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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

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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

Follow Eva Restaurant on Twitter

Website (under construction)

@SamKimSamkim  LAist

@GourmetPigs

All my Eva photos on Flickr

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Eva Restaurant [1]

NOTE: This restaurant is unfortunately closed.

Peter and I had an early dinner reservation at Mark Gold’s new Eva restaurant last week. We try to eat early on the weekends, just so I can photograph the food using natural light. There’s no way we can do this during the week, as my sweet (workaholic) hubby never even leaves the office until dark.

Eva Restaurant, MyLastBite.comWhen we arrived at the restaurant, I noticed Owner/Chef Mark Gold standing on the inviting porch out front. He was wearing a casual t-shirt, slacks, a warm smile and graciously welcomed us as though we were coming for dinner at his own house.

There are so many times where I’ve read or heard a chef say, “I want the restaurant to feel like you’re in my home”, but this was the first time I actually felt it.

Chef Gold sat us at a cozy table in the back room (which we’re calling the “speakeasy” room), and throughout the meal, he stopped by our table to chat. He noted that the restaurant was “still getting going” (having so recently opened) and apologized if the service was a bit slow. Far from it, we were ordering and happily stuffing our faces in good time.

How was the food? We loved every bite. As you know if you’re a regular MyLastBite reader, if I don’t like it… I simply don’t share it.

What we ate:

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Foie Gras, Salted Melon and Maple $13

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Burrata Ravioli, Butter Glaze, Summer Truffle, Corn $14

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Linguini and Clams: Udon Noodle, Garlic, Bacon, Littleneck Clams $15

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Poached Beef, Cauliflower, Chanterelles, Salsa Verde $18

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Brown Butter Vanilla Cake $4, Cheese Selection $13

Eva Restaurant, MyLastBite.com
Menu. Note: Nothing over $20

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

All About Eva by Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly

Follow Eva Restaurant on Twitter

Website (under construction)

Dining Date: 9/19/09

Eva visit #2

Mark Gold’s Eva Restaurant gets 2.5 stars from L.A. Times! Congratulations. Well deserved!! Read more

 

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