Honestly Eveleigh

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Recently, I went on a trip to the countryside and found myself lost in farm fresh flavors and seasonal essentials.  No, I didn’t make the two hour trek to Ojai, I simply visited an enchanting farmhouse atop one of the Sunset Boulevard curves.  Eveleigh specializes in serving the ingredients of local quality with an elegant dash of big city charm. Luckily, it’s fenced between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills so you don’t even have to drive to the country.

The moment I stepped through the grassy patio and inside, the first thing I thought was, “This reminds me of home.”  I grew up on a farm in Oregon, so this is a big statement for me in LA.  There was a fireplace to my left, hardwood floors beneath my heels, and a rectangular bar sitting below a canopy of steadily hanging cow skulls in the restaurant’s center, it’s heart place.  My friend and I were seated along a plush banquette armored with a glossy wooden table.  Divine.

For starters we ordered the crushed peas and burrata with mint, arbequina oil, and olives.  The green spread was sweet and earthy, a lovely complement to the satin creaminess of the burrata.

The other dishes we tried were the prime rib alla’inglese, with celery leaf salsa, seeded mustard, and lemon; the crisp Sonoma pork belly with spiced tree ripe peach, landcress, and shallot-currant salad, and lastly, the wild white shrimp with spicy romesco, lemon-cumin yogurt and garlic crisps.

Everything was seasonally fresh nearly to the second.  So fresh that the scent of the meats, toppings and accessories hit the taste-buds via inhalation of the plate.  The bites themselves did not fail to linger in flavor long after the swallows.  The white shrimp were the largest, and juiciest shrimp I can ever remember eating.  They were deliciously fat and succulent, miniature pigs of the sea.

The night ended with a cheese plate and even though I was full as a harvest moon I didn’t feel over stuffed, just hearty and well fed.  Eveleigh brings something to the table that Los Angeles has been starving for, the honesty of a farm fresh home cooked meal.

 

 

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Author:The Food Pervert

Tara Redfield, The Food Pervert, is an actress, writer, host and obviously food lover. She started her blog and website, "The Food Pervert," in 2010 after an incredible visit to New York City. Her soul acknowledged a genuine passion for food and a desire to share her experiences with friends and family. She’s been sharing ever since. One of her most exciting experiences living in Los Angeles has been working on the TLC reality cooking show, “The Take Home Chef” with the charming and talented Curtis Stone. Redfield has a true love for cooking, dining, travel and story telling. She continues to spread the food love by visiting restaurants, markets, and food festivals as often as possible and sharing her finds through photos and stories. TV Host Representation: Paul Barrutia Commercial Talent 9255 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 505 West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.247.1431

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One Comment on “Honestly Eveleigh”

  1. August 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I wanna try this place!

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