Los Angeles’s chef Curtis Stone joins us for a special bonus episode to discuss the coming format change at his Beverly Hills hit Maude, which will switch to a wine-region-inspired tasting menu in late January. (The first region he’s exploring: Rioja!) Curtis discusses the reason for the change, and the recent research trip he and his team took to Spain and how the inspiration they found there will find its way back to the restaurant. In this season of giving, we also look at his restaurant group’s unique philanthropic philosophy, especially their recent partnership with Chrysalis, which matches people who need a second chance (e.g., those who’ve spent time in prison or are homeless) through jobs.
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Ep. 78 - Top Chef Masters judge Curtis Stone is this week's podcast guest. We sat down with him at his new restaurant Maude in Beverly Hills to talk punk rock, Australian pop, restaurant music and surfing. Plus we ask him what it was like to meet Brett Michaels and Cyndi Lauper on Celebrity Apprentice and Yo Gabba Gabba on Top Chef Masters. And Curtis admits to us that he doesn't love cooking for Paul McCartney.
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