Monday, April 26, 2010
DANIEL THIEBAUT RESTAURANT - WAIMEA, HAWAII
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Daniel Thiebaut in Waimea on the Big Island is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. As soon as you enter the large restaurant you are taken back in time to a plantation style home set amidst the backdrop of Hawaii's Paniolo (Cowboys) and cattle country. Waimea is absolutely beautiful with its green pastures, rolling meadows and country charm. We stopped in Daniel Thiebaut's because it consistently gets rave reviews on the Big Island. I have wanted to go here for years and now had the chance as we were driving from Hilo to Kona. We hit the place during Administrative Professionals Week (Secretary's Day in English). There was a Prix Fixe Menu in addition to the standard menu. The Prix Fixe was $14.95 and included your choice of Asian Chicken Papaya - Hilo Papaya filled with Curried Chicken Salad, Grass Fed Beef Sliders with Lilikoi BBQ Sauce and sauted jojos, Kekela Farm Baby Romaine Salad with your choice of Grilled Herb Chicken or Fresh Catch of the Day and a Fresh Catch Provencale with garlic, olive, fennel and tomato served with Jasmine rice. Each entree came with Waimea Strawberry Millefeuille which is light puff pastry layered with strawberries, whipped creme and vanilla sauce. The meal even came with coffee or ice tea. I enjoyed the fresh catch which was Ono served on a Caesar Salad. The fish was fresh and delicious. The salad was large with a nice dressing. My friend enjoyed a burger that looked and tasted great. The Fish Provencale was beautiful and again was a big hit. Our fourth guest enjoyed soup and the fresh catch sandwich.
All good and filling. I really like this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone traveling through the beautiful town of Waimea on the Big Island.