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Award merits return of Mavro classic

February 9th, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY CHEF MAVRO Chef Mavro's George Mavrothalassitis is bringing back his salt-crusted onaga in celebration of the restaurant's latest AAA 5 Diamond Award.

PHOTO COURTESY CHEF MAVRO

Chef Mavro's George Mavrothalassitis is bringing back his salt-crusted onaga in celebration of the restaurant's latest AAA Five Diamond Award.

In celebration of another Five Diamond Award from The American Automobile Association, Chef Mavro is bringing back his famous onaga baked in a rosemary-Hawaiian salt crust, through Feb. 12.

The AAA Five Diamond list is based on anonymous visits by restaurant inspectors. Only 0.2 percent of the 30,000 restaurants reviewed earn the top rating. Chef Mavro restaurant’s first Five Diamond Award was in 2008 and it continues to be the only independently owned restaurant in Hawaii, and one of only a handful in the U.S. to achieve the AAA’s highest rating, placing the restaurant in the company of such internationally renowned restaurants as Le Bernardin, Per Se, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, and Jean Georges in New York; and in California. The French Laundry, Gary Danko, and Benu, among others.

Here is the link to the award winners.

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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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