Lobster Fest Returns to Provence in July

 

Whether you prefer them steamed, grilled, boiled or sautéed, everyone can agree they love the sumptuous flavour of fresh lobster from Atlantic Canada. From July 4 to 31, Provence  Marinaside offers you the opportunity to enjoy Canadian lobster prepared with French flair at its annual Lobster Festival. Executive Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff collaborated to create a three-course menu value-priced at $62 with optional wine pairings by Wine Director Joshua Carlson for an additional $26 (or petit pours for $16).

 

Dinner starts with your choice of appetizer – choose either the Lobster Salad (pea puree, fresh peas, snow pea sprouts, champagne and honey vinaigrette, lobster oil) paired with a celebratory glass of Cleto Chiarli e Figli Lambrusco di Sorbara, or Baked Lobster Thermidor (creamy dijon, shallot and mushroom sauce with emmenthal cheese) paired with Chandon Blanc de Noirs.

 

Mains offer a dazzling three choices – two of which involve a whole lobster.

• Traditional Whole Atlantic Lobster – your choice of steamed, grilled or sautéed Provençal style (seasonal vegetables, seven grain rice), optional wine pairing Reichsrat von Buhl Spatburgunder Rosé Trocken

• Whole Lobster Gratin (smoked tomato, corn, wilted spinach, forbidden rice), optional wine pairing: Angels & Cowboys Rosé

• Coast to Coast with Grilled Sockeye Salmon with Butter-Poached Lobster (gem tomatoes, bell peppers, saffron risotto), optional wine pairing: Sea Star Blanc de Noir Rosé

Dinner ends on a sweet note with BC Strawberry and Rhubarb Shortcake accompanied by Basil Agave Chantilly Cream. Wine Director Carlson suggests Paradise Ranch Merlot Icewine as the perfect pairing to complement.

 

For those with smaller appetites, all menu items are also available à la carte.

 

Reservations are always a good idea so you won’t have to claw your way past all the other lobster fans clamouring to take advantage of this once-a-year lobster extravaganza.

 

Feature image: by Emrys Horton, EPH Photography

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