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A Happy (& busy) New Year!

January 20th, 2012

Memoirs  had a busy December through Christmas and multiple parties on New Years Eve.  Before Christmas, we visited our clients and partners around town with our very own Reindeer.

The New Year got off to a quick start thanks to State changes in recognition of civil unions, leading a to a noticeable increase in those celebration bookings for 2012.  We are happy to be part of any celebration and welcome these changes here for both ideological and common sense reasons.

The Bridal Expo kicks off the weekend of the 21st at Blaisdell and you can see us in action handing out some of our favorites like:

Hamakua red & yellow tomato gazpacho shot

In-house pickled vegetables w goat cheese puff pastry

Wailua chocolate crunch bar w Maui rum caramel

But today – we have been requested to join our friends at Hawaii Yachts for a day on-board offering local delights for a segment on the Travel Channel.  We will highlight local fish in our signature fish tacos along with some of Memoirs other favorites.

November 21st, 2011

foster dinner

Dinner at the Foster house has and will always be a simple, no frills affair. With country linen and a roaring fire to counter the freezing mountain air.

Stews like this Texas beef loaded with spices always come wiht fresh bread from the oven or in this case, cornbread.

beef stew

I was surprised the wine glasses came out and not everyday Duralex water glasses I love to drink wine from. I guess the old man’s birthday was reason enough.


hounds on the shore

November 20th, 2011

November 18th, 2011


After APEC events, billing and inventories were complete , I took my cooks up to the North Shore beach house to surf some pretty good swell and threw a mildly extravagant dinner party for ourselves, family style.

I particularly enjoyed taking the dogs to the beach with Olga in the morning and coming back to make banana pancakes on a Tuesday.


dinner party


November 15th, 2011

Barnyard Wedding


All vegetarian and vegan. I learned honey is regurgitated from bees and that vegans and vegetarians are pretty laid back when it comes to most things. The family and guests were all there to enjoy the couple and we really felt the love come through. At some point or another we really smelled the good vibes as well… coming from the grill and the seared garlic zucchinis.

GEH also did a hell of a job.

Sunset Ranch is BEAUTIFUL and worth checking out if anyone is looking for a venue on that side of the island. Their guy on the ground was very cool and kept our electric going and was a problem solver for the venue, Sunset Ranch. All the staff from SR were good country people, the couple were there to party and celebrate life, the guests were loving every minute and the barn could not have looked better.