My first evening there we had dinner at Duke’s. I didn’t take any photos, and I’m regretting it now because it turned out to be one of the best meals we had! I got their daily catch baked with tomatoes and basil. It had a buttery texture that melted in my mouth and was the best fish I had all week.
Thursday night we went to a place called House Without a Key. I’d found it online and the reviews looked pretty good.
We were seated right away and the view was gorgeous. It’s right on the water, there’s live Hawaiian music and the ambiance is just lovely. We settled down, ordered some cocktails, and watched the Hawaiian lady swivel her hips in front of us til our food arrived.
We spent the next day driving around and exploring the island. Even Oahu, the most developed island, can rival anywhere in the world in terms of beauty.
This beach, Kailua, is one of the island’s most popular. It was packed that day! So we headed up to the North Shore.
The best dinner we had was our last night. I’d arranged a special “date night” for the two of us at a swanky steakhouse called Hy’s.
We shared the filet mignon tartar and a bottle of wine and cozied up in a booth to reminisce about the fun week we’d had until our entree’s showed up and stole our attention away. I ordered my usual- a petite filet, medium rare with bleu cheese. Jordan got the beef wellington and we both fell in love at first bite. It’s been almost a week now and he’s still salivating with the memory. The chocolate lover’s dessert made table side completed the perfect evening.
And that’s pretty much it. Five days in two blog posts. Now I’m home and planning my next big trip! Lucky for me, it’s not too far off…