July is lobster month at Provence, and this year we’ve got an extra special menu from Chef’s Jean-Francis and Sheldon featuring one of our favourite crustaceans. The Chefs have brought back a few of the most popular dishes from previous year’s lobster menus, and created a few new dishes for this year.
BC is well known for its bountiful local seafood selection, but whether you enjoy them grilled, peeled, sautéed, or poached, seafood lovers all agree that BC Spot Prawns are to die for.
Big things are happening at Provence this month…
After more than 17 years in Yaletown, Provence Restaurants is pleased to announce our next big adventure.
Chef Jean-Francis and family have decided to pack up shop in Vancouver, and move to Fort McMurray Alberta. Over the next few months we will be working to meticulously recreate both The Wine Bar and Provence Marinaside exactly as they are here. Many of our long term staff have made the decision to follow, as this is an opportunity to really bring something exciting to this booming town.
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.
New Year’s Eve 2019 is just around the corner, and we’re ready to party. Join us for an elegant early dinner before moving on to other things, or choose to join us later, have dinner and party through the end of the year. We’ve got live music from Harris and DeBray starting at 8:30, the room and the staff will be dressed to impress, the champagne is on ice, and Chef’s Jean-Francis and Sheldon have put together a fantastic menu for the night. And of course, Chef Jean-Francis’ famous countdown to midnight is worth staying up for.
If good food isn’t enough to bring you out, how about 25% off the price of a bottle of champagne for the evening? That’s right, we’re dropping our champagne prices by 25% for the whole night, so grab a glass and toast the new year with friends, family, and bubbles. Everybody knows that after a little of the bubbly, everyone’s your best friend, so let’s get friendly.
We all know the party doesn’t stop just because the clock strikes midnight – brunch in the morning is just as important as the countdown. We’ll be opening the doors a little later than usual, but we are serving brunch on the 1st. Join us from 10:00 to 3:00 and get yourself a benedict with extra bacon. we’ve got 10 different mimosas on our menu, so why not have one (or several) and get the new year started off right? Just what the doctor ordered… ok maybe I’m not a doctor, but you can order a mimosa from me.
No reservations taken, so come on down and get your brunch on with us.
**Please note that the both the TWB and Tappy Hour menus will not be available on the 31stof December, and reservations will be taken in both Provence Marinaside and The Wine Bar – a credit card will be required to secure your reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation, we ask that you provide 48 hours notice in order to allow someone else to book. Cancelations made with less than 48 hours notice will be subject to a $50 per seat charge.**
We’ve closed the books on another amazing BC Spot Prawn season. It was great to see so many of you out to enjoy the bounty of BC’s coastal waters. If you didn’t make it out this season, mark your calendar for next May when we’ll do it all again. Until then, we’re looking forward to bringing you some amazing dishes featuring Atlantic Lobster.
Chefs Jean-Francis and Sheldon have really outdone themselves this year. Choose from a new take on the Chilled Lobster Salad that we’ve done in the past or the Basque Style Roasted Lobster which is my personal favourite on the menu for 2018. Of course, no meal is complete without something sweet to finish, so take your pick from our full dessert menu, or go with the Cassis Stewed BC Rhubarb and Crème Anglaise that’s listed on the Atlantic Lobster menu. See the full menu below, at just $67 per person for the full 3-course menu, and an optional Rosé wine pairing at $40/person (also available in petite size for just $25 per person) we’re sure to be busy, so don’t wait to book your table. The Atlantic Lobster menu is available from July 3 through July 31 for dinner.Provence Marinaside Atlantic Lobster Menu 2018
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.
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.
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.