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3 Events: Wild Game at Whist, Eveleigh's Rehab, Brunch at Street

December 31, 2011 | 10:00 am


Game on: My Last Bite and "Top Chef" contestant Chris Crary announce a five-course "Wild Game" tasting menu at Whist restaurant at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. "I’m a HUGE fan of 'Top Chef,' so when we lunched together recently (at Jitlada Thai, of course), we thought it would be fun to host a dinner together," says Jo Stougaard of My Last Bite in a release. On the menu, inspired by Episode 7 of this season's "Top Chef": roasted rabbit with carrot panna cotta, venison neck with coffee and huckleberry mustard, boar belly and root vegetable cassoulet, antelope osso buco with pearl barley and gremolata, and ostrich egg flan with cardamom crumble and cajeta ice cream. The dinner takes place on Thursday, with limited seating available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $60 per person (wine by the bottle; specials start at $30 per bottle). Reservations required. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 260-7511. 

Rehab brunch: Eveleigh executive chef Jordan Toft is serving brunch all day and night on Sunday, Jan. 1. Hangover cure? (There's a full bar if that's how you handle your hangovers.) Maybe. A nice place to rejuvenate? Sure. Classic dishes from the dinner menu will be added to help alleviate any unwanted consequences from the night before. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 8752 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (424) 239-1630, www.theeveleigh.com. 

More than one way to cure a hangover: Street also will be open for Sunday brunch on New Year's Day. It's the restaurant's second annual Hangover Brunch, featuring purported hangover recipes such as kaya toast -- and $15 for unlimited Champagne. 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 203-0500, www.eatatstreet.com. 


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Photo: The bar at Eveleigh. Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times.