Aloha great Foodie friends,
A little gem hidden in paradise was what we found last night. From the moment you enter the views and atmosphere fill your eyes.
Merriman’s: One Bay Club Place, Lahina, Hawaii
Don’t make the mistake of driving to Lahina proper as this gem is in the other direction in Kapalua.
The handcrafted drinks are a great surprise along the lines of a “Speakeasy” cocktail truly made from scratch and the difference is noticeable.
Merriman’s Mai Tai- El Dorado rum, fresh lime, orange curaçao and lilikoi foam (a passion fruit foam) try the foam before you mix it in the drink then blend all the flavors together- delectable!
Parmesan truffle fries – the perfect starter to have with your handcrafted sips- a perfect blend of flavors and truffle used the right way…not overpowering.
Next up was the entrees.
USDA Prime grade Fillet of Beef (GF)- a perfectly grilled medium rare with pefect char, garlic whipped potatoes, kula green beans, Savoy cabbage topped with mustard brown butter emulsion.
The perfect bites always exist when flavor depth and textures meet. Every bite of this delectable dish was filled with flavor leaving you wanting for the next bite.
Lamb- I am going based on memory for all that was on this plate, but truly it was definitely a culinary wow in my books.
The lamb was “SousVide” (this is a method of cooking in an airtight plastic bag and placed in a low temprature controlled water bath) then finished to a perfect medium rare – medium (as requested) on the grill. Served with jalepeno whipped potateos, perfectly cooked kula green beans, creamed corn and what seemed to be a fresh salsa.
Every bite touched a different taste bud if that’s possible. Well done!
Dinner was served with a perfect sip of Heidi Schrock Austrian rose.
To finish off our Hawaiin themed dinner was:
Maui Gold Pinneapple and toasted macadamia nut bread pudding-
A perfect blend of Hawaiin flavors coupled with a traditional comfort food dessert topped with rum sauce and Haupia (coconut) icecream. Delectable!
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