Chef Mamie Suzanne Quaglia
Once again, Chef Jean-Francis looks to his past to celebrate his homeland and our namesake Provence. For inspiration, he draws from his mother Mamie Suzanne, and one of her old cookbooks La Table en Provence published in 1946. Long out of Print, the book is brittle, and held together by string and the dreams of a young Frenchman with a future in Canada.
The first course on our Provençal journey is a choice of Choux-Fleurs Brocolis au Gratin (broccoli and cauliflower gratin baked with gruyere cheese, anchovies, velouté and bread crumbs) or the locally famous Soupe aux Moules de Mamie Suzanne (Mamie Suzanne’s Mussel Soup with tomato, saffron, extra virgin olive oil).
Continuing on our journey through the French country side, we have another choice to make. Do we head north with Paupiettes de Bœuf à la Provençale (beef paupiettes Provençal stuffed with lardons, garlic and parsley and served with sautéed rainbow carrots and panisse) or stick to the mediterranean with Poulpe en Daube Grillé (stewed grilled octopus marinated with thyme and garlic, served with sautéed zucchini and jasmine rice)? Whatever your decision, you’re sure to be pleased.
And of course, we can’t forget dessert, take your pick from our regular dessert menu.
A journey through the French countryside, or a Provençal inspired menu wouldn’t be complete without some wine, so please be sure to try our Provençal wine pairing as a perfect complement to your dinner.
This three course menu is priced at $58 per person, with individual dishes available a’la carte if you don’t wish to have the full menu. The optional Provençal wine pairing created by Wine Director Joshua Carlson is priced at $32 per person.