Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lunch at Eva Restaurant

Chef Mark Gold's Eva Restaurant offers a 3 course lunch for $22. Javier from the blog Glutster and I had lunch there this week and had a tasty meal amidst the crowds of customers who were looking to cash in their Groupons.

The 3 course meal was corn soup or gem salad, short ribs or halibut and donut holes or melon. We both opted for the little gem salad and the halibut and I chose donuts while Javier was virtuous and had the melon.

The little gem salad was a refreshing way to begin the meal. The salad had the greens, halved cherry tomatoes, green onions, diced onions a lightly dressed sauce. The salad (pictured above) was attractively plated and was portioned appropriately for a three course meal.

The halibut was served alongside a bed of rice with grilled root vegetables and a light creamy sauce. The halibut was well cooked and flavorful and was also appropriately portioned. The rice absorbed the sauce as well and was a starch that did not overwhelm the fish.

I finished with the donut holes from Bob's donuts. These were gone from my plate in a matter of seconds. Although I don't have a sweet tooth I do have a weakness for good donuts and these were rather good. The dessert was just a touch of sweetness before you went on your way. I had heard that Eva may bring on a pastry chef, although that is unconfirmed at this time.

Service was friendly and efficient and they were able to get us through the meal in a reasonable amount of time, a key consideration at lunch. The Eva website reports that lunch is now served Fridays only, so plan accordingly.

Eva is located at 7458 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles. Phone: (323) 634-0700. Website:

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