Upcoming Events

Tis’ the season for Christmas, gifts and parties

There’s only 14 days left before Christmas. Have you finished your shopping yet? I have! If I’m being honest, it wasn’t that hard, I gave everyone gift certificates for Provence and The Wine Bar with the New World Provence cookbook. You can find gift certificates on our website or come into the restaurant. If you purchase a gift certificate of $60 more during the month of December at the restaurant, we’ll give you a complimentary glass of prosecco at the bar*.

Are you still looking for a place to book your office holiday party?
We still have some space left for party bookings. Call us on 604.681.4144 and speak with Lisa Baldwin or Emrys Horton to find out what they can do for you.

Please make a note of the following changes to our hours for the holidays.

holiday hours 2017

*Must be of legal drinking age – ID may be required.
Limit of one complimentary glass of prosecco per day.

New Year’s Eve Special

Whether you’re starting your evening with dinner before heading out to a party, or looking for a place to ring in the new year, we welcome you to Provence. With the dining room all dressed up in white, and the chef’s selected favourites and new creations on the menu, there’s no better place to be on December 31st this year.

While you’re in the celebratory mood, why not have a glass (or bottle) of champagne?

With one of the most extensive champagne and sparkling lists in the city, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love. We know that a wine list like ours can be daunting, so we have two newly appointed floor sommeliers (Gabriel and Benoit) here to help you make the perfect wine selection. So, if you’re not sure which sparkling wine will pair best with that Beef Tenderloin and Lobster that you’ve been eying, just ask.

Please note that the TWB menu will not be available. Reservations will be taken in both Provence Marinaside and The Wine Bar.

View New Year’s Eve menu here

With the new year just around the corner, why wait, make your reservation now.

Whether you’re feeling a little under the weather or excited for the new year, we have you covered. Start the new year right with brunch from 10am to 3pm on January 1st. We have nine mimosa’s and six caesars (or bloody mary’s if you prefer) on our menu. Nothing sets the world right like a benedict and a cocktail. No reservations taken, so come on down and get your brunch on.

live jazz dec 2017

Live Jazz with Hip Pocket Trio

Music, food, and wine… three of the greatest pleasures that anyone can partake in. Join us every Wednesday in December from 6pm to 9pm to experience all three. Hip Pocket is back again playing with style and grace. If music can’t warm your soul, our incredible food and beverage team surely will raise your spirits.

Make your reservation now before it’s too late.

Wednesday, December 6
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Diane Lines
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Diane Linesk: keyboards & vocals

Wednesday, December 13
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Nick Peck
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Nick Peck: keyboards

Wednesday, December 20
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Diane Lines
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Diane Linesk: keyboards & vocals

Wednesday, December 27
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Tilden Webb
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Diane Linesk: keyboards & vocals

December Line-ups 6, 13, 20 and 27
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No cover charge. Reservations recommended.

*Band line up subject to change*

Live Jazz with Hip Pocket Trio

The rain is here, the leaves have begun to fall, and the dark days are upon us – winter is coming. At Provence Marinaside, we think that music is the perfect way to brighten the dark days and warm the cold nights. Join us as Adam Rohrlick and Hip Pocket Trio play a mix of contemporary instrumentals, jazz, and blues Wednesday nights through November. Hip Pocket will be play November 1, 8, 15, and 29 while Van Django will fill in on November 22. Van Django are a local acoustic string ensemble playing jazz rooted in the gypsy style of 1930’s Paris.

Good food, great wine, and live music with friends and family is always a winning combination in our books. Reserve now, as space is limited and fills quickly.

Wednesday, November 1
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Nick Peck
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Nick Peck: keyboards

Wednesday, November 8
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Diane Lines
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Diane Lines: keyboards & vocals

Wednesday, November 15
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Kristian Alexandrov
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Kristian Alexandrov: keyboards

Wednesday, November 22
Hip Pocket presents Van Django
Cameron Wilson: violin
Budge Schachte: guitar
Finn Manniche: guitar
Brent Gubbels: bass

Wednesday, November 29
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Jason de Couto
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Jason de Couto: keyboards

Next Line-ups November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
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No cover charge. Reservations recommended.

*Band line up subject to change*

BOO! Did I scare you?

Yeah, ok, I guess that joke doesn’t work well in writing… Let me start over.
Halloween is back!

For the third year we’re throwing a little Halloween shindig in The Wine Bar, from 3:00pm to late. We’ll have spooky decorations, and since the 31st falls on a Tuesday this year, we’ll be offering our Tappy Hour drinks all night long. If discounted wine and beer isn’t enough to bring you out, then come for the treats! Chef JF will be dressed up and giving away treats for the most impressive costumes. So, whether you’re looking for a place to have a drink and unwind after that lame office party that Betty in accounting threw; or just starting before heading out to the main event; put on your finest costume and head out to TWB, the place to be on Halloween night this year.

Live Jazz with Hip Pocket Trio

This October let us entertain you with live jazz by Hip Pocket Trio and special guest appearances by Diane Lines. Reserve your seats for Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9pm, escape into the music and selection of dishes from our dinner menu.

