The Goose that Made the Golden Meal


Chef Lazlo in front of Maximillians Restaurant.

Maximillians, an Austro-Hungarian restaurant in the NoHo Arts district, is offering a round-trip culinary visit to explore the flavors of Hungary and its environs. During the month of November, an assortment of regional dishes and wines will lead us to the Blue Danube, Budapest and beyond to celebrate Hungarian Heritage Month. Highlighting the month is St. Martins Day, a cross-cultural holiday stemming from Europe and dedicated to St. Martin of Tours. The day is traditionally honored with a goose feast. Why the goose? Well, St. Martin was a soldier turned monk who was unwillingly chosen to be the Bishop of Tours. Legend has it, he tried to flee his position, as he was afraid of failure, so he hid and used a geese pen for refuge. The unveiling of his location was made known by the sound of the crackling geese. He celebrates his name day, on November 11, when this strong and fearless bird is prepped for harvest.

There is no better way to celebrate the goose then on a plate. Similar in taste to duck, the dark meat is big in flavor. Chef Lazlo will be offering a three-course tribute dinner, which includes: goose consommé, goose risotto, and foie gras with potato latkes and rosehip butter, all for $34. An equally tempting option is the crispy roasted goose entrée, served with Rotkohl (braised red cabbage) for $22. This goose-inspired variety can be enjoyed through November until December 25.

Maximillians Restaurant is located at 11330 Weddington St. in the NoHo Arts District. For more information, call (818) 760-1300 or visit

Los Angeles born and raised, Scott Putman is the principal of PROFITdine,
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