Wine Bar



At Plum, Daniel Patterson’s Oakland outpost, servers and cooks may wear black and multiple dining parties may share the long wooden tables, but like its forbearer Coi, this jewel box-sized spot serves food that is both pure and ingredient-driven. The compact Modernist menu is divided into primordial themes such as “grains” and “animal”; that might mean pork on a bed of crisped spaetzle blended with bits of trotter, or pea panisses on yogurt and smoked farm egg with quinoa, zucchini and shishito. All are complemented by the list of slightly edgy, mostly Old World wines, available “by the flask” as well as by the glass and bottle—think Delarche Pernand-Vergelesses or the Kerner from Cantina Valle Isarco. When the construction project next door is completed, the restaurant will be adding a full bar to serve up their own take on distinctive artisan cocktails.

2216 Broadway, Oakland, California


2011 W&S New & Notable

This review appears in the print edtion of the October 2011 issue.
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