alma has received many accolades, including best new restaurant in america 2013 by bon appetit and a repeat member of jonathan gold’s top lists.

chef ari taymor features seasonal fresh ingredients from alma’s own farms and local producers.   we were very impressed by the tasting menu with beautiful presentation, bold flavors and complex textures.  wine pairing was eclectic and quite interesting while still pairing well with each course.P1020294

the crew hard at workP1020416

savory nasturtium tarts
wine pairing: N.V. molette/altesse, lambert de syssel, petit royal, savoieP1020301

puffed trout skin with salmon roe and licorice herbs

mini english muffin, burrata, sea urchin, caviar, licorice herbsP1020307


seaweed and tofu beignets with yuzu, kosho, and limeP1020313



ember roasted peaches, cultured cream, caviar & poppy
wine pairing: 2011 alberto nanclares, “dandelion” albarino rias baixasP1020325



cod grilled over fig leaves with pounded favas, almond & meyer lemon
wine pairing: 2012 castelao, francisco figueiredo chao rijo, lisbonP1020331


frozen duck liver with smoked maple, carrot & coffee granola
wine pairing: 2011 jacquere, jean-yves peron la petite robe, savoieP1020340


house made beer rye bread with cultured butterP1020346

chef ari taymorP1020353

warm salad of peas, morels & mint
wine pairing: 2012 altesse, famille peillot, roussette du bugey montagnieu, savoieP1020348


chef flynn mcgarry P1020361

grilled sweetbreads, peach, coriander flowers, carrot & vadouvan
wine pairing: 2012 la clarine farm piedi grandi red blend, sierra foothillsP1020368


carpenter’s pigeon, beetroot, cherry, hazelnut & porcini
wine pairing: 2011 nero d’avola, occhipinti, sicilyP1020385


apricot, buttermilk & popcornP1020397

spruce & white chocolate with grapefruit brittle & hops jellyP1020400


sweet nasturtium tartsP1020415


952 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
+1 213 244 1422


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