2 Michelin-Starred: Providence

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Dining Room

Dining Room

For my birthday celebration, my husband took me to Providence! As a restaurant with two Michelin stars, Providence has been on the top of my list of restaurants to try. We had a fun and memorable evening with a 3.5 hour long dinner and a nice bottle of wine. Providence offers a 5-course menu, a Providence Market menu (~9 courses but with amuse-bouche, 11 courses) and a Chef’s Tasting Menu (~14 courses but with amuse-bouche, 18 courses), all with the option of wine pairing. Although we weren’t sure if we could tackle the Chef’s Tasting Menu of 14 courses on a Monday night, we went for it anyway. A few of my favorites included the Uni & Abalone, Wagyu Toast (with aroma of a flower/herb bunch on the side), and Maine Lobster. Seafood was very fresh and flavor in all dishes was very pronounced, especially on the citrusy side, but I appreciated the chef’s use of salty and sour flavors. When compared to other Michelin-starred restaurants, Providence definitely deserves its two stars, but it’s no French Laundry when it comes to service, knowledge of wait staff, and ambience. Also, I would have preferred not to see ingredients repeated several times in the menu. However, they were prepared very creatively and differently. The Crème Fraîche dessert was a nice surprise concluding the dinner with delicious almond financier beneath layers of light cream and mousse.

Chef, Michael Cimarusti / Chef de Cuisine, Tristan Aitchison / Sous Chef, Amy Wolf / Sommelier, Drew Langley

wine/dark and stormy

wine/dark and stormy

Scallop Nasturtium/Middleneck Clam

Scallop Nasturtium/Middleneck Clam

Admiring the skewers

Admiring the skewers

Squid and Chorizo, Abalone and Miso/Wagyu Toast

Squid and Chorizo, Abalone and Miso/Wagyu Toast

Grilled Shigoku Oyster, American Caviar, Smoked Butter/Shima Aji, Pickled Ginger, Carrot, Coriander, Cucumber

Grilled Shigoku Oyster, American Caviar, Smoked Butter/Shima Aji, Pickled Ginger, Carrot, Coriander, Cucumber

Uni and Abalone, Buckwheat, Farm Fresh Egg/Maine Lobster, Roasted Parsnip, Chestnut, Lobster Nage

Uni and Abalone, Buckwheat, Farm Fresh Egg/Maine Lobster, Roasted Parsnip, Chestnut, Lobster Nage

 

Octopus, Greque

Octopus, Greque

Monkfish, English Peas, Nori, Brown Butter/Bread, Sea Salt, Butter/Sweetbread, Sunchoke, Black Truffle, Beets [not pictured]

Monkfish, English Peas, Nori, Brown Butter/Bread/Sweetbread, Sunchoke, Black Truffle, Beets [not pictured]

Cheese Selection

Cheese Selection

 

Wagyu, Crushed German Butterball Potato, Brussels Sprouts/Cheese Selection

Wagyu, Crushed German Butterball Potato, Brussels Sprouts/Cheese Selection

 

Lemon Cloud, Yogurt Bavarois, Oro Blanco, Raspberry, Perella

Lemon Cloud, Yogurt Bavarois, Oro Blanco, Raspberry, Perella

 

Crème Fraîche, Sablé Breton, Almond Financier, Chesnut Jam, Vanilla Mousse

Crème Fraîche, Sablé Breton, Almond Financier, Chesnut Jam, Vanilla Mousse

Dulcey Cremeux, Spiced Genoise, Sunchoke, Cocoa Nib/Petit Fours

Dulcey Cremeux, Spiced Genoise, Sunchoke, Cocoa Nib/Petit Fours

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