October brings crisp air, coloured leaves, harvest bounty and an appetite for heartier fare. Provence Marinaside celebrates this abundant season with three special opportunities to experience the myriad flavours of fall.
Chef’s Top Ten – on-going throughout October
Provence is again offering its popular Chef’s Top Ten two-course menus throughout October. Each week features a main that has become a favourite of patrons throughout the years paired with a special appetizer.
Oct. 1-7: Appetizer- House Cured Steelhead Trout Blini, Entrée – Seafood Linguini $39
Oct. 8-14: Appetizer- Pumpkin, Brie and Cranberry En Croûte, Entrée- Grilled Line-Caught BC Halibut $46
Oct. 15-21: Appetizer- Ricotta Pansotti with Prawn and Bay Scallops, Entrée- Sautéed Wild Prawns Provençal $38
Oct. 22-28: Appetizer- House Cured Bacon and Lentil Soup, Entrée – Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Prawns $43
Oct. 29-Nov.4: Appetizer – Baby Beet Salad, Entrée – Bouillabaisse $41
Full descriptions of all the Top Ten menus from October 1 through November 25 can be found here.
Thanksgiving at Provence – Sunday, October 7 and Monday October 8
Does the thought of cooking a big Thanksgiving feast overwhelm you? Let Provence’s Chefs do all the work and you get to enjoy the results. For two days only, Provence will be offering a special three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner in addition to their regular menu. Priced at only $42 for three courses the menu starts with your choice of Daily Soup or Harvest Salad (mesclun greens, roasted squash, candied nuts, champagne vinaigrette), main is Roast Turkey (traditional stuffing, honey thyme glazed carrots and Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, gravy) followed by Pumpkin Cheesecake (with cinnamon whipped cream) for dessert. If you have a smaller appetite and this seems like too much food, you can order the main course a la carte for $35. Thanksgiving Dinner must be pre-booked in advance with a credit card to secure the reservation. Bonus – you don’t have to do any dishes! Call the restaurant now to reserve your seats.
Taste of Yaletown – October 18 to 28
Join Provence for the 14th annual taste of Yaletown event. This year we are pleased to present a special three-course menu for $45 with an optional two-course wine pairing for only $22. Start with a choice of appetizers Smoked Fish Cake (Gustave Lorentz Crément d’Alsace, France) or Frogs Legs Provençal (Tissot Crément de Jura Rosé, France). For mains you have a choice of Provence’s famed Bouillabaisse(Mirabeau Pure Rosé 2017 Cotes de Provence, France) or classic Daube d’Agneau (J.L. Chave ‘Offerus’ Saint-Joseph 2013 Rhone, France) or Seared Lois Lake Steelhead (Domaine Chevrot ‘Cuvee des Quatre Terroirs’ Aligote 2014 Burgundy, France). Dessert is your choice from Provence’s dessert menu – perhaps the Berry and White Chocolate Clafoutis strikes or fancy or Provence’s signature Lemon Tarte or Crème Caramel to name three of the options available.
Join Provence Marinaside this October in celebrating the bounty of the harvest season with this cornucopia of fall flavours. Bon appetite!