Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month With Tillamook, Grilled Cheese Truck, Beverly Hills Porsche and Eva

Photo credit to rkazda on Flickr

Every food, every cocktail and probably every action has its own designated month or day – but Grilled Cheese Month is one of the few I’ll willingly celebrate. Hello, Spring!! And, hello, April!!

It starts no later than this Friday, April 1st! Tillamook, the Oregonian (not Wisconsinite) cheesemakers, will be giving out free grilled cheese sandwiches off the Grilled Cheese Truck for an hour at Beverly Hills Porsche (8425 Wilshire Blvd). Don’t miss it, since it’s only from 11 AM – 12 PM. I’d recommend getting there even before 11, since “free” will almost certainly mean a long line!

But wait! There’s more! Next week Tuesday (April 5th), you can continue to ring in the month at Eva Restaurant. And who better than Dave Danhi, the chef behind the truck, to make that happen and go course-for-course with Mark Gold? This is a great way to witness a reunion of sorts since Danhi and Gold know each other from the kitchen at Water Grill, where they were Executive and Sous chefs together, respectively.

Take a peep at the menu below for what’s in store:

Four-course Menu – $35

1) Dave’s Melt: sharp cheddar & gruyere with a parmesan crust on sourdough bread
Paired with Mark’s: heirloom tomato soup

2) Dave’s Melt: fontina cheese with caramelized onions and prosciutto crust on black peppercorn bread
Paired with Mark’s: braised artichoke and cioppolini onion tart

3) Dave’s Melt: ‘faux’ cheesesteak sandwich provolone, homemade pickles and crispy onions on french bread (Cheez Whiz on the side!)
Paired with Mark’s: prime beef, over charcoal

Dessert
Dave’s: vanilla mascarpone cheese and balsamic strawberries on sweet brioche
Paired with Mark’s: chocolate fondue

Five-course menu – $50

1) Dave’s Melt: sharp cheddar & gruyere with a parmesan crust on sourdough bread
Paired with Mark’s: heirloom tomato soup

2) Dave’s Melt: fontina cheese with caramelized onions & prosciutto crust on black peppercorn bread
Paired with Mark’s: braised artichoke and cioppolini onion tart

3) Dave’s Melt: ‘faux’ cheesesteak sandwich provolone, homemade pickles & crispy onions on french bread (Cheez Whiz on the side!)
Paired with Mark’s: prime beef, over charcoal

4) Dave’s Melt: truffled mac and cheese melt with fontina cheese
Paired with Mark’s: butter poached lobster

Dessert
Dave’s: vanilla mascarpone cheese & balsamic strawberries on sweet brioche
Paired with Mark’s: chocolate fondue

The butter poached lobster definitely has me excited. Also, wine pairings are available for an additional $20. Call the restaurant to make your reservation ASAP.

Of course, we can’t forget the Grilled Cheese Invitational, which is on Saturday, April 23rd this year. Advance $12 tickets are available right now. So what are you waiting for? Get your tasty sammiches!

Free grilled cheese on Friday, April 1, 2011: 11 AM – 12 PM

Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3202
310.557.2472

Grilled Cheese Truck/Eva Pairing on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Eva Restaurant
7458 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2701
323.634.0700

Grilled Cheese Invitational on Saturday, April 23, 2011

Los Angeles Center Studios
1201 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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