Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module

Maude’s Tower Is Pure Joy for Seafood Lovers

Indulge in three tiers of shellfish heaven.

Maude’s Tower
Photo: Jeff Marini

The $175 three-level Maude’s Tower at Maude’s Liquor Bar is the ultimate seafood indulgence. 840 W. Randolph St., 312-243-9712

1 Alaska king crab

Superfresh, delicately flavored leg meat to dip in clarified butter.

2 Cured Scottish salmon ceviche

This dish really kicks. It must be the citrus vinaigrette marinade with Espelette and serrano peppers.

3 Maine lobster

Steamed for eight minutes, dipped in an ice bath to halt cooking, and placed on the tower. (The secret to good lobster being not to mess with it.)

4 Blue prawns

Hefty and succulent but with a terrific snap.

5 Mignonette sauce

Deep purple from red onions and refreshingly sharp from Champagne vinegar mixed with sparkling wine. Bring on the oysters.

6 Oysters

There are always three from the East Coast (such as small, briny Ichabod Flats) and three from the Pacific Northwest (sweet and creamy Kusshis, for example).


Edit Module


Edit Module
Submit your comment

Comments are moderated. We review them in an effort to remove foul language, commercial messages, abuse, and irrelevancies.

Edit Module