After months of hearing nothing but rave reviews about Provision, I just had to check this place out! Luckily, Christmas Eve was the perfect time to try this fairly new Indy restaurant.
The Christmas Eve menu was the same as the regular menu, which was great — I’ve been disappointed in the past by other restaurants having a fixed menu for the holidays that’s totally different from their regular menu. To get this meal started off, I ordered the bread basket for the table, which included a sliced baguette, pretzel bread and a house bread along with cultured butter and dipping oil. I’d have been happy with just the pretzel bread and butter! We ordered two baskets before the meal was over.
Next came the salads. I ordered the Grow salad, which came out in a substantial portion — with the addition of chicken or salmon, this salad could have easily been a meal on its own. It included yams, onions, sunflower seeds, pleasant ridge reserve cheese, sweety drop peppers and fried shallots with a Dijon-sherry sunflower dressing. The rest of the table ordered the Wedge salad and the Caesar salad.
For the main course, I ordered the sea bass which came served on a bed of kimchi and mushrooms with a side of cold soba topped with red onions. I enjoyed the sea bass but also had a little food envy when a server passed by with the burger, which was my second choice for a main dish. The rest of the table ordered the ribeye with lobster tail, which came in a large portion that was suitable for sharing.
For dessert, I enjoyed a cappuccino along with the server-recommended sugar cream pie that came served with Turkish coffee ice cream, whipped cream, and an orange slice. It was an excellent choice, but appeared to be a menu staple that would be available anytime – if I came back, I’d try a different dessert that has more limited availability.
I enjoyed my experience at Provision! Our server, Jeff, was just the right amount of attentive and with several more menu items I’d like to try, am already looking forward to a second visit.