Easter Around Vancouver

What’s Up for Easter Around Vancouver?? We’re staying in town this weekend and I think the theme will be more spring cleaning than bunny hopping, but we’ll likely at least get a brunch in and Tess, Michael and I will be boozing it up on Saturday night at BC Distilled. I mean tasting and evaluation some local…

What’s Good – Restaurant Options for Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2016 runs from January 15 to 31. Dine Out Vancouver is upon us again and how I wish I could dine out every night and work my way through all the stellar menus. I’ve sussed a few out that look more than worthy of your dining dollar. May see you at…

Provence Does Tomatoes

All this month Provence Restaurants – Provence Mediterranean Grill (P1) in Point Grey and Provence Marinaside (P2) in Yaletown celebrate all things tomato with its Fifth Annual Tomato Festival– featuring special three-course prix fixe menus. Mediterranean Grill’s offers a prix fixe menu for $45 while over at Marinaside, they are offering a multiple-choice three-course menu for $48…

Get Your Prawn On at Provence Marinaside

We can’t seem to get enough BC Spot Prawns this year, perhaps because price issues have made them even more precious. However we’d rather eat less than none at all so we are allocating our food dollars accordingly and making room in our schedules for this tasty menu from Provence Marinaside. Chef’s BC Spot Prawn…

Best of BC wines at Provence Marinaside

Support the Arts Club Theatre Company on May 22, 2014 at the BEST OF BC WINEMAKERS DINNER. Taste incredible wines along with excellent local ingredients on this special night at Provence Marinaside. EVENT INFORMATION: Best of BC Winemakers Dinner Thursday, May 22, 6–9 PM Provence Marinaside (1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver) Tickets: $175 (with a $100 tax receipt) To purchase:…

Spot Prawns at Provence

And so it begins, the announcements of the Spot Prawn’s arrival in Vancouver! And why the heck do we care so much about these beauties? Along with being tasty, the prawns symbolize British Columbia’s movement (guided by Chef Robert Clark I might add) to keep our local bounty at home. While previously we sent these…

Cuba Hits Vancouver

If salsa moves you you’ll want to take note that Cuban musician Gerardo Contino along with his troup Los Habaneros are spicing it up in Vancouver on April 3 and 4. Gerardo Contino, nicknamed ‘El Abogado de la Salsa,’ sings ‘timba’ – a style based on Cuban music along with salsa, American funk/R&B, and Afro-Cuban folkloric music.  The…

Provence Celebrates Tomatoes

AT FOURTH ANNUAL TOMATO FESTIVAL Moneymaker, Copia, Red Fig, Black Sea Man, Green Zebra – while they may have odd names there is nothing that beats the rich, sunshine-infused flavour of heirloom tomatoes. Provence Chef/Proprietors Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia are passionate tomato lovers, “Heirlooms have such intense flavour, there isn’t any ingredient that says ‘summer’…

Something’s Fishy at Provence

We’ve all experienced the silly fun that takes place every April 1st – ‘Fool’s Day. However, do you know that the tradition probably started in France where it is called Poisson d’Avril? ‘Poisson d’Avril?’  Doesn’t that translate as ‘April’s fish?’  Like a Dadaist film, Poisson d’Avril doesn’t quite make sense. However it does make for…

Provence Marinaside to open Wine Bar

TAP INTO GOOD TIMES AT THE WINE BAR There’s a new ‘baby’ in the Provence Restaurant family. Starting at the end of October, construction begins on a new space at Provence Marinaside – The Wine Bar. A separate casual dining space; The Wine Bar takes over the space that formerly included Marinaside’s entrance foyer, antipasti case…