This month on October 4th and 25th, Hip Pocket Trio will perform with special guest Diane Lines. She is a pianist, vocalist, arranger, composer and musical director who has performed with Michael Buble, Jim Byrnes, Jane Mortifee, Bria Skonberg and Michael Kasehammer among others. She is currently the director and arranger for the Pacific Arts Lodge’s PALS Chorus choir, and will be inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in November.

Wednesday, October 4th & 25th
Hip Pocket Trio with special guest Diane Lines
Adam Rohrlick: electric guitar & tenor saxophone
Brent Gubbels: acoustic bass
Diane Lines: keyboards & vocals

Next Line-ups October 11th, 18th and 25th
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No cover charge. Reservations recommended.

Taste of Yaletown 2017

October 11, 2017 marks the beginning of the 13th annual Taste of Yaletown festival, and we’re pleased to be participating for the 13th time this year. Taste of Yaletown offers you a chance to have a three course dinner at Provence for the great price of $45. Chef’s Jean-Francis and Sheldon have created a tasting plate featuring duck rillettes, a tomato and bocconcini salad, and house smoked ruby red trout to get you started.

Follow that with one of three main courses. Daube de Beouf, a favourite of Chef Jean-Francis that he remembers from the kitchens of his mother’s restaurant when he was just a young man with a dream of having his own restaurant.

Or, if you’d prefer something more west coast try the Boulliabaise, a traditional dish from the south of France. Chef Jean-Francis has spent the better part of his career refining and perfecting his recipe, so don’t miss out. Chef Sheldon, always a fan of fresh seafood, has prepared a seared steelhead with piquillo pepper quinoa cakes, sautéed spinach and a house smoked tomato butter for those who would like something a little lighter.

View Menu Here

Be sure to make your reservation soon, as seats will fill quickly.

Scotiabank Passions 2017

Join us for the Scotiabank Passions 2017 Gala, on Wednesday September 27th at Performance Works on Granville Island. Come and support the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation in raising funds for their research program to help change the world of HIV and AIDS care.

Named the ‘Best Small Gala’ in Vancouver, this culinary event brings together award-winning chefs and bartenders to support Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. Enjoy culinary creations by Vancouver’s top restaurants, including some of our canapés, while you sip on New Zealand red and white wines and bid on fantastic auction items.

Both Chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra Quaglia have supported Passions since the beginning, 12 years ago. Today, Provence continues to support the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation and we hope you will join us too.

Scotiabank Passions 2017; A Benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
WHERE:Performance Works on Granville Island, Vancouver
WHEN: September 27th 2017, from 6.30pm (VIP Reception 5.30pm)
TICKETS: from $225

 

Chef’s Top Ten 2017 Menu

Do you ever find yourself sitting in a restaurant looking at the menu, thinking “I always order the same thing, I should try something new.” And then you end up ordering your favourite dish, like you have a thousand times before? I do it, and it’s not a bad thing. Research (and I use the term research loosely) suggests that this behavior is quite common, with most people going to the same restaurant over and over, ordering the same thing. For 10 weeks this fall, you can and you should visit us regularly at Provence Marinaside because the Chef’s Top Ten is back, and you don’t want to miss out.

We’re giving some of our up-and-coming chefs and cooks a chance to flex their culinary muscles by creating an appetizer to compliment the weekly star of the show. See below the complete schedule of entrées and their accompanying appetizer. Click on each week for more information.

Week 1: September 18 – September 24
Appetizer: Granny Smith Apple and Crab Roulade
Entrée: Seared Lois Lake Steelhead

Week 2: September 25 – October 1
Appetizer: Kampachi Escabeche
Entrée: Olive Oil Poached Local Albacore Tuna

Week 3: October 2 – October 8
Appetizer: Smoked Steelhead Rillettes
Entrée: Grilled Pacific Halibut 

Week 4: October 9 – October 15
Appetizer: Mediterannean Vegetable and Bacon Terrine
Entrée: Sautéed Wild Prawns Provençal 

Week 5: October 16 – October 22
Appetizer: Rabbit Vol-au-vent
Entrée: Seafood Linguine

Week 6: October 23 – October 29
Appetizer: Pumpkin Soup
Entrée: Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Prawns 

Week 7: October 30 – November 5
Appetizer: Soft Poached Egg with Red Onion Soubise
Entrée: Bouillabaisse 

Week 8: November 6 – November 12
Appetizer: Fingerling Potato Crisps
Entrée: Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb 

Week 9: November 13 – November 19
Appetizer: Pulled Pork Stuffed Eggplant Roll
Entrée: AAA Canadian Beef Filet 

 Week 10: November 20 – November 26
Appetizer: Potato and Bacon Stacks
Entrée: Whole Mediterranean Fish

Jazz Notes This September

This September Adam Rohrlick and Hip Pocket Quartet will continue to play a great mix of smooth Jazz, blues, and contemporary instrumentals from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Swing on in and enjoy live music and great food on the following Wednesday’s:
September
6th
20th and 27th.