Curtis Stone’s newest Maude menu is all about Australia—and raising funds for it

Australia’s bushfires are nothing short of devastating, having burned through roughly 18 million acres over the last few harrowing months. Australia’s bushfires are nothing short of devastating, having burned through roughly 18 million acres over the last few harrowing months. Though they feel a world away from Los Angeles, they couldn’t be nearer to one of Oz’s own, chef Curtis Stone. That’s why he’s donating 100 percent of his tasting menu’s profits. At Maude, Stone’s intricate and transportive menus change quarterly, whisking diners by plate and by glass to the world’s premier… Read More

Chef Curtis Stone’s Maude Rotates Its Menu One Wine Region at a Time

Over the past year, Stone looked to various regions around the globe to inform each menu and wine pairing.       At Los Angeles fine-dining restaurant Maude, owner-chef Curtis Stone serves transformative iterations of one ingredient or theme. “When I opened Maude in 2014, the idea was to capture a moment in time with monthly tasting menu experiences that were inspired by a single hyper-seasonal ingredient,” Stone recalls embarking each month on a new conquest—from pistachio, to tomato, to passion fruit. Constantly evolving and never repeating an ingredient (aside from truffles… Read More

Take a trip to Champagne on South Beverly – Beverly Hills

Maude, Curtis Stone’s dream little restaurant, on South Beverly will take guests on a culinary journey to France for its summer menu.  With a focus on the world’s great wine regions, the quarterly menus have the team of chefs and sommelier embarking on enviable research & development trips around the globe, hobnobbing with the region’s farmers, purveyors, and winemakers, in order to seek inspiration for the degustation and wine pairings. Maude opened in February 2014 with the daunting ambition of creating a new tasting menu every single month, using a focal hero… Read More

Meet Andrey Tolmachyov, the wunderkind of the L.A. wine world

There are bright sommeliers, and then there’s Andrey Tolmachyov. Already a level-two certified sommelier at age 26, he heads one of the city’s most impressive w Source: Meet Andrey Tolmachyov, the wunderkind of the L.A. wine world