Perfection at Providence

Every so often, a leisurely lunch is in order…..the kind that starts at noon and ends when dinner service begins. An ideal setting is Providence Restaurant where a recent Friday afternoon was spent.  Providence, open for lunch only on Fridays, is the embodiment of perfection…..from the atmosphere and service to the food and presentation.  Owner Donato Poto, Chef Michael Chimarusti and Sommelier Drew Langley make sure that every step of the experience is impeccable……it’s no wonder lunch lasted 5 hours.

Mojito and Screwdriver Cocktails

Kumomoto oyster with jalapeno, lime and corriander with oyster plant with mignionette

Spot prawns with butter, wood sorel blossoms, Creme fraiche sunchoke puree and red wine reduction soup and gougeres with nori powder and chives and parmesan bechamel

Kanpachi with Champagne gelee, smoked sesame, virgin olive oil

Josephine’s clam fritters with yuzu kosho mayonnaise

Pasta alla chitarra with Santa Barbara sea urchin and scallion

Wild black sea bass, Japanese sweet potato, stinging nettle veloute, English peas

Creme fraiche, sable breton, financier, chestnut jam, vanilla mousse


Providence Restaurant, 5955 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038