Curtis Stone

Australian Curtis Stone, star of Dinner in a Box and Surfing the Menu moved to Britain from Melbourne aged 22, and found work at the Michelin-starred Cafe Royal in London.

With family ties in Yorkshire, Curtis came to Europe to travel, but secured aposition working with Marco Pierre White immediately. Curtis' relationship with Marco has continued ever since; the talented young Aussie then went on to work at the highly acclaimed Mirabelle (playing a major role in the production of the Mirabelle cookbook).

After a stint at The Café Royal, Curtis was handed the reins at sumptuous Quo Vadis to much critical acclaim. During 2004 he worked with Terence Conran on re-launching the famous Bluebird Club in London's Chelsea, although now he is concentrating on his TV career.

In 2002 Curtis presented Dinner in a Box, which showed viewers how to build the confidence to hold a simple yet sumptuous dinner party. Two years later came Surfing the Menu for the ABC channel in Australia, before he hosted an Australian restaurant reality series, My Restaurant Rules. He also regularly appears on Great Food Live.

Curtis loves the outdoor life: he's a keen skier and surfer, and back home was even a professional Australian Rules football player!

Books

Surfing the Menu, 2004, BBC Publishing

Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone's Recipes



 
Apple Tarte Tatin
Apple Tarte Tatin

A tempting dessert from Curtis Stone - cinnamon-flavoured apples in meltingly crisp pastry with buttery juices and a caramel sauce

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
55 min

Artichoke and Avocado Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette
Artichoke and Avocado Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette

Impress your guests with Curtis Stone's sophisticated starter - green beans, mixed leaves, artichokes and avocados with a heavenly truffle dressing

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
40 min

Asian Spiced Halibut
Asian Spiced Halibut

From Curtis Stone, parcels of juicy halibut and tender vegetables, fragrant with Asian aromas, served with a tangy butter sauce

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 5 min

Asparagus with Brown Butter, Aged Pecorino and Summer Truffle
Asparagus with Brown Butter, Aged Pecorino and Summer Truffle

Fresh asparagus combines with flavourful mature Pecorino cheese to tasty effect in Curtis Stone's recipe for a stylish starter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
20 min

Blueberry Crème Brûlée
Blueberry Crème Brûlée

Curtis Stone's irresistible creamy brûlées with sweet tangy blueberries are a delicious end to a meal

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
35 min

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Rocket
Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and Rocket

Curtis Stone's delicious golden gnocchi and wild mushrooms make a fantastic vegetarian main course

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



advanced

Total time
2 hrs 50 min

Cappuccino of Mushroom
Cappuccino of Mushroom

Velvety smooth and richly flavoured, Curtis Stone's mushroom cappuccino makes an elegant but easy to prepare first course

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Carpaccio of Pineapple with Black Pepper and Ice Cream
Carpaccio of Pineapple with Black Pepper and Ice Cream

An exotic dessert from Curtis Stone: cracked black pepper and pineapple slices in vanilla-scented syrup are a superb combination

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
25 min

Char-grilled Pork Cutlets with Roasted Peppers and Sautéed Potatoes
Char-grilled Pork Cutlets with Roasted Peppers and Sautéed Potatoes

Enjoy a tasty barbecued meal with Curtis Stone's recipe for garlicky pork chops, roasted peppers and pan-fried potatoes

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Chargrilled Baby Octopus Salad
Chargrilled Baby Octopus Salad

Curtis Stone's exciting salad of grilled baby octopus with chilli, lime and thyme, will get your taste buds tingling

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
40 min