Celerity chef Curtis Stone's highly anticipated Beverly Hills eatery, Maude, looks like it's still a month, or perhaps more, from opening. Last night Eater stopped by and, peering inside, the restaurant's interior is totally gutted, with a lone painter adding some light touches to the ceiling.
The Top Chef judge officially announced restaurant plans last July, and Maude replaces the former Pici Enoteca on S. Beverly Drive. The 25-seat tasting menu-centered abode, named after Stone's grandmother, will focus on seasonal cuisine, with a market ingredient of the month that will appear throughout the omakase-style meal. Right now Stone is looking to hire a gaggle of chefs to execute his vision.
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