Twelve guests, approximately four courses, once a month, under the stars in the hills of Hollywood. The food is seasonal and sourced primarily from local farmers' markets and whatever I can yank from my garden. Guests arrive for a cocktail and then dinner is served.

For reservations or inquiries email Dinner at Eight. Confirmation will be sent immediately upon receipt of e-mail reservation, and a reminder (address included) will be sent one day prior. Whether you decide to collect your most special friends and make a reservation, bring a date, or fly solo and meet a pile of new friends is entirely up to you. Either way this culinary adventure will be sure to satisfy and delight the taste buds. Just a suggestion: wouldn't this make a great surprise birthday or anniversary present?

Sunday, October 24: It's A Family Affair

It's a banner month for Dinner at Eight. The man who taught me to cook, my hero, my dad, will be in town and will be cooking this meal with me. We have conceived a menu that is inspired by all of my dad's favorite things to eat - deconstructed and reconstructed. And, of course, my mom will be on the dessert. It truly is a family affair!


 Cocktail Hour:

The Germaine Pear

Course 1:
Butternut squash, kale and white bean bisque. Toasted pepitas. Sage oil.
2009 Donkey & Goat Stone Crusher Roussanne

Course 2:
Haricots verts.Toasted hazelnuts. Burrata.
2008 Donkey & Goat Brousseau Vineyard Chardonnay

Course 3:
Duck confit and pimiento mashed potato ravioli. Braised chanterelle and lobster mushrooms.
2009 Donkey & Goat Broken Leg Vineyard Pinot Noir

Course 4:
Bread pudding. caramel rum drizzle.
N.V. Caudrina Asti La Selvatica

*Details subject to change
*Wine pairings to come

Savory: Elliott & Steve Shaffner
Sweet: Kathy Emerson

Wine Pairings by: Jill at Domaine LA
6801 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 932-0280

Mixologist: Katy Hartman-Mart