What’s Good This Week April 26

Events in Vancouver We’re back from our Okanagan getaway and seem to have brought the sun back with us! Perfect weather to check out indoor and outdoor events in Vancouver! The Greasy Spoon Vol 14. Featuring Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen – April 26 An evening affair that will defy your preconceptions of diner food!The…

From Farms to Forks 6

A Growing Chefs! Harvest Kitchen Party on Sunday, October 4th at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts@ Don’t miss this opportunity to support Growing Chefs all while enjoying delicious food and drinks at PICA! I love these kitchen parties and wouldn’t miss this! Hope to see you there. Tickets $200 Sunday, October 4, 2015 Pacific Institue of Culinary Arts…

Provence Marinaside Top Ten Series

CHEF TOP TEN STARTS SEP 22 10 weeks of our guests’ favourite dishes paired with a glass of wine for only $35 This offer is exclusively for our social media friends (that means you if you are reading this!). When you arrive at the restaurant let your server know that you are interested in the Chef’s Top Ten…

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…

Wines Of Languedoc at Vancouver Wine Bars

From now until November 14th, four of Vancouver’s best wine bars will feature a wide assortment of Languedoc wines by-the-glass: Brix, Siena, The Wine Bar, and Seasons In The Park. While the well-known regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy produce some stellar wines, the value in France is to be found in regions that aren’t necessarily on the radar of all wine lovers….

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…

Tasty Tomatoes Take Over Provence

It doesn’t matter whether you call them ‘tomatoes,’ ‘tomahtoes,’ ‘tomates’ or ‘pomodoro’ – everyone agrees that the tomato is the ultimate summer ingredient. Eaten fresh-picked out of hand, chopped into salsas and salads, juiced, roasted or sun-dried – there are almost as many ways to enjoy their flavourful goodness as there are heirloom varieties. From…

Clos du Soleil Wine-maker’s Dinner at Provence

Wednesday, March, 23rd 2011 at 6pm Spencer Massie co-owner of Clos du Soleil Winery will be hosting this evening with rare vintages, new releases, as well as a dessert pairing from Sperling Vineyards.  Please book early to avoid disappointment as there is a limited seating for this event. Rod Morrison – Sommelier  (Clos du Soleil…

MISSION HILL WINEMAKER DINNER FEEDS THE FOOD BANK

Over the summer, Provence Restaurants have been partnering with Mission Hill Winery to raise money for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. For each bottle of Mission Hill Wine sold at both Provence locations, Mission Hill donates $1 to the Food Bank. To date more than $1,000 has been raised. Now Mission Hill and Provence Marinaside…

News from Provence

Sitting on our seaside patio eyes toward the low-slung harvest sun, we raise our glasses in salute to our family, our friends and our city. The flash of a sun-kissed shoulder shrugged in resignation of the longer shadowed nights makes us laugh and pour more wine. We talk of sunflowers heavy with seed and the…