I digress. I do happen to love seafood, and the more obscure the better. Still taking advantage of another birthday gift certificate that Van's parents gave him for his 30th birthday, Van and I decided to do a tasting menu with wine pairings at Providence a few Fridays ago. We had been there once before for dinner with Van's family, but had never been for lunch. We decided to do lunch, because it was basically a more economic solution to do a five course tasting menu with the wine pairings. That being said, I could definitely get used to those types of lunches, but obviously since we aren't balling out of control at this point, these types of events will have to be reserved for VERY special occasions. It was nice however to see how the 1% lives. :)
I took A LOT of photos, and the five courses were all delectable. Van thought the dessert wasn't as good as the main courses. I'm a sucker for macaroons though. Mmmmm.
We started the evening with this interestingly shaped amuse-bouche, that was basically a shot of a greyhound.
|I'd like my greyhound in a spoon, please.|
Next up, there was a delectable sashimi, crisp and fresh with a tangy sauce.
Then there was the scallop, with peas and truffles. Definitely one of my faves of the night for sure.
Then the striped sea bass, cooked very well.