Thursday, August 14, 2008

Two Excellent Restaurants -- And a look in the kitchens

First, two photos of the kitchen at Daniel Thibault, a French/Pacific restaurant in Waimaia where we had lunch yesterday on our way back from seeing the volcano.

Our delicious lunch:




And tonight's dinner: at Rapanui, a very new place in downtown Kailua-Kona. We were surprised and delighted at the delicate touch of the chef. The food is billed as New Zealand-Thai. Last year in N.Z. we found the food wonderful -- this upholds the country's reputation with us. We both had fresh ahi. Mine was with a salad called gado-gado. Len's was served with vegetables and rice. Dessert was an individual coconut cream pie, with a very light, soft filling. I suspect the custard was placed in the shell just before serving, to preserve the crispness of the shell and provide a great contrast in textures.



1 comment:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Wow! Everything looked great, and I had no idea about the New Zealand cuisine.