Chef Mavro

Haute Filipino menu at Chef Mavro’s

San Francisco food blogger @TheDapperDiner proclaimed that this is the year Filipino food gets recognized as the most hip and trendy cuisine, and he’s probably right. You’ve seen it featured in mainstream media, from street food to fusion to elevated plates.…

Que Syrah Syrah at Chef Mavro

When chef George “Mavro” Mavrothalassitis and his wife, Donna Jung invited me to review their special “Que Syrah Syrah” menu — a lamb dish paired with a flight of Syrah wines — I was immediately intimidated. I drink wine, but I can’t…

Winter truffles at Chef Mavro

Chef Mavro opening his box of Perigord truffles.If you are into truffles, as I am, you love everything about them: The taste, the smell, even the way they look. I love truffles so much, I carry a small container of…

Chef Mavro’s fall menu

Chef Mavro with his new chef de cuisine Jeremy Shigekane. Throughout the year, Chef Mavro changes his menu to match the season’s freshest ingredients. I got to try his latest fall menu offerings recently, which are always spectacular (with or…

Chef Mavro’s greatest hits

For two weeks each year, Chef Mavro (@ChefMavro) presents his “greatest hits” on the menu, items that his customers have not tired of over the years. We’re in the middle of that two-week period right now, with the items featured…

Coming up: August Moon

The Honolulu Museum of Art will be hosting its fifth August Moon wine and art event on Friday, Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m., with tasty bites from some of Honolulu’s top restaurants paired with wines from over 20 winemakers spanning…

A chat with Chef Mavro’s pastry chef

I had a chance to talk to Lynette Pflueger of Chef Mavro, who recently was named one of 50 nominees for Food & Wine Magazine’s The People’s Best New Pastry Chef, which is voted for by readers.We discussed past and…

Inside Chef Mavro’s kitchen

Recently, I got to step inside the kitchen of James Beard award-winning chef George “Chef Mavro” Mavrothalassitis.I visited Chef Mavro—the only independently owned restaurant in Hawaii to receive the prestigious AAA Five Diamond rating—to learn about the dish he’ll be…

Chef Mavro’s Naked Cow Dairy cheese dinner

Naked Cow Dairy teamed up with Chef Mavro Friday night to spread the word about their line of cheeses.The Waianae dairy has been selling their butter in local stores now for three years. Previously, the dairy sold limited quantities to…

Planning Chef Mavro’s winter menu

Chef Mavro launches his winter menu tomorrow, and I got to take a peek behind the scenes to see the thought process in selecting the wine pairings. Every season, when the restaurant changes its menu, the staff (and a few…

Cat Chat 24: Mavro’s summer menu

Change can be a good thing. And that’s definitely the case at the award-winning restaurant Chef Mavro, which recently unveiled both a new chef de cuisine and a new summer menu. Back in May, chef/owner George Mavrothalassitis (@chefmavro) hired Paul…

FUUD: Chef Mavro on King Street

The last time I ate at Chef Mavro on the corner of King and McCully streets was several years ago — well before the high-end restaurant received national accolades like the AAA Five Diamond Award or the designation of Top…

Tweeting up with Chef Mavro

Fellow foodie (and Twitter friend) Jared Kuroiwa and I had talked about doing a tweetup at one of our favorite restaurants, Chef Mavro. But we thought it was just a pipe dream. After all, who else in the Twitterverse would…