OK, so my daughter is getting married today, and ALL the girls are at the Beauty Salon getting their hair done, so I have a few minutes of peace and quiet to tell you about the Rehearsal Dinner we had last night at 'Ohana. We were a party of 20, and we arrived almost 1-hour early (ADR for 7:15pm). We figured that that would be better, and anybody could get a cocktail before dinner if they please. Of course we were booked on multiple tables, so when we arrived we told the podium that we knew we were early, that everybody was here and we would wait to be seated. They were happy we were early, and gave us a light-blinking, vibrating, thing-a-magiggy. We waited, and of course some drank. Just a little past 7:15, we were called, and much to our delight we were seated at one of the LARGE Center Tables, all 20 of us. Almost immediately, our server took the drink orders, while the runners placed the Fried Wontons and three dipping sauces on the table. (Peanut Sauce, Chimichurri Sauce & Harissa). We all liked the one that tasted like Italian Pesto sauce. The wontons are chip-like and not stuffed. Then the mixed greens hit the table with a nice Honey-Lime Dressing. Next Sweet & Sour Shrimp (peel & eat), and Honey Coriander Chicken Wings. Wings are messy, be careful. But all is very good. Here come the Skewers..... First to arrive was the Hawaiian Pork Sausage with Pineapple-Teriyaki Glaze. Mine was a little cold, and really didn't have a strong flavor. But, the Asian Barbecued Pork Loin was so good, I thought it was turkey! Very sweet tasting, and very tender. The Marinated Sirloin Steak was also very good and tender, but be careful, make sure you ask for well-done if you need it that way (I don't and I was very happy with a slightly pink center). Then the Mesquite Grilled Turkey. Hey let me tell you there was plenty for all to eat! Even I turned away some additional servings. Most of the guys in the wedding party were over the moon for all this food. They also served Maui Scalloped Potatoes and Stir-Fried Vegetables. The potatoes were also VERY good and we could have used more. If all this is not enough, time to open that second stomach cause here comes dessert...... 'Ohana Bread Pudding a la mode with Banana Foster Sauce. Are you kidding, just typing the words makes my mouth drool all over again! OK, bottom line, yes the menu has changed over the years, no longer get the bread at the beginning of the meal, no longer get the Giant Grilled Prawns, but all in all for $25.99 (including Coffee, Tea and Soda) this is one heck of an enjoyable and filling meal. Oh yeah, our cousin came out quite a few times to sing, hula, limbo and coconut race, but to my surprise very few of the other tables would reply with a hearty "ALOOOOOHA!" I have dined at 'Ohanas since it first opened over 11 years ago, it is still a great place. Only negative, drink refills were slow, and we had to tackle a runner to get some coffee. Well, the clock is ticking, just 4 hours until the wedding ceremony. See you all later.