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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! 🙂

Dessert

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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Leftovers

When The Mouse was younger, leftovers was not in the vocabulary nor a concept. Now that The Mouse is older (not necessarily wiser), leftovers are not only a practice, but a happy concept. Benefits include not having to prep and cook as often, and helps to keep the clothes from shrinking. Hee hee. Don’t get me wrong, I love prepping and cooking, just that right now there are a few personal structural issues that need to be addressed before The Mouse can go “full speed” in the kitchen.

Pizza

The Cat brought home, office lunch. The Mouse nibbled throughout the day.

Baked Potato

And

Salmon

Another lunch. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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“Poke” Another Way

Over the weekend, tried something “new-ish” at the mall.

Storefront

Poke, made-to-order. Uhm okay, try try.

Pick a base, a protein, a sauce, and various accouterments to your taste.

I went with a small salad, salmon, wasabi, tobiko roe, furikake, and avocado.

The Mouse’s “Box”

On the plus side, everything is “fresh”. On the down side, everything is “fresh”. The flavors did not get a chance to combine and meld.

Sorry, I think I prefer the fresh made daily, pre-mixed poke style, but to each their own. Try try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Eatin’ was good yesterday.

Breakfast noms from JJ2 Bakery.

JJ2 Bakery Buns

JJ2 Bakery Buns

Ground peanut bun for The Cat, red bean bun for The Mouse. The Mouse’s bun got a little smooshed during transit.

The Cat tried something different for lunch 8 1/2 Cafe. She had a braised pork belly special. But no pictures, forgot her phone. The cafe has a Saturday prix fixe dinner that supposed to be reasonable and good. We may try next week, depending on The Cat’s schedule.

The Mouse had a hamachi sashimi salad. Aloha Cones

The Mouse's Lunch

The Mouse’s Lunch

Asian dressing, pickled ginger, and wasabi soy sauce included. Nom!

The Cat had an unexpected crisis (aren’t all crisis unexpected?) at work. Finished later than planned. didn’t want to deal with cooking. The cat also wanted to fill her frequent eater card at Kincaid’s. An unplanned late night nom.

Dinner started well.

Bread with Herb Butter

Bread with Herb Butter

The Cat’s fish.

Salmon Special

Salmon Special

All I remember was there was a celery root puree and a blue cheese reduction. Tasty.

The Mouse’s burger.

Top View

Top View

Reverse View

Reverse View

Details

Details

Sandwich was too thick for me, had to deconstruct is. I usually deconstruct my burgers anyway. Nom!

Day ended with a key lime pie share.

Key Lime Pie with Lime Sorbet

Key Lime Pie with Lime Sorbet

A good day, except for The Cat’s crisis.

Hope your weekend is off to a good start.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sunday Brunch

Farmers’ market closed because of bunny day. With no real plans for Easter (Zippy’s was a thought), ended up at Zia’s.

Dunno if because of bunny day, a couple of menu items were not available (The Cat wanted to try their Molokai sweet potato ravioli).

The Cat ended up with her “go-to”.

Norwegian Smoked Salmon Breakfast Minestrone Soup Cole Slaw

Norwegian Smoked Salmon Breakfast (Served w/Fresh avocado, 2 eggs scrambled & a hint of Sirracha)
Minestrone Soup
Cole Slaw

For some reason (again, maybe bunny day, the regular chef was off), the soup wasn’t as good as “normal”. Sigh.

The cole slaw came with The Mouse’s lunch.

Italian Hero (copa, prosciutto, salami, tomato & arugula w/ red wine vinegar)

Italian Hero (copa, prosciutto, salami, tomato & arugula w/ red wine vinegar)

First meat in a couple of days. Digested well (sorry, TMI).

Since The Cat’s dish doesn’t have any starch on it, she also ordered

Island Tomato Bruschetta

Island Tomato Bruschetta

Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, basil. Tasty.

Hope your Sunday went well.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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