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
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.