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New Chef at Providence....

kex13 Oct 26, 2007 01:11 PM

who has tried it? The scallop ceviche with truffles last week was to die for.

anyone else notice a difference in the TM?


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    terencio Oct 27, 2007 12:38 PM

    They just promoted Yumin Lin to chef de cuisine; M. Richard was a "one night only" gig

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    1. re: terencio
      hrhboo Oct 27, 2007 07:08 PM

      Did Paul Shoemaker leave?

      1. re: terencio
        kjs Oct 27, 2007 11:13 PM

        if my memory serves me ( lately it doesn't ) correctly, M Richard used to have a restaurant at the PRovidence location....
        M. Richard is going to work at Social ?!??! Why ?

        1. re: kjs
          russkar Oct 28, 2007 03:11 AM

          If were talking about the same M. Richard his restaurant was located where RED PEARL KITCHEN is now on Melrose and it was called CITRUS. Intermezzo's were ALEX , ? and MESON G.
          The Restaurant where Providence is used to be Patina and previously Le Saint Germain (which I really liked)

          1. re: russkar
            kjs Oct 28, 2007 11:41 AM

            That's right !!! thanks for refreshing my memory....and i remember ALEX...what happened to that chef...i ate there once...i liked it ! Citrus...i loved that restaurant too...he opened a place in santa barbara...ctronelle...something like that...had a delicious ahi tuna sandwich there...it was amazing...though the lobster club at postrio is probably on the top of my list for fancy-schmancy sandwiches....i never ate at meson g or red pearl and i won't...i've boycotted any restaurant affiilated with that husband/wife team

            1. re: kjs
              russkar Oct 28, 2007 12:05 PM

              Alex got married and moved back to London. Once again LA wasn't supportive enough of one of our better Restaurants at that time.
              It seems most of the new Restaurants are big Corporations or Investors and just worry about the bottom line vs. serving state of the art food.

            2. re: russkar
              Foodandwine Oct 28, 2007 11:42 AM

              Citrus, good memories.. and that was at the start of the open kitchen and chefs tables in Los Angeles.. They even had a camera and television set up.. I loved that place in its prime.. Must be 15 years ago or so..

        2. hrhboo Oct 26, 2007 02:31 PM

          I hadn't heard that Providence has a new chef. Michael Cimarusti is still Executive Chef and co-owner. The scallop ceviche with truffles has been appearing on the tasting menu for a long time.

          Are you thinking of Michel Richard, who was a guest chef there recently? If he's who you're referring to, I believe he is pegged to take on the Executive Chef position at Social.

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