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Select Awards & Accolades

2011

2010

  • Reviewed by Tom Sietsema in The Washington Post
    "Postcard from Tom: In Providence, look for restaurants run by couples"
  • Reviewed by Gail Ciampa in The Providence Journal
    "Rhode Island's Best? Fresh, local ingredients with a creative touch"
  • Persimmon Provisions, a chef-owned, artisan butcher shop, opens in Barrington, RI, from The Providence Journal
  • Persimmon's house-made Agnolotti named one of the Best Dishes of 2010, by Rhode Island Monthly restaurant critic Karen Deutsch
  • "Best Restaurant, East Bay" from Rhode Island Monthly (readers' poll)
  • Chef Champe Speidel honored by Johnson & Wales University as the school's 159th Distinguished Visiting Chef
  • Received 2010 Edible Rhody Chef/Restaurant Local Hero Award

2009

  • "Best Restaurant in Rhode Island" Rhode Island Monthly (readers' poll).
  • "Best Anniversary Celebration" from Yankee Magazine (Best of New England)
  • "Best of New England" from Boston Magazine's New England Travel

2008

  • Featured in Food & Wine's "Local Flavors" article [August], which paired recipes for August's most prolific vegetables with a local resources guide
  • "Best Chicken" from Rhode Island Monthly (editors' pick)
  • "Best Special Occasion Restaurant, East Bay" from Rhode Island Monthly (readers' poll)
  • "Best of New England" from Boston Magazine's New England Travel

2007

  • “Best Hidden Gem” from Boston Magazine’s New England Travel and Life
  • “Best Entree” from Rhode Island Monthly
  •   Chef Champe Speidel profiled in Edible Rhody

2006

  • “Best Restaurant Dishes of 2006” from Food & Wine magazine
  • “Best Food as Art” recognition from The Providence Phoenix
  • “Best Seasonal Menu” from Rhode Island Monthly
  •  Featured in Food Arts magazine

2005

  • Awarded four stars (out of a possible four) from Rhode Island Monthly
  • “Best New Restaurant, East Bay” from Rhode Island Monthly
  • Editor’s Choice from Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England
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