3 (Halloween) Events: Bouchon fried chicken; Rivera menu; Gonpachi prix-fixe
Ad Hoc fried chicken at Bouchon: Come on, there's nothing scary about fried chicken. But Bouchon's Ad Hoc fried chicken night happens to fall on Halloween. For $36 per person: buttermilk fried chicken, Southern-style mashed potatoes, red wine braised cabbage and New York cheddar biscuits and gravy. So boo! Make reservations online. 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910, www.bouchonbistro.com.
Dias de los Muertos at Rivera: Until Nov. 7, in observance of Halloween and the Day (or here, Days) of the Dead, chef John Sedlar and Rivera chef de cuisine Joe Panarello have prepared a special menu (with a few witches, black cats or zombies thrown in): ensalada de otoño with autumn greens, queso cotija, pine nuts and bacon-jalapeño vinagreta; pumpkin and green chile tamale of the dead; puerco deshebrado maize cake with cranberry-habanero chutney; pato a la naranja with red pipian sauce; blue cornmeal cookie and dulce de leche ice cream sandwiches. $80 per person, and an additional $35 or $65 with wine pairings. Available when ordered by the entire table. 1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, (213) 749-1460, www.riverarestaurant.com.
"The Last Feast" at Gonpachi: Through Halloween Gonpachi is offering a prix-fixe Halloween menu, including: spider web pumpkin soup with pancetta; duck breast with bloody berry sauce, forest mushrooms and soba gnocchi, or roasted kobe beef with spicy devil's sauce, pumpkin gratin and broccoli; Halloween party chirashi sushi (diced fish and vegetable topping sushi rice); and R.I.P chocolate mousse with blood orange sorbet. The cost is $45. 34 N. La Cienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, (310) 659-8887, www.gonpachi.us.
-- Betty Hallock