Provenance Restaurant

University Circle, Cleveland Museum of Art

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.

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