Insider’s View / Happenings at Providence

We visit Thailand for our En Voyage menu this week!

Visit IGTV for our En Voyage, “Providence Favorites” video guide for the week of September 16th.

For this week’s En Voyage menu, we are exploring Thai flavors. Longtime Providence Chef de Cuisine Tristan Aitchison, and Pastry Assistant Cathy Asapahu, have collaborated on the menu. Tristan has a deep love for Thai food and has traveled extensively throughout Thailand over the years. Cathy grew up in her parent’s restaurant, Ayara Thai, in Westchester. She joined the pastry team here at Providence in 2017. Ayara Thai was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2019, one of only three Thai restaurants in the city distinguished with this honor. First Course-Chilled Heirloom Tomato Salad, with lime, coconut oil, soured tomato and fish sauce vinaigrette, and roasted, salted peanuts. Main course-Local Black Cod, with lobster and shrimp dumplings, green curry, charred eggplant, and maitake mushrooms. Bread Service-Roti Paratha, and for dessert-Chilled Coconut Soup with jackfruit, passion fruit, and coconut sorbet.

We have some amazing pantry items this week including first of the season white truffles in our White Truffle Pasta Kit! Limited quantities are available, so call us during business hours to place an order over the phone (323) 460-4170, or visit TOCK.

View our En Voyage companion video here


Add-ons for this week include:

  • NEW-First of season White Truffle Pasta Kit
  • Marinated and pre-cooked wild Spanish Octopus
  • House-smoked CA King Salmon w/ Traditional Accompaniments
  • House-smoked Salmon “Schmear”
  • House-smoked Liberty Farms Duck Breast
  • Hot-smoked Black Cod (also known as sablefish)
  • Japanese A-5 Wagyu Beef by the Pound (uncooked)
  • 3 Types of Caviar: Kaluga, Grandeur, and Two-tone Osetra
  • Our Signature Uni Pasta Kit
  • Krug, Brut, “Grand Cuvée” Champagne (Half Bottles)
  • Kim’s Signature Cocktails
  • Providence Wine List Selections
  • Selections from our deep Bourbon Collection

“We had a fantastic dinner and a wonderful brunch (we ordered some smoked salmon).  The lobster was outstanding as was the soup and dessert.  Everything was well-packaged and easy to prepare.  Thanks very much!”

Eve S.

“A perfect Summer meal!   Thank you!


“My Hills of Salerno take home meal yesterday was outstanding in every way. From the politeness and appreciation expressed by the staff when I picked up, to the last bite of the last biscotti, every aspect of the experience was supremely satisfying. The packaging was thoughtful, the ingredients were superb, and there was obviously a high level of technique that allowed pasta and lamb chops to be reheated, yet come out dining room quality. The accompanying video was helpful and entertaining.  I have already placed another order for tomorrow!”
Thank you,
Jeremy K.

Available Wednesday, 9/23, through Saturday, 9/26. Each week, Chef Michael Cimarusti posts a video on our Instagram and Facebook pages, detailing how to best enjoy your “En Voyage” menu.

Reflections on 15 years of Providence

15 years have passed since we first opened our doors here at Providence. If you asked me how I feel about that milestone, the first word that springs to mind is grateful. We are grateful to a staff that has stood beside us for 15 years. Grateful to Los Angeles, that has kept us busy all these years. Grateful that the diversity of our staff has always reflected the city we call home. Grateful for the guests we now call friends, at home in Los Angeles, across the country, and around the globe.

I am grateful to our Chef de Cuisine of 8 years, Tristan Aitchison. Tristan has been at Providence for all 15 years. He met his wife, our former sous chef Amy Wolf, and together have produced the restaurant’s first grandchild, Busy.

I am grateful for Chef Sam Baxter from Connie and Ted’s, who along with Tristan, was a part of the opening team here at Providence. His talent and dedication is so important to our success.
I am grateful to Matthew De Marte, the General Manager at Connie and Ted’s, and a member of the opening team here at Providence. He faithfully upholds our values and standards everyday.

I am grateful to my partner, Donato Poto. Donato has imbued our wait staff with his talent and his pride in sharing knowledge, comfort and hospitality with our guests, without him, and the staff he leads, our work in the kitchen would fall flat. Our friendship and mutual respect for each other has only grown deeper throughout the years.

I am grateful to my partner Cristina Echiverri. Crisi is not only my partner in business, she is also my wife. Unlike Donato and me, Crisi works largely behind the scenes. She is the reason you are receiving this message and a big reason that Providence is still here 15 years into this long, strange trip. Crisi is our voice of reason, our backstop, and the most well-rounded, versatile member of our triumvirate.
On behalf of the staff I’d like to say how thankful we are to all of you who have supported us from the day we opened. Without your support Providence wouldn’t be the restaurant that it is today.
With much gratitude,

Congratulations, Chef Michael Cimarusti!


Chef Michael Cimarusti with his James Beard Award

Chef Michael Cimarusti was awarded Best Chef: West at the 2019 James Beard Awards

Michael Cimarusti Wins Best Chef West, James Beard Foundation Awards, LA Times

Plan your Private Event at Providence!

Photo by Jakob Layman - Providence

Let Providence make your party unforgettable! Our professional and award-winning staff will take care of every detail so you can sit back and enjoy the party. Providence has several private dining room options within the restaurant to suit your needs, for your luncheon or dinner party. Providence is available for exclusive buyout for larger parties. We can also bring the Providence experience to your home, place of business, or wherever you choose! Our expert staff will create an unforgettable experience with the food and service our discerning guests have come to expect.

Contact Alyssa Shepherd at (323) 460-4170 or [email protected] to plan your festive occasion.