Saturday, October 31, 2009

Eva Restaurant: Sunday Family Dinner, and Free Wine?

It's not everyday you walk into a restaurant greeted by the chef and his baby girl in his arm. Plus that baby girl is the restaurant's namesake herself, Eva.

Between receiving LAist's Sam Kim's email saying "What are you doing for dinner?" and us joining him and MyLastBite + hubby at Eva was about 40 minutes. We were there for Eva's Sunday Family Dinner - a $35 family-style prix fixe that included, yes, included, wine.

Here's what we had for dinner:

Heirloom Tomatoes with Crushed Basil
Delicious, juicy heirloom tomatoes lightly dressed to accentuate the natural flavors of the tomatoes.

Risotto with Shrimp Scampi
Good texture on the risotto and good flavor on the shrimp.

Fried Chicken
These are great fried chicken with crispy skin and the meat is tender and juicy. "Succulent" is a great way of describing it. I did want more ... maybe I should've asked for another piece.

Creamed Corn
Quite the addictive side dish, creamy and the sweetness of the corn really came through.

Braised Short Ribs
The braised short ribs were quite good, tender and flavorful. I did, however, at that point feel that the meal was overall too heavy and wasn't perfectly tied together. I thought that the fried chicken and the short ribs belonged to two separate meals.

Chef Gold came by and asked us if we wanted some egg cream. Egg cream? We had no idea what an egg cream was, but sure, we'll take 3.
According to Wikipedia, it apparently contains neither eggs nor cream, but instead is a concoction made of milk, chocolate syrup, and soda.

For desserts: chocolate and banana cupcakes.

Probably because we were sitting with MyLastBite who knows the chef well now, Chef Gold brought to us a plate of Cuttlefish with Matsutake Mushrooms & Kyoho Grapes
Eating cuttlefish apres-dessert is strange, perhaps, but it matters not because the cuttlefish was delicious and wonderfully chewy.

Eva Restaurant
7458 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 634-0700
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Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles


Food, she thought.

That looks wonderful. Maybe I can get my husband to take me there tomorrow. Egg creams are NY thing, I actually looked up the origin recently. There are several theories, the one I find plausible is that the drink originally contained eggs and cream, like a type of ice cream soda, however during the tough economy of WWII they left out the more luxurious ingredients to make something affordable yet tasty. That one looks damn good.

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Aww...isn't it so nice that the baby girl's name is also the restaurant's name? Great idea and goes different from some chefs who put their own name for their restaurants.

I agree too, cuttlefish with cupcakes is quite strange if the combination of sweet and salty foods are a no go.

Exile Kiss

Hi Burumun,

Nice! :) I've been meaning to try the replacement restaurant at Hatfield's old space. The Fried Chicken sounded delicious. :)


I never order a pastrami sandwich at a deli without a chocolate egg cream. it's the right way to eat it.

Kung Food Panda

I heard egg cream is pretty popular in NYC. I want to try it now! =)

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