Nordic flavors on Melrose
Chef and restaurateur Christer Larsson, known for his cooking at Aquavit and Alta in New York City, is bringing his new Nordic cuisine to Alta, a bistro on Melrose Avenue, in the former Smoke.Oil.Salt. space. Larsson describes the food as a combination of Scandinavian home cooking, fresh ingredients and modern technique. That translates to a straightforward menu of gravlax (marinated wild salmon with coarse mustard and dill); Skagen toast (Greenland shrimp with crème fraîche); and Leverpastej (calf ’s liver pâté on house-made Danish rye bread). Larsson plans to add wild game and berries from Lapland in northern Sweden during the winter. Alta Nordic Kitchen is open nightly for dinner as well as weekend brunch. Alta, 7274 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 746-5221, www.altanordickitchen.com.
CHRISTER LARSSON brings a modern technique to Scandinavian cooking at Alta Nordic Bistro.