The heirloom tomato has come a long way from its humble beginnings in European culture when the British thought it was a beautiful but poisonous plant, to today where we celebrate it as a staple of the kitchen. At Provence, we choose to honour the tomato during the month of August by creating a prix fixe menu using as many varieties and preparation methods as we can to thrill your taste buds for only $56 with an optional wine pairing ($25) created by Wine Director Joshua Carlson in collaboration with Chef’s Jean-Francis Quaglia and Sheldon Maloff.
Our menu begins with your choice of an Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with grilled artichoke confit and Nostralla cheese, a Tomato and Nectarine Salad with whole grilled Argentinian prawns, red onion, fresh basil and a sherry vinaigrette, or the Provence classic Alessandra’s Tomato Tarte Provençal with Dijon mustard, Nicoise olives, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil. You can’t go wrong with any of these fresh and delicious dishes to start your meal.
Once you’ve whet your appetite, it’s time to move on to one of the three entrées. Choose from Garlic Rubbed Lamb Sirloin with a sunflower sprout and tomato salad, Tomato Risotto with Wild Mexican Prawns and Hokkaido Scallops, or Grilled Halibut with Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette.
Of course, no meal would be complete without a little something sweet to finish, so take your pick from our dessert menu and sit back and enjoy the last of the summer sunshine that brings us the sweet acidic beauty that is the tomato.
View the full menu and make your reservation’s now for this great experience.