I just returned late last night from a Saturday in Providence, Rhode Island. I was lucky to eat a fabulous dinner at my very favorite Providence restaurant, Farmstead. Farmstead hosts a homegrown yet refined style of cuisine by James Beard Award nominated chef/owner Matt Jennings in a wine bar atmosphere, serving cheese plates, house charcuterie and a full bistro-style menu. One of Travel & Leisure’s “Favorite Restaurants for Unusual Couplings.” Reservations are suggested for parties of 6 or more. Farmstead is located at 188 Wayland Ave, Providence, RI; 401-274-7177; www.farmsteadinc.com.