Eva – Sunday Family Dinner

Last weekend, Peter and I spent another lovely evening at Mark Gold’s Eva Restaurant. The “Sunday Family Dinner” menu was sort of the opposite of the regular menu. Instead of the individual modern dishes (and beautiful, precise plating), the Sunday meal was delivered on shared plates and platters, also known as “family style”.

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.comAfter settling in our table and ordering cocktails, our server set down a crispy pile of mouth-watering fried chicken, heirloom tomatoes, cream corn (so amazing that I had another bowl for dessert), and lots of other tasty surprises too! Including the fact that the $35 per person cost included wine.

If you haven’t been to Eva yet, I recommend you try both the regular menu and the “Sunday Family Dinner”. Both meals were set in a casual and fun atmosphere, but were just completely different (and delicious) dining experiences. 

Joining us for dinner were fellow food blogger/twitter pals, Sam from LAist.com (@SamKimSamkim) and @GourmetPigs, and just like my first visit to Eva, Chef Gold was greeting guests on the front porch when we arrived. The only difference was that this time he had his adorable daughter Eva (the restaurant’s namesake) in his arms. Also, sitting on the porch was Mark’s wonderful mom, who was as warm and inviting as her son (she raised him right!). And just inside the door his wife and family were seated around a table, laughing, eating and enjoying the evening together.

It really was a “Sunday Family Dinner” at Eva! 

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.com
Salad: Heirloom Tomato, Crushed Basil

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.com
CRISPY, Succulent Fried Chicken

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.com
Creamed Corn

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.com
Risotto Shrimp Scampi

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.com
Cuttlefish with Matsutake Mushrooms & Kyoho Grapes

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.com
Cupcakes

Eva's "Sunday Family Dinner", MyLastBite.com
Chef Mark Gold holding an almost 20 pound Moroccan Squash

“Sunday Family Dinner” $35 per person (includes wine & dessert!). $20 for kids.
Note: Menu Changes Weekly 

EVA
7458 Beverly Blvd
L.A. California 90036
(323) 634-0700

Dining Date: 9/27/09

Our first dinner at Eva

All About Eva by Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Eva – Sunday Family Dinner

  1. jenn

    Wow, that fried chicken looks awesome! I’ll definitely have to try the family menu. Thanks!!

  2. That was a great dinner. Thanks again for the invite! Great food, great company🙂

  3. I wonder if the Sunday family dinners were inspired by T. Keller’s Ad Hoc. Love homey food served family-style!

  4. I love fried chicken. And I love tomatoes. That looks delicious. I must go. I must must go.

  5. Wow, that all looks so amazing. I’m going to have to go.

  6. That fried chicken makes us want to go and try the “Sunday Family Dinner”. Yum!!

  7. That food looks soooo good! Have to try it too.

  8. Jen

    I’m going tonight! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    xo
    Jen (Domestic Divas)

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