A Sneak Peek at Plum’s Five-Course Tasting Menu, Debuting Tonight

As noted last week, changes are afoot at Daniel Patterson’s pair of high-profile Oakland restaurants, Haven (44 Webster St.) and Plum (2214 Broadway). Haven chef Kim Alter has replaced Manfred Wrembel as the chef at Plum, and Chris Johnson — until recently the sous chef at Patterson’s San Francisco flagship restaurant, Coi — has taken Alter’s place at Haven.

Tonight marks chef Kim Alter’s debut at Plum, and one of the changes she will be introducing is a nightly five-course tasting menu priced at $65 (plus an additional $30 for the wine pairing).


The five courses in tonight’s prix-fixe are listed on the menu as follows:

DUCK PROSCIUTTO (plum, pickled mustard, peppercress)

CORN (raw, ferment, char, gel, silks, huitlacoche)

OCTOPUS (roscoe’s potatoes, pepper, black olive)

BEEF (tendon, tomato, tarragon, sunchoke)

PEAR (pistachio, basil)

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The corn, in particular, sounds intriguing, no?

I’m told the tasting menu will change frequently based on what’s available at the market. At this time, none of the items on the tasting menu are available a la carte — you can check out the regular menu at the Plum website.

Got tips or suggestions? Email me at Luke (dot) Tsai (at) EastBayExpress (dot) com. Otherwise, keep in touch by following me on Twitter @theluketsai, or simply by posting a comment. I’ll read ‘em all.

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