Chef Shuffles

Gavin Mills Leaving Wood & Vine, Moving on To New Project

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Getting the jump on all of us restaurant media types lurking in the bushes, Hollywood’s Wood & Vine announces the coming departure of its adept opening chef, Gavin Mills, who is said to be heading towards a new, yet-to-be-announced venture. The British chef’s shoes will be filled by current sous chef Eric Buss, while Mills plans a final fete on Halloween before he departs that centers on eight offal dishes offered a la carte, including cock’s comb, calf brains, and blood sausages, available on October 31st until closing, though Mills will stay on until mid-November. Check out the menu for Mills’ final Wood & Vine dinner, below.

Offal-y Spooky Halloween Menu

Blood Sausage, caramel apple, pomme puree $16
Shaved Pig Head, lemon, olives, parsley $13
Smoked Beef Tongue, chimi churri, potato salad $19
Grilled calf’s liver, brown butter, sherry vinaigrette, candied bacon, grits $18
Cock’s Comb and Turkey testicle poppers $9
Calf’s brain ravioli, sage butter, lemon $14
Deviled kidney and steak pie $20
Roasted bone marrow $12 (+ $8 for shot of Pedro Ximenez sherry)

Cocktails $12

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Famous Grouse, Averna, Toasted Marshmallow syrup, Forbidden Bitters, Laphroaig Spritz


Nolet’s Gin, Cointreau, Lemon Juice, St Germain, Grapefruit Twist

Gavin Mills Leaves Broadway East [GS]

Gavin Mills Leaving Wood & Vine, Moving on To New Project