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Jan 29, 2014 06:06 PM

Providence (Chef's Menu) or Melisse (Carte Blanche)?

Looking to take someone out to either Providence or Meilsse, doing either the Chef's or the CB, respectively.

Any preferences between these two? Please don't suggest other options. It's going to be one of these two.


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  1. Providence. Build your own tasting from the prix fixe and supplement with market dishes. Cause really, how many times have you already had the Chef's Tasting already ;)

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    1. re: Porthos

      Why did I know that you would pick Providence? I guess it's because you are far more adventurous than I am when it comes to food! Still really enjoy your posts.

      1. Providence is bit more creative, Melisse more satisfying in the "Oh wow!" taste department. Intellectual vs visceral. With plenty of trespassing.

        Melisse has a more formal.special occasion feel. But Providence isn't exactly casual.

        Both are terrific.

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        1. re: foodiemahoodie

          So that would be a vote for ...?

          My only hesitation with Providence Chef's Menu is the length of time. My last time doing it bordered on breaking my curfew and turning into a pumpkin by the time the meal ended.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Hey you didn't mention you had a witching hour, ipse...

            I'd still hit Providence - Just earlier.

            1. Providence Best meal in LA