And last but not least, SIL1 and SIL2 hosted a beautiful luncheon for my baby shower. It was close family only, which was just perfect. My mom is in town now from Japan so she was able to join the other ladies of our family for lunch at Hau Tree Lanai in the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. Mom-in-law also flew in from Maui for the occasion too, and prepared these lovely favors from Big Island Candies for each guest:
Since Hau Tree Lanai is famous for their eggs benedict, Mom ordered the Salmon Benedict Florentine ($17.00), a variation of the eggs benedict but with salmon, spinach and egg over cheese scones. Yum!
Kaimana Eggs Benedict ($16.00) with turkey and canadian bacon:
and I had the Reuben Sandwich ($16.00) with pastrami, saurkraut and swiss cheese on rye bread served with french fries.
Miso Sake Salmon served with brown rice ($20.00):
and for dessert, I had the Mauna Kea ($10.00), an ice cream pie inspired by the snow capped volcano with layers of haupia ice cream, fudge, mac nuts, chocolate ice cream on top of an oreo cookie crust. This was sooo delicious.
The Warm Chocolate Lava Cake ($10.00) with ganache filling.
The outdoor location overlooking the beach under the large hau tree is so charming, it was the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch with my favorite ladies.
(Photos by: SIL1)
(Side note: if you have a phobia of birds, be warned there’s lots of scary aggressive pigeons.)
MENU: View the menu on their website.
Hau Tree Lanai
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
2863 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Lunch: 11:45a-2:00p (Mon-Sat), 12:00p-2:00p (Sun)