When we arrived they gave us a little card to congratulate us on our wedding and a nice little table facing the shoreline. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. I started off with the Pau Hana, a "relaxing cocktail at the end of the day" with gin, lime, guava and a hint of ginger. Mama was right; it was delicious, relaxing, and not too sweet.
After nibbling on some home-made poppy seed bread with honey butter, for our appetizer, we decided on the guacamole with crab (which was yummy) but oddly one of the highlights for me of the meal was an amuse bouche of asparagus soup. The tiny bowl was just enough to know it was DELICIOUS and I finished DC's off too! They also gave us a taste of home-made poi (mashed taro) which we both didn't like; too bland.
For my entree, I knew I had to get fish that they catch locally and serve within 24 hours. I had the mahi mahi (caught by fisherman Matt Smith) stuffed with king crab with a macadamia nut crust. it was served with local vegetables and a white wine pineapple sauce (my second favorite thing I ate that day - it was soooo good). DC had the ribeye with roasted vegetables. My fish had a great flavor and DC's ribeye with a chimichurri-like sauce was also delicious.
For dessert, that was hard to even think about(!), we had the chocolate pie with a caramel cookie crust. It was the best dessert we had on trip and one I am still thinking about it. The abundance of caramel really did it for me.
After taking some pictures as the sun was beginning to set, we waddled out of Mama's, passing by notes from famous diners and beautiful fresh flower after beautiful fresh flower.
Mahalo, Mama's, for a great meal! Much more Hawaii to come! I'm going a little out of order and because the larger posts from each island are taking me forever to edit photos (3000+ total from the trip). Of course you can see pictures over at #alohacovals.
All photos by me.