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FOOD Makes a Happy Home

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Especially when Chef Peter is cooking it.

Recently, good friends of mine purchased a beautiful new home here in town. It wasn’t an easy process, but after months of looking, packing, unpacking, moving, and (some) stress, Ron and Sandra a settled in to what I would consider a “lifetime” home. SO, what better way to celebrate than to christen the kitchen with an incredible & memorable meal with none other than Chef Peter himself.

As bottle after bottle (after bottle, etc.) of wine were opened and quickly finished, Chef Peter put out dish after dish (after dish, etc) of simply incredible flavors.

From Left to right: Foie Gras, Opakapaka, Fillet, Homemade Ice Cream (Cheese Platter not pictured, but thoroughly enjoyed)

All the while, the beautifully set table sat untouched.

Rather, we opted for huddling together around the kitchen counter, where each dish was effortlessly prepared right in front of our eyes. Chef Peter, chit chatting along with us, barely broke a sweat, and with very little fuss, and some flair (see below), treated us to a feast not likely to be recreated in that kitchen again (no disrespect to Ron and Sandra’s cooking skills…)

Chef Peter’s favorite tools in the Kitchen? Blow Torch & Toaster Oven.

The Very Happy and Very Full Group

Entertaining this Holiday Season?

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Make it easy on yourself!

Chef Peter has put together a spectacular new Holiday menu filled with fresh flavors and holiday zing. Let Memoirs help you put together an effortless entertianing expereince with a selection from our passed hor’d'oeurves.

Make a selection of 6 (OR MORE!!), and then relax and enjoy your company and holiday cheer while Memoirs takes care of the rest. AND, for those of you anxiously waiting to see our new line of Stainless Steel Monogrammed service platters (See our SNEAK PEEK), have no doubt that they will be in all their festive glory at your next holiday event.

Hamachi and Ahi sashimi center piece

Tiny filet mignon w/ port shallot butter crust

Goat cheese stuffed shrimp cakes

Zucchini stuffed masa corn dumplings with chipotle

Chilled oysters with ginger lime and shallot mignonette

Mushroom mozzarella risotto cakes with prosciutto

Crisped pastry topped with duck confit and ginger soy

Braised pork belly with lilikoi glaze on rice crisps

Sweet and smokey short ribs with blue cheese

Scallops with lemon and garlic chive butter

Seared catch with lemon and plum vinaigrette

Sneak Peak

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Slim, sleek, and coming to your next event:

If you’ve been to any Memoirs events recently, you may be one of the few to have seen our new line of Stainless Steel monogrammed service platters. BUT, that’s just a small part of Chef Peter’s new line. Email to schedule your next private event or celebration, and see the full line in action!

Land Ahoy!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Over 2,300 Miles Later, Land in Sight.

And Peter is still fishing.

With the spectacular Molokai coastline as his backdrop, see the lucky lure that brought in loads of Mahi during the course of their 2 week long adventure across the Pacific. A self-professed Fish-Enthusiast, the catch and the taste of the fresh fish never gets old.

Come back soon to if Peter gets his Land Legs back under him, and what fresh adventures await for Memoirs.

A Few Hours Later…

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Undoubtedly, our beautiful Mahi swiftly met his final fate.

I suppose he could have fallen into worse hands. Rather, he meets a respectable end as a simple, effortless sashimi dish; no fuss, no flair, just real fresh fish they way it should be enjoyed.


For another preparation, lightly beer battered and fried just hours after catching. True testament that Memoirs is ready any time & any place to create incredible private dining experiences using what’s fresh, simple, fun, and exceptionally delicious.