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Hatfield's Part II: Mark Gold envisions EVA

May 19, 2009 | 11:36 am

MarkGold1 So now that Quinn and Karen Hatfield are taking their show to Melrose Avenue, who's moving into the Hatfield's space on Beverly Boulevard? Try chef Mark Gold, who's planning to take over the space for his restaurant EVA.

Gold says he opened escrow Monday and is in the process of raising the remaining capital. "I hope this deal goes through," he says. He recently had been looking in Sherman Oaks.  

"The idea is I want it to be my home -- it’s an intimate enough space and small enough," Gold says. "If you were going to dinner, I'd want you to say, 'Let’s go see Mark at his house tonight and see what he's cooking.' "

Gold formerly was chef at Cafe Pinot and at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, where he garnered three stars from Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila. Plans for EVA are to "keep the menu small, very seasonal and market-driven, with $20 entrees, not $30 entrees," Gold says.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times