Asian fusion? Paula's Tuna tempura was "perfectly cooked" according to Ramsay, and it really did look great. The thing I have always liked about Paula is that she is a great team player, and the collaboration that went into that dish was a great example of her ability to share the glory. The fact that Ramsay identified her dish as "Quite frankly, the best dish I have ever tasted in Hell's Kitchen" is an outstanding compliment from an outstanding chef. Better yet, it made the Hell's Kitchen menu that night. I bet you can also find it on the menu right now at 3030 Ocean!
Gordon Ramsay let his guard down when he clowned around as a Sumo wrestler, but he takes his restaurants seriously.
Ramsay’s maze restaurant at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square was named the UK’s best restaurant of 2008 at the inaugural Top UK Restaurant Awards, in association with Restaurant Magazine. maze breaks the boundaries of formal French cuisine, adopting Asian influences in tasting-sized dishes and has held a Michelin star since opening. This latest award, which topped a list of 100 greatest restaurants was voted for by a panel of distinguished chefs, restauranteurs and critics from across the UK. I have eaten at maze several times, the first shortly after it opened in 2005 and I can tell you the food is remarkable.
In April 2008, Gordon Ramsay with maze Executive Chef Jason Atherton, opened maze Grill adjacent to maze inside the London Marriott. This 80 cover restaurant and bar is modeled on the more informal style of New York’s grill restaurants, offering a wide range of different breeds and cuts of beef cooked over coal, alongside a number of other grilled meat and fish dishes. A unique butcher’s block table seating 12 and made from a solid piece of English oak overlooks the action and theatre of the kitchen. maze Grill also provides In-Room Dining to hotel guests, so when you come to Grosvenor Square, it's Ramsay at every meal!
In addition to both restaurants, three private dining rooms provide elegant surroundings for private events, two of which accommodate 40 guests each and the third seating 10. April also saw the publication of Jason Atherton’s first book, 'maze, The Cookbook'. In it, Jason reveals the secrets of 30 of his signature dishes served as they would be in the restaurant.
take a virtual tour of maze, and make sure any visit to London includes a meal with Ramsay at Grosvenor Square.
What's on YOUR plate today? On mine, it's gotta be Paula's perfect Tuna.