Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hilo Bay Cafe with Wasabi Prime!

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.
The plan was to start with a few appetizers, and move on to a full dinner, but after Chef Joshua Ketner brought out a plate of his fabulous Beef Carpaccio we had to have more of that.... 
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 JalapeƱo 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~


wasabi prime said...

So great to meet you and enjoy such ono food! Thanks so much -- much aloha to you!

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Island Buzzy said...

Hi Devany,

What a nice review. I love Hilo Bay Cafe', one of the few places here that has maintained its high quality of food and service. Thank you!