Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hawaii Day 6: Cinnamon Rolls, Dinner & a Show

Today we took a break from our Avocado/Mango breads and walked down to Lava Java to share a big ol' cinnamon roll for breakfast.

The rest of the day we did some shopping and avoided filling up, in anticipation of dinner at the Don the Beachcomber Restaurant at our hotel.

The meal began with complimentary pineapple, bread and herb butter.

And just as our waiter, Douglas, was trying to take Dan's order - I was freaking out because two male humpback whales were jumping and splashing and tail flapping off in the distance. We hadn't seen any whales yet, so I got really excited. They were way too far way for my little camera, but the show was great.

When we returned to ordering, we went for an appetizer of crab-artichoke dip to start, which was served with two kinds of bread.

For my entree, I couldn't resist the fresh catch of the day - which was a spearfish called Hebi, served with a gorgonzola cream sauce, potatoes, and asparagus.

Dan went for the 'Hokey Pokey' - a classic steak & lobster, surf & turf option.

Since we were indulging tonight, we saved a little room for dessert and I stuck with the sweet potato & haupia (coconut pudding) pie, which I've had before and love.

And Dan went for the tropical Crème brûlée.

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