Western Australian Dishes On Menu At Australian Chef’s Los Angeles Restaurant

Western Australian Dishes On Menu At Australian Chef’s Los Angeles Restaurant

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia

Award-Winning Chef Curtis Stone Serves Up Starring Role For Western Australia

Victor P Taffa

  • Western Australia inspired dishes on menu at Australian chef’s Los Angeles restaurant
  • Regional Western Australia locations and produce to feature in Curtis Stone’s TV series filmed during Gourmet Escape
  • Supported by the State Government through Tourism WA and through the Gourmet Escape 2018 event

Dishes influenced by the fresh flavours and produce of Western Australia are on the menu at Curtis Stone’s Los Angeles restaurant Maude, as part of a State Government supported promotion.

“Curtis Stone’s promotion of our State is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of regional Western Australia and all it has to offer to a global audience.” Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia said.

“Food and wine tourism are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry worldwide and part of the State Government’s strategy to increase Western Australia visitor numbers and spend through tourism.”

Western Australian locations, produce and producers will also star in a new television series hosted by the internationally renowned chef.

Curtis Stone recently visited Western Australia with key members of the Maude culinary team to film the Western Australian episode of the TV series, and source inspiration for a new menu at his critically acclaimed restaurant.

Multi-course menu profiles the unique flavours of Western Australia through food and wine pairings, and was designed especially for the fifth anniversary of the restaurant.

Marron, saltbush, wattle seed and macadamia are just some of the Western Australia inspired ingredients that feature on the current menu, alongside wines from Western Australia vineyards including Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate, Happs, Cullen and Moss Wood.

Maude’s menu changes just 4 times a year. Each menu runs for 3 months and currently draws inspiration from an internationally renowned wine region.

Western Australia’s inclusion places it in the distinguished company of Rioja, Spain; Burgundy, France; and the Central Coast of California.

New promotional initiatives featuring Curtis Stone originated through Margaret River Gourmet Escape event organisers IMG, following his involvement as a headline chef in 2017.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape is also supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia, and the finale of the Western Australia themed television episode filmed by Stone will feature the event’s Gourmet Beach BBQ at Castle Rock Beach, Dunsborough.

Curtis Stone has promoted his visit to Western Australia on social media and through his Maude restaurant website, which details his journey through photographs and descriptions of landscapes, produce and producers.

“Whole Maude team was inspired by our trip to Western Australia. The State is really biologically diverse so there is a bounty of amazing produce with unique flavours coming out of this part of the world.” Curtis Stone said.

“Local food producers we met with were incredibly welcoming and totally invested in creating quality product. Plus, the landscapes are breathtaking; vineyards, beaches and the rugged beauty of the outback, Western Australia has it all.”

Regional Western Australia locations and produce featured on the site include:

  • Yarrie Station in the Pilbara (sustainable beef);
  • Kooljaman Cape Leveque, Broome (local seafood cooked according to traditional indigenous methods);
  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on the Dampier Peninsula (pearl meat);
  • Shorthorn Farms at Pinjarra (Poll Shorthorn, Charolais and Angus beef);
  • St. John’s Brook, near Nannup (Manchego-style cheese);
  • Gas Bay, Margaret River region (native ingredients, local wines).

Maude’s Western Australia inspired menu runs through March this year. Curtis Stone’s new television series with episodes featuring Western Australian locations, produce and producers is expected to premiere later in the year.

 

Abbreviations:

WA                 Western Australia