Mele Kalikimaka, a me Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!
Mods may Grinch this, but I want to wish all CHers--even the Mods--a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year, Hawai'ian style. Whether you are keiki or kupuna; o'iwi, kama'aina or visitors, aloha of the Season.
I have learned a lot from all of you here in 2010, and am reminded of the Mo'olelo Hawai'i Kahiko (old Hawai'ian proverb) that roughly translates: "Not all knowledge is within your house." I.e., we all have a lot to learn.
Mahalo Kakou!, Aloha.
Yes, let's get the food involved, so the thread will have life!
Gotta' finish my O`ahu trip reviews. There was nothing but good, however, not all was excellent, as we had imagined.
Having to compress a 21 day trip into 6 days is an effort, but our plans really got changed this year - too many times. Imagine 10 days in Sydney turning into 3 in NYC... was not the best year of our lives. Still, O`ahu dining was very good, albeit too short, and without any really new spots.
Same for NYC - Restaurant Daniel was almost over-the-top, but am not sure that it could make up for not doing some heavy-eating in Sydney. Only time will tell.
Still on food - Chef Mavro's was the big winner on that recent trip. We had a questionable visit before, but they more than made up for that this time. Food is still ALIVE on O`ahu!!!
The happiest of holidays and New Year from the Mainland.
Chef Mavro restaurant
1969 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826