Guest Chef Series at Providence Packs Some Serious Star Power

Dominique Crenn and Suzanne Goin are first on the list

After 10 years of seafood excellence at Providence, two Michelin stars, several James Beard nominations, amazing reviews—not to mention hitting every best restaurant list imaginable—Michael Cimarusti has reason to celebrate. In honor of such an auspicious anniversary, he and managing partner Donato Poto are welcoming some pals from across the country for a special guest chef series, which kicks off with Suzanne Goin and San Francisco’s Dominique Crenn on August 18.

Goin, of course, is a hometown hero as co-owner and chef of Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern and the Larders. Crenn is a Michelin-star winning chef of Atelier Crenn and the forthcoming Petit Crenn in San Francisco. The two powerhouses will collaborate on the seven-course menu with Cimarusti for one very memorable dinner. Think: melon and sea urchin with summer herb sorbet; barely cooked Santa Barbara spot prawns with Osetra caviar and shellfish nage; grilled striped bass with German potatoes; and braised short ribs with black olive chimichurri. Here’s the full menu.

If you can’t make this one, chefs Michael Tusk (San Francisco’s Quince) and Mark Vetri (Philadelphia’s Vetri) will be on deck for Monday, September 14; and Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur Restaurant in Menton, France) and David Kinch (Manresa) on Tuesday, October 6.

Tickets for each dinner are $225 per person (tax, gratuity and beverages excluded). Call 323-460-4170 for reservations.

Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, 323-460-4170