What Mark Gold Is Cooking at Chez Soi, Now Serving Manhattan Beach

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Mark Gold is not only back from vacation after closing down his West Hollywood restaurant, Eva, but he already has a new gig. Gold is now cooking at Chez Soi, which just cracked its doors last night to Manhattan Beach’s Metlox Plaza under a partnership between former Fraiche owner Thierry Perez and Ty Burrell, the bumbling brunette who heads the Dunphy household in Modern Family. While Gold is in the kitchen preparing market-sourced dishes like wood-grilled octopus with crispy fingerlings and espelette and chestnut flour pasta with wild chanterelles, the cocktail program is under the direction of Bar X, a mixology hub from Mormonville, with classic cocktails and an embrace of the growing trend of house-made vermouth.

Grand-opening next Tuesday, April 9, Chez Soi inhabits a 5,900 square-foot space that press reps tell us features a wraparound outdoor patio, open kitchen, and a copper bar countered with fancy chandeliers and recycled wood. Check out the full menu, below.

Chez Soi, 451 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach; 310-802-1212.


an organic garden
Little gem, green goddess, fried capers 9
Fennel soup, “crispy vegetables” 9
Red beets, charred cucumber, sheeps milk yogurt 12
65 degree egg, mustard sabayon, cauliflower 12
Whole milk burrata, charred “sprouting” broccoli 14
Green asparagus, “poached” egg, brown butter emulsion 14

sea things
red scottish king salmon, baby artichoke beurre rouge 23
Loup de mer, bloomsdale spinach, lemon, caper 24
Wood-fired octopus, crispy fingerlings, espelette 18
Roasted pei mussels, indian spices, country bread 16
Roasted maine lobster, fava beans from mcgrath, clarified butter 32
Halibut, spring morels, pomme mousseline, miner’s lettuce, hazelnut 25
Whole egg pasta, “tagliolini,” dungeoness crab, parsley and lemon 17

farm and pasta
Wild duck, toasted buckwheat, plum, “puffed” kale 23
Prime beef, “cap,” brown butter asparagus, béarnaise 28
“coq au vin,” white mushroom, cippolini onion, red wine and thyme 21
Chestnut flour pasta, wild chanterelles, chicken jus, crème fraiche 16

Wood fire 6
Nante carrots
Crushed fingerling potatoes,
Charred broccoli
Wood roasted cauliflower, caper berry
Green asparagus
California shiitake mushroom

Dinner Party
$65 per person

“Family Style
a Chef selection of large plates to share $30 per person

What Mark Gold Is Cooking at Chez Soi, Now Serving Manhattan Beach