Lobster Fest Returns to Provence


Whether you prefer them steamed, grilled, boiled or sautéed, everyone can agree they love the sumptuous flavour of fresh Atlantic lobster. For the month of July, Yaletown’s Provence  Marinaside offers you the opportunity to enjoy Atlantic lobster prepared in a number of ways with its annual Lobster Fest Menu value-priced at $56 for three courses with optional wine pairing selected from B.C.’s best boutique wineries by sommelier Rachelle Goudreau (an additional $22).


For appetizer, diners have a choice of Lobster Salad (heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, champagne vinaigrette) paired with a celebratory glass of Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut, or Lobster and Smoked Tomato Gratin (fresh corn, basil crust) with suggested pairing Synchromesh Riesling, or Lobster Bisque with chive Chantilly Cream (suggested pairing: Kettle Valley Pinot Gris).


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Chef Jean Francis Emrys Horton Photography


Mains offer a dazzling choice including traditional Lobster Thermidor (creamy dijon and mushroom sauce, with saffron pearl couscous, spinach and roasted roma tomato) paired with Covert Farms Rosé or perhaps you’d prefer Lois Lake Steelhead Trout and Lobster (summer pea risotto, creamy yellow tomato coulis) paired with Le Vieux Pin Rosé , or, for those who prefer the simple, sybaritic pleasure of digging into a Whole Lobster, Provence offers a choice of three preparations – grilled, steamed or sautéed Provençal-style. All come accompanied with seasonal vegetables and seven grain rice. For this dish sommelier Goudreau suggests Moon Curser’s multi award-winning Arneis.


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Lobster Provencal Emrys Horton Photography


Dessert is Blueberry Shortcake created by Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff and featuring locally-grown BC Blueberries with whipped cream. The suggested wine pairing is Paradise Ranch Late Harvest Merlot.  It doesn’t get any more summery than this!


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.


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