3 Reasons to Travel with Michael Cimarusti
Think of Los Angeles seafood and one name comes to mind: chef Michael Cimarusti. He's credited with taking the Los Angeles fine-dining scene to another level when he opened his modern American seafood restaurant, Providence, in 2005. His creativity and dedication to craft have earned him a James Beard award in 2019, two highly coveted Michelin stars, the #1 spot on Jonathan Gold’s “101 Best Restaurants” list and a Gourmet magazine Top 50 Restaurants in the US nod. Best of all he's personable, passionate and he loves Japan.
Passion for Seafood
“Seafood has inspired me in a personal way from the very start,” says Michael. “It is my duty to support its conservation and best practices, and it’s my privilege to showcase it on a nightly basis.”
Passion for Japan
Michael first visited Japan on a culinary fellowship, going deep into seafood with Michelin-starred Kyoto chef Yoshihiro Murata. Since then, Michael’s only become more inspired by Japanese culture and cuisine.
Focus on Tradition
A native of New Jersey, Michael grew up fishing with his grandfather and eating his grandmother’s Old World Italian dishes. His interest and appreciation for tradition, heritage and respect for food has grown into a storied cooking career.