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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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    TOgirl Jan 15, 2008 10:31 AM

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

    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)
      http://meganinlosfeliz.blogspot.com/s...

      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.

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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.

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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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            1. re: BIM
              Pei Jan 14, 2008 07:10 AM

              the gin and tonic amuse bouche is amazing.

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                k
                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
                p
                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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