Providence Restaurant is one of the few restaurants in Los Angeles that is a special dining experience. It is elegant from the decor to the service to the food With tasting menus starting at $150, it is a restaurant that is typically saved for special occasions and celebrations and for the average diner it is not a weekly destination. But, in honor of their 10th anniversary, for the month of June (and perhaps it will be extended thru July), Providence is offering a 4 course tasting menu for $80.
The anniversary menu is a selection of 4 items from the 9-course Market Menu ($150). But, don't let 4 courses fool you as the meal starts with 3-4 amuse bouche. A fellow foodie friend and I rushed out to Providence on June 1st for the first night of this special anniversary menu.
The first amuse is Cocktails in a Bubble, made with basil seeds, yuzu, elderflower and champagne. Refreshing and tart, you slide the "bubble" in your mouth and your palate is awakened.
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.