Rie sits down with Chef Keith Corbin to learn how he makes California soul food at his restaurant, Alta Adams.
BY TASTY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2019
“Soul food for me is food created with love and with the intent to nourish, sustain and feed the soul.” - Keith Corbett, Chef, Alta West Adams
Located in Los Angeles’ historic West Adams neighborhood, Alta Adams is designed to be an inclusive setting, serving comforting food and great cocktails that bring people together in community.
Alta Adams’ culinary vision is led by chef Keith Corbin, an LA native who began working with Alta Group founder Daniel Patterson during the opening of the original LocoL in Watts, before joining him at both LocoL and Alta Group restaurants in the Bay Area. With the opening of Alta Adams, Corbin returns to Los Angeles, introducing his distinct interpretation of soul food that draws the connection between traditional West African food and California cuisine. The menu fuses the Southern flavors and dishes Corbin grew up eating and preparing alongside his grandmother with a vibrant aesthetic and produce-driven approach. Offerings include black eye pea fritters , a candied yam gratin with spiced cashews, and grilled pork collar — each composed to encourage sharing.
Alta Group Beverage Director Aaron Paul and Bar Manager Garret McKechnie are behind the bar program that features cocktails, wine and beer with an emphasis on California producers and local ingredients. Cocktails include the Lunchbox with peanuts, butter-washed whiskey, huckleberry + Aperol and Through the Grapevine with vodka, concord grapes, tarragon and Burma Tonic.
Like all restaurants in the Alta Group family, including Dyafa and Plum Bar in Oakland, and Besharam, Kaya, Coi and Aster in San Francisco, 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.
5359 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016