My granny and my restaurant
Realizing a lifelong dream, chef Curtis Stone opened his first solo restaurant, Maude (Beverly Hills, CA) in February 2014. Affectionately named after his late paternal grandmother, the restaurant pays homage to Curtis’ first culinary mentor whose sensibilities are resonant throughout the restaurant experience.
 
For the first four years, the menu at Maude was a set ten-course chef’s tasting menu created around one seasonal ingredient each month and creatively woven, to varying degrees, through each course. Some courses calling for the hero ingredient to be at the center of the plate, whilst at other times playing a supporting role.
The Concept
In January 2018, Maude debuted a new muse: drawing inspiration from the great wine regions of the world. Changing four times a year, tasting menus are inspired by the hero region, and for each forthcoming menu the team travels to the region of focus to become immersed in the terroir, food, wine, and culture of each destination so far, the team found themselves in Rioja, Spain, Burgundy, France, and the Central Coast of California for the new concept. 
 
 
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Each month a unique menu is created to pay homage to the ingredient of the month and to all of the incredible produce that comprises the tasting plates.

My team and I live and breathe the seasonal, hero ingredient and share our knowledge and understanding of that ingredient in each of the eight courses.

Serving only a special, small group at any one time means our dishes are strikingly detailed, refined and appreciated in a small, intimate space.

A menu-less restaurant

It's my way to say, "I got this".

We are able to explore these destinations through our first-hand travels in the world’s great wine capitals. Andrey Tolmachyov, Maude’s Head Sommelier, and Ben Aviram, Director of Operations, will travel together and immerse themselves in the unique culture of each area through its wine and cuisine. Bringing back to Maude some rare old bottlings, a few undiscovered gems, and the classics that have made the region one of the best in the world.
 
By focusing on wine regions as the hero and co-star of our menus, the format will still feel like Maude but it gives our team creative freedom to build a menu unrestrained from the inspiration that we find in each region.
 
An Introduction to Gwen
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining Chef Curtis Stone (of Maude) and the first he’s opened with his brother Luke Stone. Gwen is both a European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and a restaurant that is redefining fine dining in LA, with an elegant feast style á la carte menu presenting up to 20 dishes that call on fire-based cooking techniques.
 
A ten-course tasting menu is also available. Whether you’re picking up house-made charcuterie, prime and rare breed meats from the retail store, enjoying an elegant feast in the dining room or relaxing with a bite and cocktail on the patio, Gwen delivers the highest standards of quality, taste and service.
 
http://www.gwenla.com
The Butcher Shop
The heartbeat of the space, Gwen's butcher shop not only drives the offerings in the dining room, but also caters to the home cook in its premium selection of products and hands-on guidance. We find and make the best-tasting meats available to you, and also skillfully produce items like charcuterie, sausages and cook-ready foods prepared daily in-house. Working directly with ranchers and purveyors to source animals, Gwen's butcher shop will bring back traditional butchery practices, using only the best tasting product, all hormone-free, ethically raised and slaughtered.
 
Opening Hours :
 
Tues - Sat 10 am - 10pm
 
Sun 10am - 4pm
 
Mon 10am - 7pm
 
Dining Room

Dinner at Gwen is more than a dining experience — it's a visceral one, as you're surrounded by meat visibly hanging in glass-enclosed dry age rooms and whole animals roasting over a fire pit. The visuals at Gwen subtly call to mind our primitive past and are meant to offer a glimpse into the meal that's about to unfold and how it came to be. These age-old cooking techniques are presented in a beautifully composed chef's feast featuring up to 20 dishes within the menu.

The main event is meat-centric highlighting the best the butcher shop has to offer. Complementing the main event are seasonal sides that pull from the nearby Hollywood Farmers Market, just steps away from Gwen. Feel like really indulging? You can upgrade your menu with a choice from our supplement menu – think bone in dry aged rib eye Blackmore wagyu. An amazing meal is deserving of an amazing space and Gwen surrounds its diners with comfortable luxury. Marble, copper, walnut and leather combine beautifully to showcase the artistry of the kitchen and the bounty of the butcher's case. 

Opening Hours :

Monday Saturday

5.00pm - 10.30pm

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Walk-in's welcome and will be accomodated if seating is available.