At long last, Curtis Stone’s highly anticipated first restaurant is opening in Beverly Hills.
The Australian chef’s 25-seat eatery, Maude, will make its Beverly Hills debut tomorrow, Feb. 1.
Drawing inspiration from the chef’s table experience in which traditional menus and ordering are put aside, Maude serves one refined, multi-course tasting menu.
This ever-changing degustation menu focuses on one peak seasonal ingredient each month and for his debut, Stone has selected citrus as his inspiration. Expect to find sweet and savory dishes such as Spiny Lobster Crudo with brioche, turnip, blood orange and radish; Chicken Terrine with mustard ice cream, lemon and pain perdu; and Lemon Curd with Dulcey crémeux, yuzu sorbet and hempseed.
As designed by Bishop Pass (Gjelina Take Away, The Parish, Abigaile), Maude feels like a home away from home. You’ll find an open kitchen and an eclectic mix of furnishings and fittings such as antique wooden Dunbar chairs, modern leather banquets, butcher block tables, brass metal shelves lined with tchotchkes and kitchenware.
Says the chef himself: “Maude is the culmination of all my life and career experiences. I love restaurants and I thrive in them, and from as early as I can remember it’s always been my dream to open my own. To be able to do so in Los Angeles where I’m raising my family makes this all the more special.”
Maude is located at 212 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, 90212.