La Pina: Taste the real Hawaii. Sip out of a locally grown pineapple and enjoy a refreshing blend of fresh pineapple, coconut cream, and Hana Bay Gold Rum with a dark rum float.
Ahi sashimi. Jordan said he was “sashimied out” but we were not!
Liz drinking a pina colada.
Fire-Grilled Shrimp Salad: Arugula, goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled red onion, macadamia nut brittle
Wrong Island Iced Tea: Hawaiian tea! White liquors, pineapple juice, and a splash of passion fruit.
Dallas’s parents and Caroline and Jose were all leaving Kauai a little before us so we said our goodbyes. We had to be out of our rental house hours before our flight, so we went and hung out at the place where Jordan and Liz were staying. They were staying on Kauai for several more days, so they had no time crunch. After a bit we decided to have lunch at Duke’s. This was our last activity on Kauai before heading to Oahu.
I’ve been to Duke’s in Waikiki several times, but I had never been to the one at Kalapaka Beach on Kauai. I thought it was really great. I loved the atmosphere. We sat outside by the bar, but faced the ocean. The food we had was also excellent and so were the drinks! I had to get La Pina, since Paul Baker had talked it up so much. It’s basically a pina colada, but is served in a locally-grown pineapple! You’ll remember that the resort where Paul and Kate stay is on Kalapaki Beach, so they have been to Duke’s on Kauai a lot. This was just my second time to Kalapaki Beach ever. It’s so pretty! I was sad to be leaving Kauai, but a couple of pina coladas and a wrong island iced tea helped me power through.