Here’s an excerpt from the annual Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Best Restaurants 2013.   Chef Mavro restaurant won the 2013 award “Critic’s Choice Fine Dining.”

“Local touches are never far, though they get upscale treatment, such as Indochine-style poached Keahole lobster served over long rice beside Kurobuta pork kau yuk, ladled with tamarind and lemongrass broth. And an “ahi bowl” of spicy big-eye tuna topping steamed basmati rice is accompanied by velvety sea urchin and aleppo pepper aioli dotted with ogo with a side of soy sauce powder adding its umami effect.

Pastry Chef Elizabeth Dippong creates dazzling finale dishes combining savory and sweet.”

Elizabeth Dippong and Kevin Hirahara

Pastry Chef Elizabeth Dippong with Sous Chef Kevin Hirahara at the 2013 ‘Ilima Awards party to benefit Diamond Head Theatre.


In fact, Elizabeth wowed the crowd of 500 this week at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser ‘Ilima Awards party to benefit Diamond Head Theatre with tastings of her new Madre chocolate dessert:

chocolate – black sesame

madre chocolate cremeux, black sesame seed caramelized rice,
orange meringue, hazelnut dragées, butterscotch crisp & sauce

wine pairing: broadbent, 10 year malmsey madeira, portugal
“light & elegant with hints of toffee & mandarin orange, balanced & smooth

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