Stone brings WA to the US
WA produce could be showcased on the menus of celebrity chef Curtis Stone’s Californian restaurants next year.
Stone arrived in WA on Thursday as part of a 10-day visit to research farms, stations, provedores and vineyards for inspiration for the menus of Maude in Beverly Hills and Gwen in Hollywood as well as SHARE on Princess Cruises.
Maude features a “seasonal set menu inspired by the world’s leading wine regions” and changes quarterly, with some WA food and wine to feature on an Australian menu.
“The whole thing is really a research trip for Maude, our restaurant in Beverly Hills,” Stone told AAA Weekend
after a marathon flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Sydney to Perth
and then on to Broome.
“What we are doing with that menu, is we go to a different region of the world, and we do some research and development, and then we come up with a menu we think typifies the region. Of course beef is such a huge part of WA it will be a real focal point for us on the menu, and we will be doing other research as well while we’re here.”
The Australian Beef advocate will also be meeting producers from the North West to the South West to share their stories and inspire Aussies to cook beef this summer.
Yesterday Stone was at Yarrie Station in the Pilbara and next week he will be travelling around the State’s south, with a guest appearance at the opening night of Margaret River Gourmet Escape.
“I love WA, it is such a cool State I have spent a bunch of time here,” he said. “I came to Broome the first time with Surfing the Menu, I fell so in love with it I bought a little apartment here and then of course never had any time to come back.”
Los Angeles-based celebrity chef Curtis Stone at WA’s Yarrie Station yesterday.