Take a Bite: Chef Mavro makes Foodie Top 100 list

Jan. 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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.

BY NADINE KAM / nkam@staradvertiser.com

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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