Gordon Ramsay is hardly known for tiptoeing through the tulips. But at his avant-garde Maze, the high-energy chef invites diners to meander through a meal of their own creation.
The Michelin-starred restaurant presents Chef Ramsay’s French-Asian cuisine in a menu of exquisite small plates designed to be paired by the guests themselves. “We were looking to break down the barriers of fine dining and make it a journey of food,” says Maze manager Sid Clark. “With the small portions, people can create their own culinary experience.”
And that experience is one of cascading sensations. Sweet, miso-cured salmon meets sharp radish and vinegary ponzu sauce. A yielding Megrim sole nestles against octopus carpaccio, and soft, Szechuan-spiced pork belly plays off the crunch of pickled black radish.
The “unusual pairings” menu takes the concept to the next level, joining unconventional beverages to the extra-ordinary dishes.