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“Happy Meal”

The Mouse has been a fan of Mickey D’s Happy Meal “forever”. Kinda like Cracker Jacks (when the toys inside were better).

The Mouse also loves steak and foie gras combo.

Last night’s Happy Meal mod was the best. The poor mouse version of steak and foie gras. Hee hee.

The Mouse’s Happy Meal

Extra onions, extra pickle, slice of liverwurst (from the refridge), the burger patty is underneath. Nom! The Mouse think this will be the new Happy Meal from now on. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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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


Lobster Bisque


Caesar Salad


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


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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A while back, The Cat was named an executor of one of her client’s estates. He was an ex-pat living abroad (that used to live here). Yesterday, a group of his friends brought a part of his ashes back to SPAM land for his send-off (a portion stayed in Australia).

Since The Cat didn’t really know the client on a personal level, The Cat was a little perplexed about the memorial dinner.

By serendipitous coincidence, The Cat made reservations at Michel’s at the Colony Surf. Turns out the client, R, loved France and French food.

The Place

Near one of R’s favorites spots, Diamond Head.

Since the group was relatively large (fifteen), individual ordering could be prohibitive and cumbersome, went with chef’s choice for the table.

Amuse Bouche

Ahi tartare, shiso leaf, caviar. Nom! The Mouse’s only “complaint” (and totally not in the spirit of an “amuse bouche”), The Mouse wanted more. Sigh. Hee hee.

Lobster Bisque

Menu description: Served for over 40 years at Michel’s with fresh Maine lobster meat flamed in Cognac at your table.

The Requisite “Flamed”


Caesar Salad

Menu description: Hirabara baby romaine & hearts of palm, tossed tableside in our classic creamy dressing, anchovy filets served upon request.

The picture is prior to The Mouse’s request of more anchovies. Server was kind enough to “load up” The Mouse’s plate. Dragons breathe fire, The Mouse breathes anchovy breath. Hee hee. Haaaaah!

Fish Course

Salmon, tomato coulis, tomato confit, asparagus, angel hair pasta. Well prepared.

Palate Refresher

Kalamansi sorbetto with blueberry. Happy.

Meat Course

Venison, mashed potato, mushroom risotto, foie gras. I think the sauce had blueberries in it. Socks off nom.

So, everyone else’s plate was a stacked presentation, The Mouse’s looked a little deconstructed. But, The Mouse had the biggest foie gras piece. What does the soccer announcer say? SCOOOOOOOOOOOOORE! 🙂


Chef H procured fresh peaches and made Peach Melba. Peaches, vanilla ice cream, raspberries, whipped cream, amaretto. A nice ending to an awesome dinner. Chef even gave us the leftover peaches to take home.

Thanks Chef H, we will be back.

All R’s Australian friends felt the dinner was a perfect send-off.

The Mouse was fully satisfied and satiated.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Saturday. Dinner with the comrades at Pacific Club.

Foie Gras

Foie Gras

Osso Bucco with house-made Lemon Pasta

Osso Bucco with house-made Lemon Pasta

With marrow! 🙂

Happy mouse.

Crispy Skin Kampachi with Kabocha Puree

Crispy Skin Kampachi with Kabocha Puree

Happy cat.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Last night, the Chef’s wife, Mrs. P, invited The Cat and myself to dinner at the restaurant. I think I may be one of the first at the restaurant to prep food, wash pots and dishes, and then get dressed and go out to the front and eat like a diner. Awesome!

The day started out for me by peeling and cleaning prawns for tonight’s private dinner (sorry no pictures, my hands were covered in shells and stuff at the time).

Then it was dinner time. Someone gave Chef a bottle of Dampierre champagne and he wanted to share.

Dampierre Champagne

No menu. Chef’s choice.

Baked Eggplant Roll Filled with Stracciatella Cheese & Basil

In-house soft string cheese soaked in heavy cream, marinated vine-ripened tomatoes, capers, and Niçoise olives vinaigrette. The amuse-bouche. It’s on his regular menu. Chef wanted his pantry chef to learn this dish. We were the beneficiaries of her practice. Good job K.

He’s experimenting with some new dishes and wanted us to try them first.

Pan-Fried Weke, Mushroom, Asparagus, and Tomato Cream Sauce

Weke, Hawaiian for Goatfish, Chef pan-fried the fish, skin side down until the skin was almost like bacon while the flesh remained nice and tender. The Cat was in heaven.

Poached Oysters Bird’s Nest

The “nests” consisted of lightly sautéed leeks and french cut green beans. The oysters were poached in butter, white wine, and their own liquor. Topped with wasabi tobiko. Pretty awesome! It’s unanimous, a definite candidate on Chef’s menu. Mrs. P said he used to do this back in France but not with the wasabi tobiko. She commented that the wasabi tobiko was an excellent addition.

Pan-Fried Moi, French-Cut Beans, Curried Cream Sauce

Chef knows what The Cat likes. All three dishes made it to The Cat’s last meal list.

Tart of Pan-Fried Foie Gras

A regular menu appetizer. Hamakua mushrooms, caramelized onions, mesclun salad, port sauce.  I could eat the every day (well, in a perfect world), except my doctor would be on my case.

A dessert to share.

Lemongrass Panna Cotta, Fresh Tropical Fruit Compote

I live for days like these. Learning in the kitchen and eating well. We’ll gladly be his guinea pig any day.

The Cat said it was a meal worth dying for. I subscribe more to the General George Patton philosophy, it was a meal worth killing for. Heh heh.

Thanks Chef P and Mrs. P, a meal to be remembered.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse (and The Cat)

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