Hawai’i: Mariposa @ Neiman Marcus

Monday, January 11, 2010 4comments No tags Permalink 0

Popovers and Strawberry Butter

Lunch with mom and two friends at Mariposa in Neiman Marcus. The main attractions of the Mariposa (aside from the setting) are popovers and chicken consommé. Don’t miss the sweet potato fries, and warm lilikoi pudding for dessert. The rest of the menu (aka apps and mains), I confess, I could do without ^_^

Shots from our meal below:
Chicken Consommé
Sweet Potato Fries and Guava Ketchup for the table.
Clam Chowder for half the table…
…and Kahuku Corn Chowder for the rest. I personally prefer the corn chowder (super chunky, and love, fresh, local corn!), but my mom swears by the clam chowder.
For our mains, I had the Seared Scallops, accompanied by Potato Gnocchi, Smoked Prosciutto, Kahuku Corn, Fava Bean Puree, Roasted Lobster Jus.
Mom went with the Lobster Club with Bacon, Roasted Peppers, Avocado, and Mayonnaise. The club comes with salad, but she replaced them with truffled fries ^_^
Another companion had the House-Smoked Pork Tenderloin, which came with Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Brown Butter Appleshire Sauce, and Sautéed Kale.
And for the fourth diner, Greek Salad: Grilled Chicken, Shredded Maui Romaine, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions, Cucumbers, Chickpeas, Grilled Avocado, Feta Cheese and Oregano-Caper Vinaigrette.

Now…dessert time! :)
This is mom’s Warm Lilikoi Pudding…
…pretty, huh?
Eggnog Ice Cream (sorry, not the most photogenic ;)
Creamsicle Cheesecake, another classic on the Mariposa dessert menu.
And finally, my Thai Coffee Parfait…
…this came with Caramelized Apple-Banana Cake :)

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  • KirkK
    January 11, 2010

    Hey Kathy – Your Mom is a genius….. I'd take truffled fries over a salad any day of the week! ;o)

  • anonymous
    January 11, 2010

    I really have to try to remember to visit Mariposa. Actually, I never really think about Neiman Marcus being there.As always, this post made me hungry!Alan from Makiki

  • EatTravelEat
    January 13, 2010

    Nice! Kind of surprising to see such wonderful food at a department store but Neiman Marcus is a higher end place :). I like corn chowder too, probably because I like eating corn kernels.The pudding certainly looks pretty! Was the butterfly baked with the pudding or was it just a cookie put on top? Still quite amazed how they got the shape.

  • Nancy Kumpulainen
    October 23, 2015

    Hi Kathy,
    I found you while searching for a photo of popovers with strawberry butter at Mariposa. Would you be willing to share your photo to be published in our magazine if we give you credit next to the photo (kathyylchan.com)? I would love to be able to use your photo. If so, can you email it to me (highest resolution)?

    Thank you!!

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