Every so often this girl get Michelin stars in her eyes. Unfortunately when that happens, and you are in LA, you have to remember the good times when Michelin actually visited our fair city. Thus a visit to Providence is a perfect way to satisfy the curiosity, as it’s one of the last restaurants to receive the honor in 2009. A 3 course tasting is a spectacular way to taste what Executive Chef Michael Cimarusti has to offer…but I must have been a little blinded by stardust when I went with the 10 course chef’s menu.
Amuse Bouche, The Dark and Stormy with Ginger Beer
Amuse Bouche, Grilled Kumamoto oyster, American caviar, and smoked butter
Amuse Bouche, crispy salmon skin crackers topped with Roe. Talk about sustainable eating!
Amuse Bouche, Wagyu Beef Cigars
Amuse Bouche, Squid and Chorizo
Sashimi, with Calabrian chiles, lemon, and mint.
Squid Carbonara, with La Quercia pancetta
Spot Prawn, with spring greens and miso-almost too beautiful to eat.
Scallop, with black truffle, salted butter, lemon, and chive-from slice to bite.
Striped Bass, with cranberry beans, saffron, and fennel.
Wild King Salmon, with peach, mustard, and onion*-This was the most delicious bite of heaven and is not on the 3 course tasting menu.
A5 Wagyu, with corn chanterelles, and bone marrow
Artisanal Cheeses, my favorite part of the meal. Hand picked and perfect. The only downside, far too full for my stomach to keep up with tastebuds.
Guava, with passion fruit, pineapple, and matcha
Soy Jasmine, with concord grapes, and yuzu
Bonus Dessert-to celebrate 10 years of sitting across from the same set of sleeves