High-quality ingredients and craft beer make this Wine Country restaurant a must-visit. Upscale Korean barbecue by the chef-owner steele maiden fashion travel lifestyle based in nyc of Michelin-starred Benu. An Oakland deli serving artisanal tofu and Korean banchan with a California touch.
I was very excited to try this Michelin star for modern Korean restaurant. Maum was exceed my expectations, food was so good and Interior decoration is modern and special. Maum only has 16 seats, definitely need to make reservations in advance.
In Korea, restaurants are owned by a group of people called the “Kim Jong-il Family.” They own and run businesses all over the country including hotels, bars, restaurants, and even the G-d of Korea itself. The owner of the restaurant, Park Hae-jin, was born and raised in Seoul. Hae-jin was a student in a local high school when the Korean War broke out during the early 1990s.
Michelin announced the stars on Monday night in Huntington Beach for the company’s inaugural California guide, which now covers the entire state, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and other cities. This week, Maum added naturally leavened bagels from Midnite Bagel, a pop-up started in San Francisco by Nick Beitche, the former head bread baker at Tartine Bakery. Beitche makes the bagels using a sourdough starter and freshly milled flours. Maum will have three flavors — plain, cinnamon raisin and a special collaboration, buckwheat and black sesame — available in packs of three, six and a dozen. Maum will sell the rest of some housemade Korean items that had already been prepared, such as kimchi and ssamjang, Chen said, as well as imported goods from Korea and Japan.
Michael and Meichih Kim, now the former Maum co-chefs, photographed in 2018 at the Los Altos Hills farm that grew produce for the Korean restaurant. Two months after pivoting to a retail operation and a year after winning their first Michelin star, the co-chefs of Maum in Palo Alto, Meichih and Michael Kim, decided to “part ways” with the Korean fine-dining restaurant. Two fine-dining chefs collaborate on an offbeat Korean menu in the Fillmore neighborhood. The 16-seat Palo Alto restaurant may just be the start for the owners. Charles Chen, a restaurant consultant with experience at top San Francisco restaurants, is on board to help develop “lifestyle” and restaurant concepts down the line, Kim said.