World renown chef George Mavrothalassitis (aka Chef Mavro) will be putting on another exciting cooking demonstration for the viewing audience. Joining him on stage is Cooking Hawaiian Style host Lanai Tabura. They will be preparing a Hawaiian “Oursinade” sea urchin rice soup with Kauai Shrimp. Chef Mavro grew up in Marseilles where this dish oursinade was created. Oursin is French for uni which is English for sea urchin. Sea Urchin is one of Chef’s favorite ingredients and it calls for rice!
About Chef Mavro:
George Mavrothalassitis, chef/proprietor of Chef Mavro restaurant is a founding member of Hawaii Regional Cuisine (HRC) and a James Beard award-winner. Born in the sunny Mediterranean city of Marseilles in Provence, Mavro has set deep roots in Hawaii over the last 23 years embracing the people and taking inspiration from their diverse culinary traditions. He has consistently partnered with local farmers and fishermen to offer menus dedicated to regional products from baby greens and tomatoes to vanilla and lavender. Chef Mavro is the only independently owned restaurant in Hawaii to earn the American Automobile Association (AAA) Five Diamond status (2009, 2010 and 2011), as well as the only Hawaii restaurant with Three Toques (an 18/20 rating) and on the 2011 Gayot “Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.” Mavro won “Chef’s Choice” based on a vote of his peers in the most recent Hale `Aina Awards.
About Lanai Tabura:
Lanai is the Host and co-producer of Cooking Hawaiian Style. Now airing in 5 countries including all 50 states on the Lifestyle network, Direct TV, Time Warner and Cox Cable, the popular cooking show is now in its 5th season. Winner of the Great Food Truck Race season 4, you can also catch Lanai writing a weekly column in Midweek and Asian Journal on the mainland. A radio veteran of 25 years, Lanai can be heard in Tokyo on inter FM and also does a show in Fukuoka. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook for all his eating and travel tours under Lanai’s Travel Club or Lanai.
The Cooking Demo with Chef Mavro & Lanai Tabura will be at 1pm on the Main Stage. Click here for a complete schedule.