Persimmon in Bristol, RI
It's pretty rare that I post on Chowhound, but my wife and I, along with another couple, had such a spectacular dining experience at Persimmon in Bristol, Rhode Island, this weekend that I wanted to share it.
All four of us chose the 5-course chef's tasting menu ($65) with wine pairings, which brought the total cost to $100 per person. We also ordered two courses of foie gras, which the table shared.
From an amuse bouche beginning to the conclusion of the meal (creme brûlée for dessert), the food was almost impossibly delicious and well-prepared. The tastings included halibut belly, which was fried in a very light and airy batter; perfectly seared scallops over a bed of sensational glazed and candied carrots; and grilled shishito peppers, just to name a few.
Our server, Sarah, could not have been nicer, and she guided us expertly through the night's courses. Each dish arrived from the kitchen with a perfect presentation, and it was obvious that the chef and his kitchen staff took great care in delivering a meal that would be noteworthy in New York or Boston, not only Bristol, Rhode Island.
All in all, one of the best dining experiences we have ever had.