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Maude

We make a point of going to Maude once a month. The premise of Maude is that each dish is based on a seasonal ingredient – for our December meal it was squash. Unfortunately Curtis Stone, chef/owner is rarely there but Chefs Brandon and Jessie do an excellent job on the first courses that are prepared in the open kitchen. We like to sit at the chef’s counter and be a part of the “action.”

Maude chefs

Brandon and Jessie

Maude - champagne

BYO Champagne to start

Maude - pumpkin seedpockets

Pumpkin Seed Pockets

Maude- Suassh gelee

Squash gelee wrapped in house cured pumpkin lardo

Maude - squash salad

Squash Salad – duck pastrami, watercress, dandelion greens, puffed faro, dehydrated black olive, pickled squash and squash froth

Maude - hamachi crudo

Hamachi crudo, puree of squash, rice wine gel – I didn’t get a full list of the ingredients

Maude wine

2nd wine

Maude - striped bass

Pan-seared striped bass, anchovy mayo, crispy chicken skin, roasted little gem lettuce, pickled squash, lettuce cream

Maude - consomme

Consomme – roasted squash and pork consomme, squid, pickled beet mushrooms, dried fennel, dried enoki mushroom, fennel oil

Maude oxtail ravioli

Oxtail Raviolo, spaghetti squash, truffle cream, pumpkin rye crumble

Maude wine - du pape

BYO Red Wine

Maude - pheasant

Pheasant breast poached in squash “milk”, kabocha squash puree, parsley root, pickled pearl onions

Maude - pork jowl

Pork Jowl, beef tendon, pomegranate, crosnes

Maude - vacherin

Vacherin, blini, pumpkin caviar

Not pictured – Kuri Squash Beignet, rice sorbet, carmel, cinnamon

Hopefully the photos tell the story of our December Squash meal.

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Maude

Maude is the brain child of Curtis Stone. Maude was just named best new restaurant in Los Angeles. It is a small restaurant – only 25 seats with 2 seatings a night. Each month the ingredient changes and all 9 courses uses that ingredient in some form. It is a very difficult reservation to get.

A very special November menu – Truffles – I will let the photos tell the story

Maude wine

White wine from their list

Maude - parmesan canoli

Parmesan Cannoli filled with black truffle infused ricotta

Maude - pop tart

Pop tart filled with onion marmalade, mushroom truffle glaze

Maude soup 1

Maude soup 2

Soup – Potato, Roasted Kohlrabi, Braised Escarole, Black Truffles, Green is Romesco and Broccoli

Maude sqush salad

Squash Salad – Persimmon, Brussel Sprouts,  Truffle batons, Truffle powder, Hubbard squash, Truffle Vinaigrette, Brown Butter

Maude scallop crudo

Scallop crudo – Pan seared scallop served at room temperature, Red Beet Gelee, Pickled Salsify, Truffle soil

Maude - hen egg

Hen Egg, Brioche Croutons, Creamed Leeks, Onion baked in salt, Alba White Truffles

Maude turbot

Turbot, Spinach puree, braised endive, Truffle coulis, shaved Burgundy truffles

Maude - Tagliatelle

Acquerello Risotto, Casamento Cheese, Brown Butter, White Alba Truffle

Maaude - sweetbread

Veal Sweetbread, Cauliflower, Sauce Perigord

Maude - venison

Venison, Parsnip, Matsutake, Chocolate, Shaved Truffles

Maude - cheese

Teleme,  Walnut, Cranberry,  Black Truffle

We were so full we skipped dessert that was

Toffee Cake, Alba Truffle Ice Cream, Raisin, Pomegranite


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