As announced two weeks ago, Point Grey’s Provence Mediterranean Grill (affectionately called ‘P1’) will close its doors after brunch service on November 27th. Chef/owners Jean-Francis and Alessandra Quaglia took the difficult decision to close their original location after an offer to purchase was made by former employee Chef Raj Aujay.
To celebrate 19 years in the Point Grey neighbourhood, the Quaglias have designed four, prix-fixe ‘Memories Menus’ that will run in November leading up to closure. “These menus reflect the dishes that our guests love, their favourite dishes from the past 19 years. They are the restaurant’s signatures and we want to give our patrons one last opportunity to enjoy them,” says Chef Alessandra. “I remember Monri Rattanaraj (Thai Cuisine by Montri) coming in for the Spaghettini and the Crème Caramel on a regular basis. We’d end up talking wine pairings and Chef Rob Feenie loved our Roast Chicken. He would come in once a week after service at his restaurant,” comments Chef Jean-Francis.
Value-priced at $45 for three courses, each menu will run for one week in addition to P1’s regular menu.
Week 1 (Oct.31 – Nov.6)
Mamie Suzanne’s Fish Soup
(originally created by Chef Jean-Francis’ mother, Chef Suzanne Quaglia)
Grilled Squid with roasted vegetables, pesto
Rack of Lamb
Sautéed Wild Prawns Provençal
(Jean-Francis’ favourite dessert)
Week 2 (Nov.7-13)
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
(P1’s best-selling item through the past 19 years)
Wild Mushroom Ravioli
AAA Canadian Beef Tenderloin
Choice of dessert from regular dessert menu
Week 3 (Nov.14 – 20)
Merguez and Pissaladière
Berry and White Chocolate Clafoutis
(one of P1’s best-selling desserts)
Week 4 (Nov.21-26*)
*P1 is open for ‘brunch only’ on Nov.27
Roasted Free-run Chicken Provençal
(Chef Rob Feenie’s favourite dish)
Spaghettini with Prawns & Scallops
(Restaurateur Montri Rattanaraj’s favourite dish)
(The first dish Chef Jean-Francis ever made at age 8 from Chef Suzanne’s recipe)
Join the Quaglias, and the staff of Provence Mediterranean Grill, for one last tasty trip down Memory Lane from October 31 through 26 and make more culinary memories together.