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September 4th, also known as Labor Day, marks the “unofficial” last day of summer. At TCO we are just NOT okay with that! So, put your scarves away, don’t start ordering those pumpkin spiced coffee drinks yet, and definitely DO NOT bust out the ugg boots. We are going to keep summer going with our Where In The World Is Chef Specials this month. Chef Rich Byers decided to feature Hawaiian cuisine to keep summer alive, and we love it! Hawaii is known for its tropical cocktails, delicious coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapple and yams! We wanted to bring Hawaii to Colorado by incorporating the Hawaiian style of sweet, rich foods that definitely do not disappoint!
For the first course, Chef put together the most mouthwatering pork belly panipopo! This is a Hawaiian sweet roll with crispy ginger-hoison pork belly drizzled in a coconut cream and sweet soy.
For the next course, the main course, Chef created Sesame Wahoo with a TenderBelly pit ham hash, sweet cashew glaze and crispy tiger prawns. Wahoo is a sombird fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as Ono.
For dessert, our Pastry Chef made Haupia Pie. Chocolate Haupia pie is a widely popular dessert in the Islands. Haupia is a sweet, gelatinous Hawaiian dessert made with coconut milk. In Hawaii you’ll find little cubes of chilled haupia among the food offerings at a traditional luau or on a Hawaiian mixed-plate lunch.
Finally, we saved the best for last! The New Hawaiian is our cocktail special for the month of September and it’s cocktail that you definitely do not want to miss out on. It’s a refreshing and sweet spin on the classic Hawaiian cocktail, the Mai Tai. Our version combines; Rum, Curacao, Passion Fruit, House Macadamia Orgeat, House Pineapple Falernum, + Bitters. If that flavor profile doesn’t catch you, then the edible orchid we use as the garnish sure will!