At Eva Restaurant, chef Mark Gold has nailed the elusive formula for a perfect neighborhood spot: stellar cooking, pristine ingredients, and an atmosphere and menu that suit everyone from food-loving families to first-date duos. On May 23 and May 30, from 6 to 10 p.m., Gold—who's known for serving fish hours after it was caught—will take the typical Eva experience up a notch when he hosts a six-course ocean-fare-focused menu with wine pairings and an education on the night's ingredients ($150).
At this contemporary West Hollywood restaurant, appointed in a minimalist fashion with vintage photos and wood planks on the walls, Gold is known for his simple but quietly ambitious dishes that might rely on French technique, Asian flavors, or a Mediterranean accent. Whatever the inspiration, it's always the day's best ingredients that frame his ever-changing menu. You might slurp briny raw oysters; down a live scallop with French butter and yuzu; dive into udon noodles with Dungeness crab and brown butter; crack open Bouchot mussels with green-garlic purée; or cut into line-caught John Dory with English peas, almond milk, and fried capers. Gold will talk about the products he used, where they're from, and how fish, like produce, have peak seasons.
And the wines get just as much attention as the food. The roster here includes all kinds of reds and whites, ranging in origin from California's Napa Valley to France's Loire Valley. Of course, Gold and his team will handpick the appropriate pairings for dinner—a reflection of the staff's commitment to a completely curated experience and just one more thing that sets Eva apart from your average neighborhood joint.
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Six Courses with Wine Pairings and Educational Talk on Sourcing Fish
- from $150