We had an amazing lunch today at Kapi'olani Community College. It was actually a recommendation from a taxi driver who drove us to Diamond Head, because the college is at the base of the mountain. When we passed the college, he told us that the school has a large culinary program and that they have a restaurant, so we knew right then that we had to go.
They have a set menu for lunch, with a couple of choices. For appetizer, we had vichyssoise and a goat cheese tart with a tomato vinaigrette salad. Sadly, I forgot to take pictures of the appetizer course.
One of our entrees was braised lamb shank with tomato confit, beluga lentils, and roasted root vegetables.
The other entree was snapper en papillote, with beurre blanc and grilled shrimp in a nest of wilted greens and roasted fingerling potatoes.
We were also offered a selection of desserts made by the pastry students, so we ordered lemon meringue pie and a fruit tart.
To drink, we both had iced tea, which they served with a small glass of simple syrup, so you could sweeten your drink as much as you liked.
All of this for less than $20 per person. I love culinary school meals.