Curator, American chef, restaurateur, food writer, and considered a leading proponent of California cuisine
He is known for several restaurants but most notably, Coi, which he opened in 2006, earned two Michelin stars, and was one of several restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. Patterson describes its concept as combining haute cuisine, an emphasis on local vegetables, a modern aesthetic, and a personal approach to cooking, with "a casual, neighborhood feeling”. His latest restaurant, Alta, is a collaboration with Executive chef Keith Corbin, who he met at LocoL in 2015. Alta serves Cali soul food, a modern take on the Southern cooking that Chef Corbin grew up with, made with great ingredients from local farms and ranches, and lots of vegetarian options. There's always 90's R&B playing and a fun party vibe, with one of the nicest patios in LA. The fried chicken will be a revelation, but the smoked fried tofu is the very special dish the chefs created for vegetarians.
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