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March 5, 2014
Pacific Business News: Chef Mavro once again only Hawaii restaurant on Gayot's top 40 list

March 5, 2014 – A luxury lifestyle review magazine has named Honolulu’s Chef Mavro, once again, one of the top 40 restaurants in the United States. Gayot gave Chef Mavro a score of 18 out of 20. “Thanks to the formidable skills of chef-owner George Mavrothalassitis, the results of this sublime culinary marriage are always elegant and intriguing,” the magazine said.

The magazine cites the restaurant’s “onaga baked in a rosemary-thyme Hawaiian salt crust, with spinach, tomato, ogo and fines herbes sauce; roasted lobster à la coque with lemon grass accents; and Wagyu beef medallions with yuzu kosho, and oxtail quail egg loco moco, sansho jus, baby broccoli and potato mochi.”

Mavrothalassitis has received the prestigious James Beard award, which is, as he calls it on his website, the equivalent to an Oscar in the restaurant world.

The restaurant at 1969 S. King St, has been on the Gayot list at least four times before, and earned four stars in January from Forbes magazine. Diners on give the restaurant four stars as well. “You are as likely to see a young couple in casual attire who saved their pennies to dine here as a well-coiffed doyenne of Honolulu society,” the magazine said. “They all come for one reason: to celebrate culinary excellence from the hands of a master chef and his dedicated team.

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