Went to Providence the other night and had the tasting menu, with the wine pairings.
I cannot stop thinking about the whole experience. Everything was amazing.
The decor is beautiful, subdued, romantic and pleasing to the eye. Much nicer than the garish slate and greys from before.
The service was flawless.
The food was everything I was hoping for in MC's bag of tricks. Unfortunately I lost the copy of the tasting menu that I kept, but I can tell you that every piece of the 10 course was outstanding.
The Char, Lobster, Sea Snails, and fois grois were my favorite.
The wine pairings were decent, but I felt they were not as interesting and exciting as the food. Glad I did it, but next time I think we will get some half bottles and have some fun ourselves. The pours were very generous though, hence the reason that I can't give details of all the dishes.
Got a tour of the kitchen, and boy is it spectacular. Lots of room for the Chef to stretch and experiment.
The chefs table in the kitchen seemed awkward for me. Kind of like sitting in an aquarium. If I was to sit in the kitchen table, I would want to hear all the talking between the staff.
Cost? $145 for 10 course tasting menu with wine pairing.
Stars? 4 from me.
I am definitely going to have to start saving my pennies so I can go in a couple more time. You know, so that I can have a better feel of the place to let you all know what to expect. That's the kind of person I am. A considerate self sacrificer for the greater Chowhound good.
If I can find the tasting menu copy, I will give more details.