Fw: Long dinner's journey into night. Pool #10.

From: Gardiner Harris
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 10:37 PM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO
Subject: Long dinner's journey into night. Pool #10.

After dining for nearly 4.5 hours, POTUS, FLOTUS and friends have emerged. Motorcade is rolling.
Hoku's Restaurant bills itself as one of the finest restaurants on the island, and "is heralded for its innovative fusion fare which melds Hawaiian, Asian, Mediterranean and European flavors," which covers about three-quarters of the globe. The dinner menu included local fish, Maine lobster, Denver bison and Texas wild boar.
"Collared shirts and slacks for men and evening attire for women are preferred," the restaurant avers. "Shorts and tank-top style t-shirts are not allowed."
There was a fake waterfall just outside the small ballroom that housed your pool. The ocean could be glimpsed with some effort.
You will be pleased to know that after a hard day staring at the great vastness of the Pacific Ocean, your pool was well fed. There was chicken in black truffle sauce, mashed potatoes with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and an unusually good bread pudding. Your pooler fears the entire pool may have ingested gluten. Several tested the hotel's wine cellar.
Brendan Smialowski of AFP seemed particularly fond of the red, a shy Chianti from the Amalfi Coast. But they say shakey camera work is a la mode now.
The bill for this fare could be considerable, but your pooler's conscience is clear, given the day's challenging circumstances.
A quick shout-out to the local talent in today's pool, who told the rest of us how to pronounce various landmarks and where to go (and more importantly, NOT go) for off-day dining needs. They are Hugh Gentry and Jeff Warner of Reuters, Marco Garcia of AP, Nifae Hunkin of Bloomberg.

Gardiner Harris
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Gardiner Harris
White House Correspondent
The New York Times
1627 I Street NW
Washington DC 20006
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