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Chef Mavro makes Foodie Top 100 list

January 28th, 2016
PHOTOS COURTESY CHEF MAVRO / nkam@staradvertiser.comChef George Mavrothalassitis harvests watercress at Sumida Farm. Accolades keep rolling in for the chef and his restaurant.

PHOTOS COURTESY CHEF MAVRO / nkam@staradvertiser.com

Chef George Mavrothalassitis harvests watercress at Sumida Farm. Accolades keep rolling in for the chef and his restaurant.

Chef Mavro is the only Hawaii restaurant to have made Mode Media's Foodie Top 100 Restaurants Awards list.

Critics said "A synergic union of French technique, local ingredients and Hawaiian flavor," is what earned the restaurant a spot on the list.

The Foodie Top 100 Restaurant Awards are created by a select group of food critics, based on food first, followed by experience, service and beverage options. It allows the critics to select the leading chefs at restaurants without a price point or wine list as a requirement.

"The Foodie Top 100 Restaurants list stands apart as a guide for global restaurant exploration that is focused on carefully curating the most outstanding food experiences,” said Patricia Wells, representing France.

Other participating critics are Gael Greene (United States), Masuhiro Yamamoto (Japan), Jonathan Gold (United States), Charles Campion (United Kingdom), Alexander Lobrano (France), Sam Ohta (Japan), Yuki Yamamura (Japan) Kundo Koyama (Japan), Aun Koh (Singapore), Vir Sanghvi (India) Michael Bauer (United States), Karen Brooks (United States), Phil Vettel (United States), Marie-Claude Lortie (Canada) and the Mode Media team: Samir Arora (publisher/editor), Erika Lenkert (editor) and Diane Tapscott (mnaging editor).

Here are links to my most recent visit to Mavro, at 1969 S. King St., as well as SF Area's State Bird Provisions, showing two very different, but excellent experiences.

Inside Chef Mavro.

Inside Chef Mavro.

Here is the list of Foodie Top 100 RESTAURANTS U.S. 2016

SOUTHWEST / HAWAII

Joël Robuchon

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Uchiko

Chef Mavro

NEW YORK AREA

ABC Kitchen

Atera

Bâtard

Le Bernardin

Blanca

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Bouley

Brushstroke

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

Daniel

Eleven Madison Park

Empellón Cucina

Fatty Crab

Gotham Bar & Grill

La Grenouille

Ichimura at Brushstroke

Jean-Georges

Kajitsu

Masa

The Modern

Momofuko Ko

Morimoto NYC

Red Farm NYC

The River Café

Rosanjin

Shuko

Soto

Sushi of Gari

Tsukushi

LOS ANGELES AREA

Animal

Bistro Laurent

Farmshop

Matsuhiusa

Mélisse

Mozzaplex/Chi'Spacca

Nobu Malibu

n/naka

Providence

Rustic Canyon Restaurant & Wine Bar

Shunji

Spago

Taco Maria

Trois Mec

Urasawa

SF BAY AREA

Acquerrello

Atelier Crenn

Aubergine in L'auberge Carmel

Benu

Chez Panisse/Cafe

Coi

Commis

Keiko À Nob Hill

Kusakabe

Manresa

Quince

Saison

Sierra Mar

State Bird Provisions

Sushi Sam's Edomata

Terra Restaurant

The French Laundry

The Restaurant at Meadowood

The Village Pub

Wakuriya

CHICAGO / ST. LOUIS

Alinea

Blackbird

El Ideas

Elizabeth

Goosefoot

Grace

MK

Naha-Chicago

Spiaggia

Topolobampo

Tru

Tony's

NORTHWEST

Altura Restaurant

Ava Gene's

Beast

Canlis

Castagna Restaurant

The Herbfarm

Le Pigeon

Pok Pok

Poppy

Roe

Sitka and Spruce

SOUTH

Blackberry Farm

The Inn at Little Washington

Bacchanalia

Restaurant August

NORTHEAST

Menton

o Ya

Vetri

Zahav

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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