Docking & (Fine) Dining
By M. B. Roberts — February 2002
Top of the "I"
Dock at Ala Wai Harbor and prepare to indulge. In fact, a day-long dinner may not be a bad idea. Absolutely sinful Italian fare featuring everything from lobster ravioli to osso bucco. Complement dinner with a selection from the largest on-site wine collection in Hawaii. To work off your meal, join the lively crowd on the dance floor.
Claim to Fame: nine different homemade pastas. Also, an unbelievable view featuring the city, ocean, and Diamond Head.
A dock is located just two blocks away at the Homer Boat Harbor. The Chart Room sits on the tip of Homer Spit, arguably Alaska's best restaurant location. From the glassed-in deck, watch whales, otters, eagles, and boats cruise the bay. Mountains and glaciers form the backdrop.
Claim to Fame: Halibut Iliamna, named for a nearby volcano. It's the dish to try in the town known as the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.
M.B.Roberts is a freelance writer in Tennessee and the author of several books with her husband, photographer Ronald C. Modra.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.