In LA's Fairfax District, Chef Rocher Perfects the Spanish Vinoteca

The third-generation Spanish chef teams with Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman and former entertainment exec Stephen Gelber to create the Fairfax District's hottest new restaurant and wine bar.

Chef Perfecto Rocher, former entertainment exec Stephen Gelber and Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman have joined their considerable talents in smoke.oil.salt, a new restaurant and wine bar that channels a Spanish vinoteca in the Fairfax District. Rocher, a third-generation chef from Valencia, Spain (previously at Lazy Ox Canteen), prepares authentic Catalan and Valencian dishes such as amanida de remolatxa (beet salad, goat cheese, watercress), seen here; Flam D’Eriçó (sea urchin flan, fried capers, shrimp oil); and, Sundays, his signature meat, seafood and vegetarian paellas. Select from a wine list brimming with rare vintages, sherries and summer-perfect cavas for a delicious pairing. 7274 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.930.7900