Gerard’s turns 31! Celebrate on Monday

Come and celebrate Gerard’s 31st anniversary on Monday with 50 percent off entrees for kamaaina with Hawaiian ID.

It’s summertime, and the chilled cucumber soup with Surfing Goat Dairy cheese and the ahi tarare on housemade taro chips will cool you off as starters to a dazzling French meal outside on the verandah of the Plantation Inn in Lahaina. Or dine inside Gerard’s in cool air-conditioned comfort.

From Gascony, chef-owner Gerard Reversade combines his classical French training with Maui’s freshest ingredients, which consistently earns him top honors in Zagat, Wine Spectator, Fodor’s, Forbes 4 Star and Open Table, among others, including Best French Restaurant and Best Chef on Maui in The Maui News.

Each and every morning, he preps all of his own sauces and simmers Malama Farm pork in red wine with polenta; makes duck confit with white beans and brussels sprouts, and whips up Hawaiian snapper with orange-ginger sauce, and serves it with fennel fondue and potato-carrot puree.

Hawaiian country filet of beef with whole-grain mustard sauce, warm Maui-onion jam and salsify au gratin would be perfect on Father’s Day, too, as would the pate and the rillettes.

He creates 10 desserts, including the new rhubarb pie with his own ginger ice cream. For reservations, call 661-8939.