Alta Adams, the latest project from the chef whose famous San Francisco restaurant Coi was awarded three Michelin stars in 2017, has opened in the historic neighborhood of West Adams. Overseen by chef Keith Corbin, who began working with Patterson and Roy Choi at the original LocoL in Watts (now a catering business), the restaurant celebrates soul food with seasonal Southern California sensibilities. That means it’s not entirely traditional American soul food: oxtails, spiced plantain chips and pigs’ feet add a unique West African edge.
As for the bar program, beverage director Aaron Paul is focusing on California producers and local ingredients with cocktails such as The Lunchbox, made with butter-washed whiskey, huckleberry, and peanuts. Patterson’s casual Adams Coffee Shop serving sandwiches and salads is next door.
And like all of the chef’s restaurants, Alta Adams is “dedicated to cultivating an equitable environment that celebrates inclusivity and empowers rising culinary talent, while serving delicious food that brings communities together.”
Pigs foot and vegetable salad; Grilled pork collar; Skillet fried chicken
Lunchbox: butter-washed bourbon, peanuts, aperol, huckleberry picpoul, ruby port