My wife and I stopped in for lunch our first day in Kauai. The place is oozing with history, formerly a sugar plantation. Today, restored and a wonderful spot to dine, despite not being water front, which in Kauai is not hard to find. We were warmly greeted and given a brief oral history of the place. We were seated outside and promptly served. The menu is full of culinary creations, I had the caliente margarita to start, just the right amount of chile oil and heat! The caprese salad was the best I've ever had, local heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, and vanilla infused balsamic vinegar, yumm. For a main course, my wife had the fish tacos, made with battered/fried white fish of some sort. I had the short rib au jus, with whipped horseradish, a french onion soup dip, and the finishing touch, buttermilk battered onion rings. OMG, mouth watering decadence. We were so impressed we changed a Friday dinner reservation from another restaurant, to this one. One potential future watch out... I asked who the culinary genius behind their creations was. I was told chef Jonathan Pflueger, however, he is no longer with them. He went back to Eastside restaurant. I'm guessing some sort of falling out with management. Not sure when that happened, for now at least, they're running with his recipes.
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