After the sunrise hike, we spent the day on Kailua beach. The kids had so much fun playing in the sand, swimming and SUPing. My sister-in-law and I walked to the Kalapawai Market and picked up lunch for everyone. Open since 1932, the market was very charming. From the great deli inside to the guy grilling burgers out front, this market had so much to offer.
Once everyone was ready to escape the sun for a while, we made our first stop at Island Snow. The shave ice here was my favorite and I heard that President Obama's daughters visit daily when they are in Oahu. I am not sure what their favorite flavor is but I am pretty boring and only ordered one flavor, the pink lemonade (no ice cream or snow cap).
My sister-in-law, being the brilliant person she is, booked two sitters for the evening. This allowed the four adults to escape the six kids for a few hours. We stopped at Tamuras Fine Wine shop in the Aikahi Park Shopping Center to grab some wine. I was very impressed with the selection and could have browsed the shelves for hours. We left with a California Cabernet Sauvignon and a French white Burgundy to take to our dinner at The Food Company (BYOB). The food was delicious but served in a relaxed atmosphere. The chef, Jason Kiyota, was born and raised in Honolulu. He attended culinary school and then traveled the world gaining culinary experience before returning to his home.
We enjoyed getting away from the kiddos for some adult time...a great ending to a pretty much perfect day!
|Pink lemonade flavored shave ice|
|Loving this new maxi dress from Bluetique.|
|Pan Roasted Mission Figs|
|Red Wine Braised Short Ribs|
|Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with Balsamic Peppered Strawberries|