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

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2017

Get ready for Dine Out Vancouver, Vancouver’s largest food and drink festival! Join us at Provence Marinaside January 20th to February 5th. Enjoy our amazing 3-course dinner menu ($40) created by Chef Jean-Francis. Select one of three tantalizing appetizers and your choice of five of our favourite entrées followed by dessert from our menu. Our menu is perfectly matched with a stellar BC wine pairing ($25) selected by Wine Director Josh Carlson.

Click here to view the lunch menu

Click here to view the dinner menu

We Need Your Vote!

Do you enjoy our food, wine, service and patio with waterfront views at Provence Marinaside? The Westender is conducting the 2016 Best of the City Dining Awards poll to find the public’s favourite places to eat and drink in Vancouver. Don’t be shy. Vote for us by September 30 and you’ll be entered in to the draw to win a weekend for two in Whistler.

We would love to be on the list, so we need your vote!

From Farm to Forks 7

The 7th annual From Farm to Forks held by Growing Chefs! on Sunday October 2nd, is a culinary event featuring more than 15 of Vancouver’s most prominent Chefs and Mixologists collaborating with BC’s best growers and producers to offer local wine and beer pairings, cocktails and tastings.

Chef Sheldon joined Growing Chefs!, after he graduated from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in 2001. Since joining Growing Chefs!, Sheldon has worked with elementary school children to help them learn the importance of healthy and sustainable food practices. Through Growing Chefs!, children learn about growing their own vegetables and cooking their own food.

Please join Chef Sheldon at From Farm to Forks and try his Panisse with a basil goat cheese stuffed gem tomato as well as dishes from other local chefs. This is an excellent opportunity to sample food from some of the best chefs in Vancouver while supporting and encouraging kids to eat healthy and respect the environment.

From Farm to Forks 7

Vancouver’s Growing Chefs! Culinary Tastings
WHEN: Sunday 2 October 2016, 5.30-9.30pm
WHERE: Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts  (1505 West 2nd Ave)
TICKETS: from $200

Chef Meets BC Grape

The 12th Annual Chef Meets BC Grape is the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver. This fundraising event held on Thursday September 15th, features more than 90 BC wineries pouring over 350 award-winning Wines of BC. With a multitude of restaurants pairing sweet and savoury dishes to show off the best of our region’s produce, this promises to be an exciting event that you won’t want to miss.

Join Chef Sheldon and Sommelier Rachelle and enjoy Peach Water Seared Scallops with Lemon-thyme Salt and Crispy Prosciutto perfectly matched with Misconduct Viognier/Chardonnay.

Chefs Meet BC Grape

Vancouver’s Largest BC VQA Wine Tasting
WHEN: Thursday 15 September 2016, 7-9.30pm
WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place, Ballrooms A, B & C), Vancouver
TICKETS: from $70


Join us at Roundhouse Community Centre on September 7th for Passions, a gala event sponsored by Scotiabank. 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.

Enjoy culinary creations by Vancouver’s top restaurants, including some of our canapés (Slow Cooked Humbolt Squid and Mediterranean Tapenade with Radish Micro Greens) while you sip on New Zealand wines and bid on fantastic auction items.

Both Chefs Jean-Francis and Alessandra Quaglia have supported Passions since the beginning, 11 years ago. Today, Provence continues to support the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation and we hope you will join us too.


A Benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
WHERE: Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews), Vancouver
WHEN: 7 September 2016, from 6.30pm (Sparkling Reception 5.30pm)
TICKETS: from $225

Dining Out For Life

“Make a difference, one bite at a time!” on Thursday 10 March 2016, as we are participating in Dining Out For Life. We will contribute 25% of proceeds from your dinner bill to support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home with registered not-for-profits Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful. All proceeds directly benefit the programs and services they provide free-of-charge, including:

  • Over 110,000 meals per year delivered to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver and surrounding regions
  • Nutritional counselling and meal planning
  • 60+ support therapies ranging from therapeutic massage to naturopathy, music therapy to yoga
  • End-of-life care to people in their own homes

Join us and together we will “make a difference, one bite at a time!”