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What Evan Funke Is Bringing to ‘This Is Not a Pop-Up,’ Wednesday at Square One

We want the Funke!
We want the Funke! Photo: Evan Funke/Instagram

Like Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore in 1987’s cinematic classic, Like Father Like Son, Jeremy Fox and Evan Funke are trading roles. Now that Fox has been found cooking at Rustic Canyon, that restaurant’s opening chef, Funke, is cooking this Wednesday night at “This Is Not a Pop-Up,” the test kitchen concept that Fox first kicked off. Funke is currently gearing up for the debut of his solo restaurant, Culver City’s Bucato, in about five to six weeks, all the while keeping his team on their toes at his esteemed Porchetta Truck. This Wednesday, the chef will demonstrate his Italian chops at Square One with a $65, eight-course menu featuring dishes like a porchetta-inspired take on sea urchin with lardo, rosemary, and wild fennel, plus fried artichokes with bottarga, brown butter veal sweetbreads with prosciutto di parma, skewered lamb hearts, and some sort of deconstruction of his porchetta. Reservations can be made at 323-451-1767 and Funke’s full menu can be seen below.

Evan Funke at This Is Not a Pop-Up
February 6, 2013
at Square One

6:30-10:00 P.M.


RICCI DI MARE “IN PORCHETTA” sea urchin, crackling, lemon, rosemary, wild fennel, lardo
CUORE DI AGNELLO ALLO SPIEDINO CON SALSA RUSTICA lamb’s heart skewer, rustic sauce
CARCIOFI ALL GIUDIA CON BATTUTO E BOTTARGA fried artichokes, beaten sauce, mullet roe
MACCHERONI ALLA CHITARRA CACIO E PEPE guitar pasta, black pepper, pecorino romano
ANIMELLE SALTIMBOCA veal sweetbreads, proscuitto di parma, sage, brown butter
POLPI IN PURGATORIO CON CECI E AGLIO VERDE octopus in purgatory, chick peas, green garlic
FETTA DI NAPOLITANA Chocolate, raspberry, pistachio gelato, chocolate chiffon, honey pistachio tuile

What Evan Funke Is Bringing to ‘This Is Not a Pop-Up,’ Wednesday at Square One