Tie: Phil DeMott/Matteo Mistura
I wonder if chefs DeMott and Mistura will celebrate their victory
together with white truffle shavings and a rare Napa Valley wine, like
the chefs on Bravo’s Top Chef. Maybe they’ll pass on the cuisine and
skip right to the groupies. Everyone loves a man who can cook,
especially as well as these two. Let’s just hope they hold in their
tears better than Chef’s misty boy Dave when the announcement is made.
Chef DeMott’s delectables can be found at the brand new Philly’s Blue
Plate Diner at Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei,
891-2595. You can enjoy Chef Mistura’s masterpieces at Matteo’s
Pizzeria, 100 Wailea Ike, Wailea, 874-1234.
Runner-Up: Mark Ellman of Mala, Penne Pasta and Maui Tacos fame. (CN)