place has been on The Mouse’s radar for a long time.

Sign

Finally got here yesterday.

The plan was to go for an early dinner (restaurant tends to sell out of items), but The Cat over napped.

At least we were able to order one of the last portions of burnt ends.

Burnt Ends

Mmm, tender and fatty. First time try for The Cat and The Mouse. Fans.

The Cat couldn’t decide her choice for dinner, went with kalua pork.

Kalua Pork Tray

Baked bean, braised red cabbage and sweet rolls (sold out of house-made cornbread). The Cat was slightly underwhelmed. The kalua pork was like other kalua pork. Maybe the restaurant should offer pulled pork instead, just thinking aloud.

The Mouse has leftover lunch. 🙂

The Mouse fared better.

Brisket and Pork Belly

Both brisket and pork belly were very good. The Mouse saved a portion of the pork belly for The Cat’s bento. Trade.

Dessert was a staple for The Cat.

Mudd Pie

The Cat approved a provisional return. She will be ordering ribs next time, or burnt ends and sides.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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