StreetSmart

Provence and StreetSmart have had a great relationship since they first came to us with their plan to help those in the community who are in need. The concept is simple; when you dine in a StreetSmart participating restaurant, ask your server to add $1 (or more if you choose) to your bill. Every cent of that dollar is then passed to the local food bank, to purchase necessary items to help feed people in the community.

While your shopping, it’s great to purchase a few extra items to leave in the donation box. However, there are many items that either: are not considered, or simply can’t be donated in this way (such as fresh fruits and vegetables, or hygiene products). Your dollar can support the Food Bank purchase specific items needed to help. Additionally, they have a significant buying power than the average person, allowing your dollar make a bigger impact.

For your next meal out, consider visiting one of the many StreetSmart partners in the lower mainland – we recommend Provence Marinaside or The Wine Bar.

Click here to learn more about StreetSmart

Provence Mediterranean Grill closes its’ doors

On Sunday 27 November 2016, Provence Mediterranean Grill will close its doors after 19 years.

“It is with a mixture of excitement and sadness that we write you today with some news about Provence Restaurants. Recently, Raj Aujlay, a former employee, made us an offer to purchase our original restaurant, Provence Mediterranean Grill, on West 10th Avenue in Point Grey. After much soul searching, negotiating and dreaming, we decided to accept the offer.

Our youngest son recently left home for his first solo trip to Europe. The decision to let go of Provence Mediterranean Grill (affectionately called P1) feels very similar to letting Remi go off on his own.

Nineteen years ago, we opened P1’s doors and were immediately welcomed with warmth by the neighbourhood. Later, our ‘baby’ grew to include siblings Provence Marinaside and TWB – The Wine Bar in Yaletown. Over the years, we not only grew restaurants, we raised a family – both our sons (Matisse and Remi) are now young men and work in the restaurants. P1 has always been at our core so this decision was not taken lightly but we felt it was time.”

–Chef’s Alessandra & Jean-Francis Quaglia

This is not goodbye from the Quaglia family, as their journey continues at both Provence Marinaside and TWB in Yaletown. The legacy of good food served in a warm environment filled with love will continue.

Our #PrawnSpot contest winner is…

Thank you for all your #prawnspot photo submissions during our first half of Spot Prawn Festival in May.

Congratulations to our runner-up, Tracy Ho, who tagged us on her great big family and friends photo.

And of course, a big congratulations to our winner Brian Paul, who celebrated his birthday with us. Now it’s our turn to make your day with 8 pounds of Spot Prawns on us!

There’s still some time to dine with our Spot Prawns Menu, so don’t miss out!

Father’s Day

Thank you to all incredible dads that believe in us and guide us towards the bright sun. This father’s day, kick back in front of Yaletown’s waterfront views and enjoy dishes from our latest Spring Summer Dinner Menu or Daily Menus.

Eat like a king and your royal family with our delectable Plateau de Fruits de Mer. This platter of chilled seafood, including half crab, prawns, oysters, seafood salad, pink scallops and smoked salmon with four sauces is a crowd pleaser. If you’re fishing out for even more, add another tier which includes half lobster and a trio of crudo (tuna, steelhead and scallops).

Don’t forget to ask your server about our extensive Drinks Menu, which includes international beers, local drafts and ciders, an extensive range of wines by the glass and on-tap and new cocktails.

Happy Father’s Day!

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2016

We are proud to again receive an award from the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Congratulations to all of the other restaurants that work so hard throughout the year to create the wonderful wine and food culture that Vancouver offers.

Every day we strive to offer you the best dining experiences with amazing food and wine. In reaching these goals, our amazing team collaborate on all the menus created and are always open to exciting new tastes. Rachelle Goudreau, our wonderful sommelier dedicates her time to educate our staff members to the wonders of food and wine pairings, offering you the best advice. She hand picks all of our over 100 local and international wines that we offer by the glass including more than 40 on tap and some exclusive wines from local wineries that she collaborates on for you to enjoy.

Sommelier Rachelle and Chef JF were instrumental in creating TWB and overseeing the renovations in the dining room at Provence to include as much wine on tap as possible. They both love all of the advantages to this continually developing system of wine storage and delivery that offers the freshest glass of wine with the least impact on our environment. With our passion about our wine and food pairings, we offer Perfect Pairings every other Thursday, giving you a small tutorial into this wonderful side of food.

Don’t miss the next Perfect Pairings. Click here to Book Now!

#TWBwineout Winner

Congratulations Yasmin! You are the lucky winner of the #TWBwineout photo contest. We look forward to your return to enjoy your grand prize of a 5-course wine-paired dinner with your 7 friends.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the #TWBwineout photo contest, during this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival. We look forward to seeing more photos of your dining experiences with us. Make sure you follow us @provencemarinaside and tag your photos #provencemarinaside so we can find you!

A Love Story Through Food

Their love was sparked through food. Watch Chef’s Jean-Francis and Alessandra Quaglia inspirational love story that was featured on Global News below.

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