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01 February 2009 @ 07:45 am
Adventures in Food: Private Dining at Capische - in Maui!  
Thank you SO MUCH again to all of you for your lovely birthday messages the other day!! I'm still in Maui with Mark (and all my co-workers) but I thought I'd update on the INCREDIBLE dinner we all had last night. We went to IL Teatro at Capische - which is located at the Diamond Resort in Wailea Maui.

It was one of the BEST eating experiences of my life!!! We walked into a private room and had our own private chef who cooked and plated the dishes right in front of us and we had our personal wine expert who spoke with us about the wine pairings for each of the 5 courses. It was AMAZING!!!

All my co-workers enjoyed it a lot and it was a REALLY nice way for our BIG boss to thank everyone for all the hard work they did in 2008. The only sad part was that we weren't allowed to invite our spouses.

We all waited in the lobby of the Grand Wailea for our car to pick us up to take us to
the Diamond Resort. (Me, Ana, Jo, and Lorrie)

Jo, Jillian, and Brent in the shuttle to the restaurant.

Brent, Jillian, Lorrie, Ryan, Ana, & Jo in our private dining room.

BIG boss, Steven, and Me!

Amuse Bouche - tomato soup with chili oil, pesto, and other things... lovely!!

1st Course - Anti-Pasta, Asparagus, Hearts of Palm, Green Beans in Fennel Thyme Vinaigrette
This was good - especially the asparagus - that was seasoned perfectly!!

2nd Course - Tomato and bufala mozzarella (everyone else had seared scallops) herb salad.
This was VERY good, especially the tomato and mozzarella!

3rd Course - Six Cheese Tortellini, Hana Fresh Tomatoes, and Aged Balsamic
BIG boss thought this was the best dish of the evening... I agreed with him up to this point.
The tortellini sat on another pasta square that was seared and fried crisp, the tortellini
was SOOOO tasty - it was amazing!!

4th Course - For me only, the chef prepared local mushrooms seared on the fire, over a white
bean salad, with truffle jus ---- AMAZING!!!
Now, I would've agreed with BIG boss on the other dish, IF I didn't have this dish next!
The mushroom was DELICIOUS! It was crispy and juicy, seasoned perfectly, and just THE BEST
vegetarian dish I have EVER had!! I totally didn't want it to end!

5th Course - Dessert! It was a warm chocolate cake with hot & cold strawberries, raspberry sorbet,
with a creme brulee spoon! This was an amazing end to an amazing meal!
The creaminess of the creme brulee spoon mixed so well with the rich, dark chocolate...
and the tartness of the sorbet just complimented the dish perfectly!! SO delicious!!

A group picture!! We're all happy and VERY full!! :)

It was definitely THE BEST gourmet dining experiences I've ever had! And it certainly added to the already VERY lovely weekend!!
Current Mood: fullfull
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 2nd, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
The mushroom dish was absolutely fabulous!! I want to try it myself, but I know it won't be half as good. I want to eat it again... right now. :)
Care: like totallycareleswhisper on February 1st, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
The food looks delicious. I would have to pass on the mushroom dish though. Me and mushrooms don't get along. I'm sorry Mark couldn't join you.

Had to edit my comment, but I'm sure you already saw what I wrote. :D

Edited at 2009-02-01 11:17 pm (UTC)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 2nd, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
Ahahaha!!! I love you, Carrie!! Your first comment (before the edit) was priceless!! :D

But I was sad that Mark had to miss it too! :( I'm sure you would've enjoyed the other entrees, though - that place was just SOOOO delicious! :)
Aparna: Myselfinspirethoughts on February 2nd, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
Wow...the food looks yummy! :)
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on February 2nd, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
It was SOOOO delicious!! One of the best vegetarian meals I have ever had!! (Probably 8 billion calories, but oh well...)
Aparna: Cookinginspirethoughts on February 2nd, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
My older brother and SIL would love this place since they eat only vegetarian. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 2nd, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
They would totally have loved it!! :D
karmastyxkarmastyx on February 4th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Food looks great... I'd love the dessert!
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on February 4th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
It was SOOO delicious!! You totally would have loved the dessert, it was heavenly! :D Miss you, Laura!! :(
Tony: triquetradudepower1982 on February 8th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday, Sheri!
(sorry for the lateness; I've just now logged into LiveJournal after months of neglecting it)
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on February 8th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
Thank you, Tony!! I miss you! HUGS!!!