The Providores and Tapa Room
The Providores and Tapa Room are separate venues united by chef/owner Peter Gordon, a New Zealander pioneer of fusion cuisine. The more casual Tapa Room's name comes not from Spain but rather the Pacific Islands, specifically the Rarotongan Tapa cloth that covers one wall. While the menu at the Tapa Room changes monthly, expect inventive small dishes, such as the mushroom empanada with cauliflower puree. The upstairs Providores is a quieter, more formal affair with entrees that include Tandoori halibut and sweet and sour pork belly.