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Must haves at Providence?

ElJeffe Jan 13, 2008 08:36 PM

Going to Providence Wednesday night for my birthday. The menu looks pretty exciting to me. Will likely do the 5 course tasting menu, but will gladly forego for any recommendations from Chowhounders.

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    BIM Jan 13, 2008 10:34 PM

    I hope the chef is still doing that thing with the sodium alginate / calcium chloride cocktail "ravioli." When we went we had a mojito one and a gin & tonic one - suprising and fun. With that kind of creativity the tasting menu is certainly the way to go. Enjoy!

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      Pei Jan 14, 2008 07:10 AM

      the gin and tonic amuse bouche is amazing.

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        krez Jan 14, 2008 10:46 AM

        Agreed. I believe it is the pastry chef who is doing the "cocktails". Yum!

        Loved the halibut on the tasting menu.

      2. re: BIM
        peanut112 Jan 15, 2008 12:44 PM

        ah yes, the trio of gelee's...it was a Gin and Tonic, a Greyhound and a mojito....AWESOME stuff. Science and creativity and flavors bursting in your mouth.

        the TM is definitely the way to go.

        Now I'm craving a return visit.

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        Diana Jan 14, 2008 05:27 AM

        just order the chef's tating menu. That will give you everything good. Way more than the five course, in spectrum and price, but way worth it.

        1. ipsedixit Jan 14, 2008 07:10 AM

          Dunno what's currently on the TM, but the eel and scallops were standouts the last time I was there.

          1. meganinlosfeliz Jan 14, 2008 12:40 PM

            We did the 5-course but added oysters and an amazing pasta special. Sometimes we do that instead of ordering the 9 course. I usually do the wine pairings as well, but one bottle could prob cover most courses.

            Here is a review of my last trip in Oct. (w/ pics)

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              TOgirl Jan 15, 2008 10:31 AM

              Foie gras ravioli. We added it to our 5 course tasting menu.

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