This weekend's brunch menu was the s*it! It was the last summer brunch service for '09. As Ali mentioned in a previous post, there will not be a brunch service this coming Sunday, September 26th. We are taking a week off, planning the fall brunch menu, and at the same time conducting research on some of our favorite foods (the cafe is still open, thanks to our lovely, talented, and gorgeous employees). Mark your calendars for October 4th, which will mark the debut of the forthcoming fall Sunday brunch at the LRBC.
While this past Sunday's brunch is deserving of its own blog post, I want to interrupt your regularly scheduled program to announce a momentous occasion in the history of my life: less than one hour ago I enjoyed my first ever "plate lunch:"
This meal came courtesy of Da Kitchen Express in Kihei, HI. The above plate featured tempura battered Mahi Mahi, mac salad (with potatoes), rice, shredded cabbage, and house tartar. It was definitely everything a hungry guy could ask for; the tempura batter was thin, but flaky and flavorful, with just the right amount of fresh parsley peppered throughout. Though it was a lot of food, my mouth begins to salivate just thinking about it. The fish tasted fresh and delectable. The mac salad was very interesting as well, with the addition of potatoes an unexpected but welcome bonus. As if our first few hours on this island couldn't get any better, the time zone differential brought us the beginning "Monday Night Football" as we enjoyed our meal. Go Colts!
*A strange coincidence explained: If one were to look at past blog posts that document food we eat while we are traveling, one might think that all we eat is battered and fried fish. This is only partly true, and has more to do with the fact that we relish in the opportunity to eat fish in places where it is a large part of the local cuisine, i.e. close to the ocean.
Da Kitchen Express
2439 S Kihei Rd # 107A
Kihei, HI 96753-8688
Posted by Ali and Evan at 7:00 PM