"Throughout my twenty year career as a chef, I’ve been privileged to experience some of the world’s most incredible flavors. Maude, my little restaurant in Beverly Hills, has always been my hub for culinary inspiration. In 2017, when we evolved the Maude menu concept to be inspired by the greatest wine regions in the world, I knew that the research and development field trips I took with my team would be a wild ride. Come and join me on this journey across the globe as we uncover the taste and culture of each delicious destination. And come and join us for dinner at Maude to experience a taste of our travels, as well as at my restaurants Gwen (Hollywood), Georgie (Dallas) and SHARE (aboard Princess Cruises)."


- Curtis Stone

Rioja

Episode 5:  Rioja. Cheese, wine, & steak lovers unite as Curtis, Justin, and Ben travel to the misty mountains of Spain.  Excursions include goat milking, mushroom foraging, & uncorking a sixty-year-old bottle of wine housed in Marqués de Riscal, a winery designed by Frank Gehry.  Viticulturist Juan Carlos Sanchez invites the team to his hilly organic vineyard & home where he prepares octopus in the hearth & an all-day bean & pork dish that inspired one of Maudes dishes.

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MARGARET RIVER

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Curtis searches for inspiration in the vineyards, countryside and shore of this region in the southwest corner o f Australia. 

LOMBARDY

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At the base of the Italian Alps, Curtis ventures across a spectrum of tastes, from a simple peasant dish to sturgeon caviar.

CENTRAL COAST

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Heading up Highway 1, Curtis explores ingredients of the Pacific Ocean and ends the trip with an impromptu vineyard cookout.

The Kimberley

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  From dusty Outback to aquamarine waters, Curtis learns the practice of fish poisoning and creates a dish for Maude on a cattle ranch.

UMBRIA

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Curtis is on the hunt for his favorite ingredient – truffles - and gets a tutorial from his new buddy, Massimoliano, in rolling a porchetta.

RIOJA

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Goat cheese, steak, and a sixty-year-old bottle of wine are on the menu when Curtis and his team gather culinary inspiration in Spain. 

Premiering on Public Television (US) October 2019

Monday, Oct 7th , 7:30 PM PT - PBS SoCal 

Saturday, Oct 19th, 5:00 PM PT - PBS SoCal2 

Wednesday, Oct 9th, 1:00PM PT - KVCR 

about curtis

Curtis Stone is a Los Angeles-based Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, author and culinary entrepreneur. Curtis began cooking at the Savoy Hotel’s five-star restaurant in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia at the age of 18. He moved to Europe when he was 21 to further his education and classical training under renowned chef Marco Pierre White for eight years, a foundation that would inform his subsequent career in Los Angeles. In 2014, Curtis opened his first solo restaurant, Maude (Beverly Hills, CA), to immediate acclaim. Following the success of Maude, Curtis opened Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant (Hollywood, CA) in July 2016 with his brother Luke Stone. The brothers open their second restaurant together, Georgie, modeled after Gwen, with restaurateur Stephan Courseau in Dallas, Texas in fall 2019. 


In addition to the restaurants, Curtis operates Curtis Stone Events in Los Angeles, a full-service events and catering company that crafts personalized occasions for guests. Curtis' refined approach and high standards can also be experienced at SHARE on Princess Cruises, who he partnered with to develop a six-course fine dining menu at sea.
 

Outside his restaurants, Curtis is widely known for his appearances on television programs such as Take Home Chef (TLC), Top Chef Masters (Bravo) and the Emmy-nominated Top Chef Junior, an extension of the NBC Top Chef franchise. A New York Times bestselling author, Curtis has authored six cookbooks including his most recent, Good Food, Good Life.  In 2007, Curtis developed Kitchen Solutions, a collection of sleek and functional cookware, which has now become the best reviewed brand and top-selling culinary line on the Home Shopping Network.

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CURTIS STONE RESTAURANTS

Come and experience a taste of Curtis' travel adventures at his below restaurants. We can't wait to cook for you.   

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Maude

Realizing a lifelong dream, chef Curtis Stone opened his first solo Michelin starred restaurant in Beverly Hills in February 2014. The namesake of the restaurant is Curtis' first muse: Maude, his late paternal grandmother. Since opening, Maude has garnered accolades from the James Beard Foundation, TIME and Travel & Leisure (lists Maude as one of the best new restaurants in the world), and Eater LA. 

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Gwen

Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining chef Curtis Stone. For this venture, Curtis partnered with his brother, Luke Stone. Gwen is both an old-world, European-style butcher shop and an elegant restaurant that is redefining fine dining in LA. The restaurant is inspired by Gwen’s namesake: their maternal grandmother who lived on a farm outside of Melbourne. A menu that calls on fire-based cooking techniques, guests have flexible options including á la carte or a five-course menu. A stone’s throw from iconic Hollywood venues, a pre-theatre menu is also available for guests looking for a quick bite before a night on the town. 

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SHARE

Both Curtis and Princess Cruises share a passion for creating connection through an exquisite dining experience that creates special memories around the table. Together, they are constantly searching for new ingredients, new techniques, and delicious discoveries to excite the senses of Princess guests and inspire them to come back new®. Exclusively for Princess, SHARE presents his world-class dining as a six-course meal unlike anything ashore. Cruise Critic calls it “Cruise cuisine, redefined.” and received the Best Dining at Sea Award. 

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Georgie

Curtis Stone and his brother, Luke, owners of the Hollywood hot spot Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant, are partnering with renowned Dallas restaurateur, Stephan Courseau (of Le Bilboquet and Up on Knox) to create Georgie by Curtis Stone. The restaurant is set to open in the former Villa-O space on Travis Street in Dallas. Replicating Gwen’s old world butcher shop experience and fine dining restaurant, Georgie will feature a menu centered around fire-cooked meats with charcuterie and premium cuts for retail purchase. 

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Curtis Stone Events

Chef Curtis Stone brings his world-class brand of bespoke cooking & services to your homes, venues, parties, and events. The Curtis Stone Events Team is renowned for creating special occasions that are elegant, relaxed, sophisticated, and delicious. Recently awarded as the Best Caterer In The West by The CaterSource Awards. Curtis and Team have catered for many clients & events such as Coachella, GOOP, LA Food & Wine, Cadillac, Spotify, Paramount Studios and LACMA. 

We look forward to cooking for you.