Hawaiian-ish

Still enjoying the sun here in Orlando! You know I used to live here, right? I spent several years of my childhood here, which is why I sometimes refer to myself as a “theme park baby.” That’s what happens when you grow up visiting Disney, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. ;)

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Post work, we headed out and about.IMG_3709 (640x427)

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First up – a pear martini with pear puree! Yum!

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Then, we headed out to one of my all-time favorite restaurants – Roy’s! Roy’s is a Hawaiian-fusion restaurant with really yummy food.

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I started with the Elderberry martini. Very light and refreshing!

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A couple of us tried the Prix Fixe Menu.

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I chose to start with the kombucha squash salad, which was a lovely choice with blue cheese, tender squash, pepitas and fresh cilantro.

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One of my co-workers got the macadamia crusted mahi mahi, which I may have ordered had I not had mahi-mahi the night before.

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I got the Hawaiian shortribs with mashed potatoes and lots of veg – carrots and broccolini (love that stuff)!

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And then it was dessert time. Check out my co-worker’s pumpkin cheesecake! I had a tiny bite and can say it’s quite yummy.

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I went for the molten chocolate dessert. Whoa was that delicious or what!

 

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And we even hit up downtown Disney to catch a really great duo at the Irish pub….

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…plus dancing! That girl was really talented! Her feet were moving like CRAZY!

Did you ever taking dancing in your life? I spent a brief period of time trying ballet, but it didn’t stick. Of course, now, I dance all the time! What about you?

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Comments

  1. Michelle says

    Woah that cake looks awesome!

    I danced for 11 years! I don’t anymore, but all those years come in handy with my zumba classes. :)

  2. says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! :D

    this all looks SO yummy… would you believe I have NEVER had a molten cake? *sigh*.

    I cannot believe I didn’t take dance when I was younger… my mom was a ballet dancer until well past college, and my aunt STILL teaches – she has a private studio at her house…

    I *STILL* want to take tap dancing… maybe someday… :)

  3. says

    I’ve had a couple elderflower martinis and they are so good. My favorite is made at the James in Chicago!

    I was forced to take ballet for years because I was a competitive gymnast. I think the reason why I didn’t like ballet was because I was being forced to do it. I don’t like it when people tell me I have to do something!

  4. says

    I took dance from kindergarten through middle school–tap, jaz, & ballet. I took ballet again in college and have attempted a few classes here and there over the past few years. I miss dance class…it was so fun, but now it’s not in the budget and few studios offer adult classes in the evening. Perhaps in another lifetime ;)

  5. says

    Word on the street is that it’s your bday…Happy Birthday! :)

    I have a musical theatre background so I’ve done plenty of dancing in my day. Although when we’re out, my boyfriend thinks I have lame dance moves. He clearly doesn’t understand that musical theatre dance moves are COOL!

  6. says

    Happy Happy B’day Ms. Diana!

    Not visiting Roys is one of my Orlando regrets. I used to live right by there when I first moved to Orlando. The Barnes & Noble right by there was one of my second homes (besides the Millenia Mall of course). Photos, as always, are fab!!!!

  7. Cindi says

    Yep – I took dance my entire life. I was on a competitive dance team in my younger days, then I was on the high school drill team and dance company. I miss it like crazy!!!

    Happy birthday!!!!!!

  8. says

    Dinner looks phenominal! I only took dancing one year when I was 7. The following year I decided on sports–volleyball and softball.

    I know September is your birthday month, so if today is your day then HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :)

  9. says

    I LOVEEEE Roy’s. There food is seriously so amazing!

    I always dreamed of being a dancer, but was sadly turned off to it when I was young by a ballet instructor who told me I was too fat and dint’ respect dancing. I moved on to musicals and was much happier singing and dancing. :) There were actual parts for big-bootie ladies in musicals and I really liked that!

  10. says

    I love Roy’s restaurant. I’ve been to their locations by Disneyland, San Diego, Las Vegas and Hawaii.

    I like fish dishes that have some crunchy crust on it like pecan crust or almond crust, it makes the fish dish taste better.

    I used to be a Hula dancer. I preferred dancing to the fast beats of live drums than the slow songs.

  11. says

    I did ballet for a very long time. I tried jazz, but I was much better at ballet. I ended up having to choose between dance and high school sports and dancing lost. So sad!

  12. says

    I have martini envy! And molten chocolate cake envy :-)
    In middle school I did African dance, tap, ballet and modern; then in college I took a ballet course for one semester. I wish that I could fit more dance into weekly life, but my schedule is just too hectic. Guess I just gotta fit in one Zumba class at a time!

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