I am so enamored by this unique concept. A charming little building, housing themed museum and retail experience. The theme switches up every 8-10 weeks … so you would want to keep coming back to check out whats new. Oh! and get this…… a cute little cafe situated right in the heart of this experience. One that mirrors the current theme in its menu.
The Perfect Provenance in Greenwich CT.
Once you step inside – you are bound to get an immersive experience. You will see beautiful artwork and fabulous displays that tell a story. And if you wish to hold on to a memory of it all (before the theme changes) – feel free to browse and shop the many beautifully curated items from all over the world. These items range from giftware to tableware to postcards to books to art to clothes to accessories… all curated by owner Lisa Lori. The Perfect Provenance launched a couple of months ago with “We’ll Always Have Paris” theme. Now they are on to “Rock & Roll”.
As you explore the displays and your senses get totally stimulated and your memories get tantalized, take in a deep breath and smell the fabulous aromas emanating from the cafe’s kitchen. Behold Cafe 47! At the helm of this adorable little cafe is the one and only Arik Bensimon. The rock star chef we all know from Napa & Co in Stamford, the Spread in South Norwalk and Le Farm in Westport. Remember Arik? 🙂
Arik went off the grid about a year ago when Le Farm closed. But I was following him closely on Instagram where I discovered his flawless artistry at woodworking. Hey! chefs are artists too… so why not?! Arik is so good at his woodworking skills that some of his masterpieces are used as decor at Cafe 47 and some of his hand made wooden bowls will be available for purchase at Perfect Provenance very soon.
Arik lets his inspiration guide him when creating the daily menu – so there is not much point in talking about each dish specifically. But one thing is for sure . you will get the same calibre of food that made all of you Fairfield county foodies fall in love with him in the first place. Sure enough, everything I had there was well-executed, beautiful to look at and simply delicious.
Cafe 47 offers lunch and wonderful tea menu. On Thursday and Friday evenings the cafe is also open for dinner. The restaurant is BYOB and the corkage fee is $10. The small space seats just about 12 people – so reservations are highly recommended.
Perfect Provenance, Greenwich CT | http://www.theperfectprovenance.com/