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C California Style

Chef KEITH CORBIN’s deviled eggs.
The ALTA ADAMS chef’s counter.
A Swing Thyme cocktail with blended rum, pomegranate and thyme.

Local Flavor

by C California Style

Michelin-starred Daniel Patterson’s first SoCal foray

Alta Adams isn’t Michelin-starred Bay Area chef and restaurateur Daniel Patterson’s maiden foray into the L.A. area. Nevertheless, Patterson took one of the gems from his NorCal spots and first Los Angeles venture, LocoL in Watts, with him for his new restaurant and adjacent Adams Coffee Shop in the burgeoning West Adams neighborhood: chef and Watts native Keith Corbin. At the Alta Group space designed in collaboration with Folklore—the design studio of West Adams local David Irwin—Corbin’s menu combines soul food mixed with a Southern California sensibility, from fall-off-the-bone oxtails to impossibly crisp fried chicken with house-made hot sauce to beautifully presented collard greens with just a kiss of smoke. Patterson says, “From the beginning it was clear Keith had the heart and innate talent for cooking, as well as the drive to learn and grow with us.” 5359 W. Adams Blvd., L.A., 323-571-4999; altaadams.com.

Written by KAREN PALMER.
Photography courtesy of ANDREA D’AGOSTO.