It’s been quite a birthday week for me full of food, sweets, and surprises!! My boyfriend made dinner plans for us on Monday night and didn’t tell me where we were going, even though I had my guesses! AND I sort of guessed correctly! 🙂
When we drove up to Providence on Melrose, I was jumping on the inside through all of the excitement because it’s one of the places I’ve been dying to try but it’s definitely a budget breaker! I guess we save a lot, so it was due for us to come here. I was tremendously happy he chose this for my birthday dinner!
Providence is definitely an experience rather than just a simple ol’ meal. They offer three tasting menus, all of which can come with a wine pairing option, which I did not partake in. The last menu was called the Chef’s menu which consisted of nearly 20 dishes and our server advised us that it would take about 3-4 hours to complete. Considering it was already around 8 pm when we started dinner, I wasn’t too fond of the idea of eating until nearly midnight! On a Monday, no less! With that in mind, we decided on the signature and seasonal tasting menu, which was their most popular anyways.
All of the dishes are shown below!
Even though these dishes look minuscule and tiny, having 10-15 of them definitely filled me up! Every single item was so unique and amazing that I hardly have words to describe them. The presentation, the flavors, and the creativity are just completely phenomenal! I would love to come back and try their chef’s menu but definitely would need to commit to the lengthy time requirement!
My favorite dish was called the Ugly Bunch, which is the bowl of uni (sea urchin), surf clams, some herbs, gold flakes, and a light panna cotta underneath. It was so rich yet light and so decadent all at once! My boyfriend really loved the wagyu beef dish, so that might have been his favorite next to the Ugly Bunch.
If you ever consider coming here, I would highly recommend it as an experience you’ll never forget. It is indescribable and probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had. They undoubtedly put such thought into every dish, every ingredient, and take the time to describe it to you when they bring it out. THUMBS UP FROM ME!