Wordless Wednesday ~ Date Night at The Dorrance

Ok, so not exactly wordless!  My husband & I enjoyed a delicious 8 course tasting with wine paired at The Dorrance on Saturday night!  The food was wonderful, the wine was great & beautifully paired, the service was spectacular & the ambiance perfect!  The Dorrance is a restaurant in downtown Providence that is in an old Federal Reserve building, it still has the original board room which is set for private dinning & the original vault which could also be used for private dining.  I said 8 courses, but there was also 3 “snacks” & 1 palette cleanser before we even started with the actual courses.  It was a good amount of food, but small portions so you didn’t feel stuffed at the end.  Here is our night in pictures….

Main dinning room & our personalized tasting menu...

Main dinning room & our personalized tasting menu…

1st snack was a ham & cheese stuffed pretzel roll, which was before I decided to photograph dinner…

Crab cakes...

Crab cakes…

Mushroom custard, with celery leaf...

Mushroom custard, with celery leaf…

Cranberry, Apple Cider soda palette cleanser...

Cranberry, Apple Cider soda palette cleanser…

Marinated Mackerel Crudite...

Marinated Mackerel Crudite…

Somehow I forgot to phohotgraph the 2nd course which was Steamed Tokyo Turnips, sunflower seeds, persimmon, cured egg, turnip leaf & pine nut puree.

Scallop, Bok Choy, Squash, Wheatberry...

Scallop, Bok Choy, Squash, Wheatberry…

Celery root, toasted seeds, bone marrow, whey & Parmiggiano Broth...

Celery root, toasted seeds, bone marrow, whey & Parmiggiano Broth…

Striped Bass, Maitake Mushroom, Grilled Chicory, Sesame Tofu, Onion Dashi...

Striped Bass, Maitake Mushroom, Grilled Chicory, Sesame Tofu, Onion Dashi…

Roasted Carrot, Jonah Crab, Sesame, XO...

Roasted Carrot, Jonah Crab, Sesame, XO…

Sorbet palette cleanser...

Sorbet palette cleanser…

Beef, Kohlrabi, Green Tomato, Mustard, Garlic-Miso Puree...

Beef, Kohlrabi, Green Tomato, Mustard, Garlic-Miso Puree…

2 desserts~Mexican Spiced Chocolate Ganache, Coffee, Chocolate Sorbet, Cinnamon Sugar Donut &…

WInter Citrus, Coconut Cake, White Chocolate, Laurel, SWeet Ricotta...

Winter Citrus, Coconut Cake, White Chocolate, Laurel, SWeet Ricotta…

We sat in the original board room for private dining...

We sat in the original board room for private dining…

Cookies, chocolate & toasted homemade marshmallows came with the bill...

Cookies, chocolate & toasted homemade marshmallows came with the bill…

Original vault...

Original vault…

I would certainly recommend The Dorrance, for drinks, a night out or for a special occasion!  They have a regular menu along with a 4, 6, or 8 course chefs tasting which you can have with or without wine pairing.  The Dorrance also has a private 2nd floor space for functions.  We dined in the board room area which is private with windows into the dinning room, we love when a restaurant has this option.  Private dinning is a great way to make a date night or any night out extra special & at most places there isn’t an extra cost.  Always something to look into…

 

As a note, I surprised my husband with a night out.  These are just my pictures & opinions.  The Dorrance doesn’t even know I’m doing this.  I just wanted to share our great night & wonderful experience!

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Wow- that looks like an amazing night!! I’m salivating over here. I’ve heard such great things about the Dorrance. I totally wanna go! I love that you surprised your husband with it- so sweet. :)

    • says

      Haha! I’ve had marrow before & didn’t like it…I think it was just added to the sauce. You should check it out, it was a great night out! BOOM! ;) We’ve been to Bacarro & really enjoyed it. I’ve never been to Sienna…

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