Madre Chocolate

For Josh’s birthday I put together a few fun date ideas to do throughout the year as a present. One of them was the Make Your Own Chocolate class at Madre Chocolate in Chinatown. The store was really cute with a variety of samples to try of all their different chocolates.

We started in the back by tasting cacao in it’s raw form (the pulp is really sweet but the bean is bitter). Next, we went back to their garden which had cacao plants, orchids, cotton plants, and a variety of other trees and plants. After that, we went back inside to make our chocolate bars! Highly recommend this as a fun date night!

Bethel Union

Last weekend, Josh and I went on a sporadic date night and decided to try something new. We used to go to a restaurant when we lived here the first time called Du Vin. It closed a couple years ago and Bethel Union opened in its place. The food was unique and the restaurant had a great atmosphere!

Livestock Tavern

Finally tried out Livestock Tavern for dinner last night! We’ve had delicious drinks at Livestock before but never dinner. The food was absolutely amazing and we cannot wait to go back!

Fête

A few weeks ago we finally celebrated Josh’s birthday by having an amazing dinner at Fête. Everything we had was amazing but I think my favorite was the homemade Rocky Road ice cream (the marshmallows were homemade as well). So delicious!

Chinatown – Honolulu

On Thursday, Josh and I wandered around Chinatown and got a smoothie. After living just steps from it for two years, he had never been there. It’s WONDERFUL. I love going there and browsing the open markets, getting smoothies and just wandering around and soaking up the culture!