Going to L.A. for Kimberly's birthday, and spending the afternoon at the Getty Villa.
The inner peristyle with various statuary.
A hall of the statues to the planets and muses.
This statue was beautiful, but the mosaic floor eclipsed it.
Kimberly on the steps to the outer peristlye.
The outer peristyle as viewed from one of the second-story windows.
A beautiful bronze of an eagle.
Kimberly posing next to the obligatory lion.
After a quick trip back to the hotel to shower and change, on to Providence, a seafood restaurant with two Michelin stars.
The menu for the evening, absolutely divine, and each course had a delicious wine pairing.
A first amuse-bouche course with three items: in front, a tapioca cracker with shrimp on top, on the left an uni butter tartlet, and on the right a Kobe beef tartar.
A second amuse-bouche of a scallop crudo with candied tamarind on top.
u.f.o oyster, gently warmed and served with kaluga caviar in a beurre blanc sauce.
Tai sashime with Seville orange, ogo.
Their house bread is a red fife wheat, served with fresh butter and sea salt.
Maine lobster with summer squash.
Farfalle pasta with Dungeness crab, geoduck, uni, and basil.
Black cod with poblano chile, pancetta, and black truffle. There was another main of duck breast, that we forgot to take a picture of.
Peach with a tart verbena gelato and almond.
Kimberly blowing out her birthday candle.
Chef's chocolate creation: the cube is chocolate whiskey buttercreme on the inside, a chocolate bark on top with roasted cocoa nibs, and a chocolate gelato, served with a thick sherry (Pedro Ximenez valdespino el candado).
A final truffle tray with coffee.