COURTESY SON'Z AT SWAN COURT
Son'z at Swan Court prides itself on its seafood selections.
Maui restaurant captures Top 10 honors
Son'z at Swan Court on Maui is one of the top ten best new restaurants in the country, according to Gayot's annual Restaurant Issue, released in October.
"We are blown away by the Surfing Goat cheese ravioli appetizer with Kula corn, edamame, Hamakua mushrooms, prosciutto and a sherry vinegar pan sauce," the review said of chef Geno Sarmiento's cuisine.
Son'z is in the company of Wolfgang Puck's Cut in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Pierre Schaedelin's Le Cirque in New York.
While decor, service and ambiance are mentioned, Gayot has traditionally focused on the quality and freshness of the ingredients and the caliber of the food. Gayot's professional food critics rate restaurants on a 20 point scale. Son'z earned 15; the highest score among newcomers was 16.
Also in the Top 10: Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, D.C.; COI in San Francisco; Custom House in Chicago; La Belle Vie in Minneapolis; Nine on Nine in Pittsburgh; Nostrana in Portland, Ore.; and Stephan Pyles in Dallas.
Other reviewer favorites included Hawaiian opakapaka piccata with artichokes, caperberries, Lisbon lemon and sweet potato hash browns.