I am beginning to sound like a broken record but I have to say it again Providence is the best fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles. Chef Michael Cimarusti rightfully deserves all the accolades he has received. This meal with friends was stupendous, We were lucky to dine at the chef’s table.
Our view of the kitchen from the chef’s table.
Alder smoked wild king Salmon gougere, lemon creme fraiche, caviar, dill – just a perfect first bite
Uni with coconut, and tapioca puffed rice – Chef knows we love uni and this was an innovative and tasty rendition
BYO 2nd wine
Grilled Japanese Goma Saba — Sesame Mackerel (Goma is Japanese for sesame seed). Saba is a syrup made from freshly squeezed grape juice, also known as must.
Wild Tasmanian Abalone Yuzu
Third BYO wine
Ficelle (cigars) – Red wine braised Wagyu, feuille de brick, ume aioli (Japanese plum), celery leaf – just delicious
4th BYO wine
Squid Bolognese, chopped swordfish, squid, parsley, basil, tomato compote – this was stupendous
John Dory, English peas, lardo de bellota, black truffle, fume de poisson
Japanese Cod, roasted sweet potato, pickled turnip vinaigrette
5th BYO wine
YIPPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Foie Gras Grillee, sour plum powder, mulberry puree with port, nasturtium leaves tossed in foie gras fat
Wild Line-caught French Loup de Mer- turnip puree, brown butter foam, nori powder, smoked sesame seed, puffed buckwheat
Chocolate Frenet Branca Cremeau, tarragon ice cream, roasted lemon puree, chocolate cake crumbs
This was a fantastic meal. Our friends were as impressed as we were. My grade for the meal – A+