Hilo Bay Cafe's Parmesan Custard with Roasted Eggplant and Red Peppers
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of dining with 2 friends, one old and one new at Hilo Bay Cafe. The Big Island Visitor's Bureau is hosting a group of travel writers this week and one of them is blogger Denise Sakaki who writes the blogs Wasabi Prime and Jaunty Magpie from her home base in Washington state. The other one is my long time friend Jessica Ferracane who owns the PR Firm Irondog Communications and lives here on the Big Island. Jessica works closely with the Big Island Visitor's Bureau and they graciously hosted our evening at Hilo Bay Cafe so we could talk story about all of the good things on the big island.
And so we grazed on several small plates instead.
Portobella Wellington with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes
If you are ever in Hilo, a "must do" is a meal or two at Hilo Bay Cafe and do not forget to try a Jalapeño Martini! The food is mostly local, organic and exquisitely prepared. And if you are lucky enough to live here, let me know when you want to meet up for a meal or cocktails! You can also find Hilo Bay Cafe on Facebook where there are more pictures, menus and specials listed frequently.
Aloha from the Orchid Isle~