New Private Banquet Room
Tomato Ginger Bisque
Fresh Prawns from New Caledonia
Here we are again, the start of a new week. The week past ended on a high note with good assignments shooting portfolios for a private/personal trainer and a day spent at the always fabulous Mamas Fish House here on Maui's North Shore. Mamas has added a new private dining/banquet room as well as expanding their regular seating areas. In keeping with the spirit of the place, designer Bill Kohl has salvaged unique machine parts and scraps from the old Paia Sugar Mill to incorporate into both the structural and interior design of the place. Eye-candy everywhere you look! Chef Perry Bateman kept the food to be photographed coming, beautiful as always. He kept my assistant and I well fed too.. one of the more unique offerings I had the chance to sample was was a dish of steamed clams topped with kalua pig & the spicy Korean pickled cabbage dish known as kim chee. Sounds a little weird but let me tell you, this stuff rocked! An unbelievable mix of very compatible flavors & textures... simply delicious!
Now, we begin the week with booking travel... The Island of Lanai on Wednesday for a shoot, travel to & from via the ferry out of Lahaina Harbor. Friday we return to the Big Island for an early morning shoot in Hilo on the east side, then a mad dash across the island, through the volcanoes and over the Saddle Road (deja vu?) to South Kona on the southwest side and a three hour or so drive from Hilo for a shoot at the City of Refuge. Then, another mad dash to the airport to return to Maui on friday evening. Next monday, another ferry excursion to the Island of Molokai for a shoot which I have received precious few details so far. All in good time, I suppose... and hopefully a little time to shoot stock images on each island between assigned sessions.