Audrey and Henry:
Unfortunately, for these outings, Henry always is served last. Florence and Fred:
I suffered from food poisoning at a steakhouse in Frankfurt, so I had a $6 Canadian Bacon (the steaks were more than $50 when you add tax and tip):
The tomato soup was nothing special, but the sandwich was superb, and the slab of mozzarella outstanding. The poke stack was okay. While the others got the Keahole Lobster and Shrimp Lasagna, because of my allergy, I got Chinese Steamed Opakapaka, which tasted exactly like the similar Onaga at Orchids.
My next dish was a Ginger Crusted Onaga with miso sesame vinaigrette, mushrooms and corn.
A nice change of pace. At this point I was up to four white wines: champagne, chenin blanc, pinot chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Save for Francis, who ate his Twice Cooked Short Rib, Soy Braised and Grilled "Kalbi" Style...:
...the rest of us were approaching saturation, so we took that dish home, and ended with The Coconut, which looked like a coconut, and was mostly haupia sherbet with a shell of chocolate, enhanced wit tropical fruits and lilikoi sauce:
At this point they added a Gamay Beaujolais and a slightly sparkling sweet red wine.
There was a general consensus that this was the best meal outing we've had yet. However, that HAVE YOU EVER HAD A $300 JAPANESE MEAL IN HONOLULU posting of our gourmet society from 15 Craigside was at least as good...but for twice the cost:
I tend to have my Friday lunch at the beach, so Bor Yann and I went to Duke's:
He had some kind of fish tacos, but I went to the buffet ($19), which I thought was terrific. There is a station for pasta and another for sandwiches, plus a huge salad bar.