Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Honolulu: Chai's Island Bistro

We had a lovely dinner at Chai's Island Bistro (chaisislandbistro.com) on a steamy Honolulu night. A cruise ship in the harbor was a magnetic pulling groups of two and three vacationers past our table and back to the ship. Every grouping I saw was casually strolling the shopping plaza, and then I noticed that they would eventually arc and be pulled onto the same path toward the ship. A floating city ready to take them to the next port overnight. Fascinating.

I had a nice bright salad of mesclun greens with roasted beets, carrot wisps and a balsamic vinaigrette. Dinner was wok-seared jumbo black prawns in a spicy ginger sauce with Asian vegetables and Jasmine rice. Yum! Part of the fun of dining at Chai's was looking at the wall of celebrities that had been there over the years: Justin Timberlake, Michael Caine, Billy Baldwin, Mick Fleetwood and Kathy Ireland. No celebrity sightings on our night, but it was fun to look. Ahhhh, the fun of dinner on vacation.

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