Inside the Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Mariann writes (9/14)
Unexpectedly had the opportunity to visit the museum this Labor Day weekend and with no reservation for dinner found that their was room for a party of two at Provenance:) Inquiries to the kitchen offered many options that could be modified in the kitchen. This is not my favorite way to dine but I figured I would check it out and be appreciative of the opportunity to relax and have my meal prepared. I chose to have a soup over salad – it is so rare to have the option – going with Chilled Cucumber with Thai Chili and Creme Fraiche; super good! Pureed cucumber with just the right bite of spice and the cool creaminess of the Creme Fraiche. For my entree I had the Lamb dish with the lamb cooked to perfection, still, I was disappointed in the side dish which was supposed to be polenta but was really just corn grits – and not really good corn grits either. One of the problems with modifications is that ingredients are subbed or completely removed with nothing added to build on the flavors. Always a good question to ask – the Risotto dish looked appealing and most likely would have had the depth of flavor I was seeking. I would recommend Provenance next time you are visiting the museum but make specific inquiries on the components of the plate.