Located in Hatfield's old spot on Beverly Blvd., chef and owner Mark Gold – formerly of the Patina Group – gets his fresh, seasonal ingredients locally at LA's Original Farmers Market. Some spring items you might be tempted to try from their current seasonal menu include: Young Chicken with Green Garlic, Potato & Black Olive; Nancy's Scallops with English Peas, Pomme Puree & Yuzu; Striped Bass with Artichoke, Turnip & Mustard, and sides like Creamed Spinach with Bechamel or Farmers Market Vegetables.
I had the pleasure of coming here with my ladies during dine LA restaurant week in February. And even though the menu changes seasonally, some items still remain – like the Carrot Soup, Poached Beef, Lemon Pudding, and Chocolate Decadence – but with a fresh fare twist. (I wouldn't tease you with my tantalizing pics below for nothing!)
- Carrot Soup with Candied Orange & Creme Fraiche (you'll want the whole blender)
- melt-in-your-mouth Handmade Italian Chestnut Agnolotti with Cream Sauce & Chives
- perfectly tender Poached Beef in a Bordelaise Salsa Verde with (addictive popcorn-like) Charred Cauliflower
- Swordfish with Caper Relish and Confit of Red Pepper & Potato (you never knew Swordfish could be this succulent)
- extremely tart & tangy Meyer Lemon "Steamed" Pudding Cake with Whipped Honey & Thyme
- check-out-my-O-face Chocolate Decadence flourless cake with Walnuts & Creme Fraiche
Prices range from $8-26.
You definitely don't want to miss the Five-course Sunday Dinner, which changes weekly and is an incredible deal at just $35 per person – especially since wine is included!
Speaking of wines, bottles mostly from California and France range from $25-72, while beers like Chimay Premiere Red and Hitachino Belgian White Ale range from $5-9. Some really delicious, fresh cocktails are served too, like the Happy Ending made from Hendricks gin, fresh ginger, Thai Basil, cucumber, and lemon.
While the atmosphere here is very intimate, the space still manages to lay out four distinct spots to dine: the L-shaped covered patio, the four-seater bar, a standard white linen table, or a "behind-the-scenes" seat overlooking the kitchen. And the decor is simply black and white, allowing your food to take center stage and your taste buds to give it a standing ovation.
P.S. Just in case you were wondering, chef Mark Gold named Eva restaurant after his grandmother, who inspired him to cook from the heart no matter what ingredients were available.