Perhaps no chef is as exuberant and enjoyable to converse with as the famous Chef George Mavrothalassitis, a.k.a. Chef Mavro, whose eponymous restaurant has justly garnered worldwide fame. The wait for his new bistro Cassis Honolulu is simply killing me--it's set to open on April 30 in the space Palomino formerly occupied. 295 seats is a LOT to handle, but I have faith in his success. The new website has a little video following Mavro and interior designer Mary Philpotts to a warehouse where they pick out tabletops and discuss the cuisine of Cassis.