Christmas at The Willows

David and I had a wonderful Christmas lunch at The Willows.  It’s an open air restaurant, established in 1944 and located on Hausten Street near the University of Hawaii.  The weather was lovely in the high 70s low 80s:



We had a nice view of the man made pond:



Here we are, posing at our table with the trees and the waterfall in the background.  I am wearing a muumuu and David is wearing an Aloha shirt:


This is the buffet room:


I took my favorite food (crab macaroni salad, seafood cake, roast lamb, baked ham, prime rib, shrimp vegetable salad, and mushroom salad):


I washed it all down with iced tea:


Dessert (eggnog bread pudding, mango haupia, and apple fritters with strawberry cream):


David enjoyed the crab legs and the prime rib:


We had a wonderful time at The Willows!

10 Responses to “Christmas at The Willows”

  1. David Says:

    Glad to see that you had a great Christmas. I look forward to our New Years celebration!

  2. Arlene whitehouse Says:

    Nice pictures!love your blog! We in Chicago have snow and cold !

  3. DJan Says:

    Nice! It looks like it was very filling, with lots of different meats for you. 🙂

  4. Olga Says:

    Looks as though you had a very nice time enjoying the weather, the scenery and a good meal together. I had to look up a recipe for haupia because I did not know what it was. This is one of your posts that makes me want to visit Hawaii.

  5. Christine Says:

    The food looks fantastic and what a setting! You both look great too.

  6. Tom Sightings Says:

    High 70s, low 80s. I’m jealous!

  7. Carole Says:

    Looks delicious! Wish I could join you 🙂 It was only 11 degrees this morning with gusting winds, making it feel like -15 degrees! So glad you and David are enjoying your retirement.

  8. Beatrice Says:

    Looks like a wonderful and warm Christmas celebration for you and David and with no cooking required! In comparison to your weather, we had a white Christmas here in Nashua, NH. We didn’t mind the weather as our cars are parked in the underground garage and we were not going anywhere. Instead, our next door neighbors joined us for a nice turkey and all the trimmings holiday dinner. I’m trying to catch up on blog reading as we have been away from home from late Nov until the week before Christmas. And thought we could stay home now, but again have to leave from Thurs-Sun to attend funeral services in our native NJ.
    We send our best wishes to you for a wonderful coming 2018

  9. Kay G. Says:

    That food looks good and in such a pretty setting!

  10. marmeladegypsy Says:

    Yum! A beautiful environment and no dishes to do! Ssending you wonderful new year’s wishes!

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