1968 Alessandra, born Mar 3, Toronto, Canada
1968 Jean-Francis, born Mar 6, Marseille, France
1990 “Instant Attraction” J-F. We first met at Hotel Negresco, Nice, France, where we were trained under world renowned Chef Dominique Le Stanc
1991 We worked at Le Patalain with top Chef Suzanne, maman to JF
1992 “The language of Love is Universal”JF We returned to Toronto and exchanged our vows
1995 We started our family, as we welcomed Matisse into the world
1997 Matisse was introduced to his new baby brother, Remi
1997 With Dad Nicholas & partner Dorothy, we opened Provence Mediterranean Grill in Point Grey
2001 Provence Mediterranean grew quickly, so we decided to expand.
2001 “This is it” We stood across from what is now Provence Marinaside and knew “This is going to be incredible”
2007 We launched our cookbook with dedication to Dominique Le Stanc with a big party at Provence Marinaside serving his delectable specialities.
2010 Virginia Green ran the Olympic torch to Provence Marinaside, where we too were running our own race for more supplies.
2011 With our loyal customers and staff, we hosted a big party to celebrat Provence’s 10th Anniversary
2012 We opened The Wine Bar next door to share our love for entertaining family and friends through wine and tapas
2014 “A true cuisine doesn’t not exist without tradition, but neither can it exist without being open to innovation” The decision was made to refresh and update Provence’s look to reflect our contemporary and vibrant lifestyle
2015 Renovations took place and now we’re here to celebrate and continue sharing brilliant food paired with an extensive range of wine by the glass
2020 Despite a global pandemic, Provence Marinaside under the guidance of Chef Jean-Francis not only survived, but thrived.
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I love to see the restaurant busy and at it’s full potential. I love to cook during the rush of a busy service. I love all the amazing regular customer who have been great support to Provence and also my dedicated staff who makes this restaurant great and deserving of it’s success.
I love the fact that you can learn something new almost every day about food and or wine. I don’t know what the future holds but I do know I will be chef for life.
our dining room, patio and bar
A refreshed masterpiece in collaboration with Trine Hendriksen “When re-imagining Provence, I wanted to evoke the refined elegance and charm of restaurants you come across in Europe.” The new feature wine wall will add a sense of drama and focus to the room; and with False Creek and the seawall walk across the street, it was an easy decision to open up the window wall to the fresh air, welcoming guests to stay to drink in the view. The whole effect is airy, bright – sophisticated but natural.