Inside Scoop reports that next Wednesday is the day for Daniel Patterson’s hotly anticipated Plum. As stated earlier, the casual Oakland concept with “Coi lineage” will be a collaborative effort between opening chef Lauren Kiino and recently appointed ‘corporate chef’ Ron Boyd (formerly of Aqua), who head honcho DP brought on in order to free himself up to focus on Coi.
The small space has room for 48 (with both communal and counter seating), and will feature a 30-foot chandelier, a smattering of Edison bulbs, and artwork that includes a pair of sumptuous plum installations. On vibe, Patterson says “it’s the kind of space that looks better as the night gets darker.”
The menu is broken into short, distinct sections, and composed of familiar basics executed with cerebral flare, e.g., a lamb stew made with wheatberries and roasted sunchokes, flanked by grilled bread that’s in turn smeared with lamb brain mayo (!). Under “Snacks”, you’ll find stuff like potato chicharrones and popcorn with escabeche powder, while the latenight menu (they’ll be open ‘til 1am) includes a grilled cheese sandwich on pain de mie and a burger made with trotters.
With Scott Beattie’s cocktail program still a ways out, libations will initially consist of an affordable list of light, food-friendly wines curated by Andrew Mosblech. Oh, and reservations are live on the website right now. So get over there, unless…how’s your lamb brain mayo?
Daniel Patterson and Plum set a date, unleash all the details (and reservations) [Scoop]
Earlier: Former Aqua Chef Ron Boyd Takes on Plum [Grub]
Daniel Patterson: Casual Plum to Have ‘Coi Lineage’ [Grub]