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 40 Restaurants in the U.S. by Gayot Guide.
And it was still damn good.
Now the restaurant is dripping with awards and recognition, from receiving the the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award three years in a row, being named everything from Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in the World (Destination Fish) to 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Hot Spots (TheKnot.com), to getting impressive reviews from restaurant critics at the New York Times, Gourmet and the Los Angeles Times.
So, inspired by our recent jaunt to Paris this month, we decided to head back to Mavro from some French-inspired cuisine, where small plates explode with flavors and the personally selected wines pair perfectly with the seasonal selections. It was like being back in Avignon — only we were feasting on freshly caught opakapaka and the James Beard Award-winning chef George “Chef Mavro” Mavrothalassitis read my tweet about it and came to my table to personally thank me. (Seriously. He reads his tweets.)
Here’s what we ate:
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Chef Mavro, 1969 S. King St. Hours: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Phone: 808-944-4714, www.chefmavro.com, www.facebook.com/chef.mavro. Follow Chef Mavro on Twitter @chefmavro
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