3 Drunken Goats Restaurant takes its name from cabra al vino, a Spanish cheese soaked in wine for two to three days. It's an apt fit for the eatery, where Spanish wine and sangria pair with a menu rife with Spanish tapas. Savor piquillo peppers filled with idiazabal cheese, scallops wrapped in Spanish ham, and a grilled octopus and chorizo plate praised by LA Weekly.
Other artfully plated items include entrees like grilled salmon with pocha beans and desserts such as churros with chocolate sauce. You might be able to smell your dish being prepared in the open kitchen from 3 Drunken Goats' high-ceilinged dining room, where dark woods surround wine racks and a flat-screen TV broadcasting the latest sports.
Oceanview Bistro serves a menu featuring upscale regional cuisine dashed with Asian and Latin American influences in an elegant, contemporary atmosphere. For dinner, tickle the tongue with crispy vegetable spring rolls ($7.95) before diving into a plate of Atlantic salmon, its oceanic spread swimming with potatoes Beaujolais, corn, english peas, snorkeling child stars, and burrata-cheese emulsion ($19.95). Carnivores coo over short ribs with fingerling blue-cheese hash, bacon, peas, and braising jus ($22.95). Meanwhile, the lunchtime menu emphasizes lighter fare, such as the meatloaf sandwich ($11.95) and the hanger-steak cobb salad ($14).
Just like the real Paradise, filled with edible angels and knowledge of good and evil trees, Paradis's flavors change with the seasons and the mood of its cows. No day is ever the same, but it will always have inventive flavors for even the most discerning: 2009 saw the introduction of silky ice cream concoctions such as strawberry buttermilk and peanut crunch chocolate chip as well as effusive sorbets such as mint lime and orange chili. One scoop goes for $3.50, milkshakes with two flavors go for $5, and ice cream by the pint ($10) and quart ($20) for parties and Arctic picnics.