Friday, 25 November 2016

My Vacation Foodie Post

We enjoyed a lot of wonderful meals in Maui but as far as I'm concerned, these are the Foodie Highlights of our trip --


Look at this cheeky little bugger, helping itself to some guy's breakfast while he was in the bathroom! That's the hazard of open-air restaurants.


Captain America cereal, eh? With "red and blue shield marshmallows" to boot. Oh you crazy Yanks, what will you think of next?


This is the most decadent dessert I've ever seen in my entire life -- the Polynesian Black Pearl dessert at Mama's Fish House near Paia. The black pearl is chocolate mousse nestled in macadamia nuts. The oyster shell is a thin cookie pastry hinged on whipped cream. Beautifully patterned caramel and chocolate sauce surround and set off the bottom shell. This work of art was almost too exquisite to eat!

ALMOST.

[Photo #1 and #3 by My Rare One; photo #2 by Debra She Who Seeks]

45 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

the cereal looks disgusting, but that dessert...OM NOM NOM NOM!

DEZMOND said...

hope the bird did not leave him a nasty raisin in his treat....

Bob Slatten said...

I'm not a dessert person but I'd order that one just to look at it!

The Captain said...

I'm not a fan of sugary cereals but the clam dessert looks amazing.

Welcome back Debra!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that dessert is a work of art...so cool!

wenda j said...

It is good to have you back in Canada.That dessert is fantastic.Did it taste as good as looks.

Snap said...

Looks so decadent it should be outlawed....!!!!!!!!!!

Sylvie D said...

I have to try that black pearl thing. I am drewling! You devil you! How dare you tease me with such amazing treats!

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Ahahaha that bird just helping itself! So funny....

That dessert!!! Oh my!!! I bet it was totally delicious...

Lois said...

omg that desert looks so yummy!

Mark said...

Americans have become so lazy that they've actually trained small birds to feed them? It's almost ingenuous in a way.

Ol'Buzzard said...

That dessert, I am sure, is better than a Twinkie; but I bet it doesn't have the shelf life.
the Ol'Buzzard

Miss Val's Creations said...

Fun stuff! That black pearl dessert looks amazing!

Adam said...

The funny thing about character cereals is if you like them, enjoy it while you can before they replace it

laurie said...

that bird scored some great left overs lol, not afraid at all was it..
That desert was amazing,,very fancy!!
The cereal is different for sure,

The Happy Whisk said...

Loved seeing this. As for the cereal .. Oh my gosh, they've gone bat crap crazy with cereal boxes these days.

Janie Junebug said...

What WILL we think of next? Oh, wait. We've already done our worst.

Love,
Janie

Birdie said...

Did you tell the guy that bird was eating his breakfast?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This was fun! I had a good laugh with the bird. I saw the same type of boldness last year in Cuba.

bj said...

Well, so glad to see you are back home. That dessert was scary looking 'till you described it..sounds luscious.
Hope you had a good vacation...and, again, glad to have you back.

mistress maddie said...

Lovely dessert!!!!! I'd normally want to try it, but I'm still stuffed from yesterdays celebrating.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Birdie -- No, we didn't. He was actually sitting way across the restaurant from us. My Rare One took the photo with her zoom.

HBF said...

Wow-that dessert is glorious!

Marie Smith said...

The dessert is a pearl for sure!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

You do so love the islands, don't you??

Barbara said...

My kind of desert. My sugar would have probably exploded right at the table.

Fundy Blue said...

LOL! That is a cheeky dove! The desert looked amazing! I'm catching up and working backwards. I'll bet Maui was loads of fun!

Missy George said...

I hope somebody told that guy that there was a pigeon in his food. Yuk! That desert look too good to eat. Well almost 😒

Magaly Guerrero said...

That is a fantastic bird!

baili said...

I always prefer open air restaurant but never left my food alone though. I found this pic of birdy quite interesting.
Dessert looks yummy but loved your your description.

Treey Stynes said...

The breakfast looks ok. Even better if you don't have to share it.

Fearsome Beard said...

Birds are quite entertaining.

Leeanna Henderson said...

That dessert looked so damned good . Okay, I put on another 10lbs just looking at it. Go to Jan's blog http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2016/11/gingerbread-cake-with-molasses-cream.html, and you'll gain at least 20.

Kay G. said...

Maui? Lucky!! Americans use any shields available, even marshmallows! LOL!

e said...

The Black Pearl! Argh!!!! It looks amazing!

It looks like a great trip, Debra. Welcome back to reality.

John M said...

The bird seems to have table manners. It's using a fork.

Guillaume said...

Food porn. I had a seagull doing the same with my hakes leftovers in Devon.

bill lisleman said...

Paia - we had fun once walking around that cool village once. I don't recall where we ate but I did come home with a T-shirt.

Jim said...

That dessert is to DIE FOR!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

That bird made me laugh! LOL! They are smart!!! That dessert looked amazing, WOW!!! I can just imagine how, rich, smooth and creamy it was!! Ok,, I really need to go to the gym! LOL!

lady M said...

That little bird is a zebra dove, an invasive species introduced to the Hawaiian islands by humans in 1922 and described by the guide as "very tame". Looks like you are having a wonderful time there and eating well.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm...almost speechless.

Cheryl said...

I agree with the others that the cereal sounds awful but the dessert really is a piece of art. Sounds amazing!

Insomniac's Attic said...

That bird cracks me up!

Lynn said...

A banner day for the bird (but that probably happens all the time.) :)