“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … a flute glass filled with bubbly.” Ok, so the lyrics have been altered a bit but Provence Marinasidecan be forgiven for celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas in their own unique way. Instead of cluttering up your life with a pear tree, a partridge and all those leaping lords and ladies milking, Wine Director Joshua Carlson has created The 12 Days of Bubbles.
Starting December 17th and culminating on New Year’s Eve, the restaurant, renowned for having the largest collection of bubbles in Vancouver (35, including champagnes), will be offering a selected bottle of champagne at 25 percent off each day leading up to the bubbliest night of the year when all the champagnes in their collection (17 in total) will be 25 percent off. “If the holiday season and the new year isn’t a good enough reason to celebrate with friends, then this should do it,” says Carlson. “ Treat yourself to a bottle of bubbles, raise a glass, and toast to getting your Christmas shopping done early. If you’re still shopping, then you deserve a break with something tasty to eat and bubbly to go with it.”
DAY 1 • December 17
Pierre Péters Brut Rosé ‘for Albane’ 750ml
NV Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne
regularly $150 – now $112.50*
DAY 2 • December 18
Lanson Black Label Brut 750ml
NV Reims, Champagne
regularly $135 – now $101.25*
DAY 3 • December 19
Michel TURGY Cuvée Brut Blanc de Blancs
‘Réserve Sélection’ Grand Cru 750ml NV Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne
regularly $155 – now $116.25* DAY 4 • December 20
Lelarge-Pugeot ‘Les Meuniers de Clémence’ Extra Brut 1er Cru 750ml NV Vrigny, Champagne
regularly $160 – now $120* DAY 5 • December 21 Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut 750ml NV Aÿ, Champagne
regularly $165 – now $123.75* DAY 6 • December 22 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut 750ml NV Reims, Champagne
regularly $145 – now $108.75* DAY 7 • December 23 de Venoge Cordon Bleu Brut Sélect 750ml NV Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Champagne
regularly $155 – now $116.25*We’re skipping December 24 & 25 since we’re only open
for brunch on the 24th, and closed on the 25th.
DAY 8 • December 26 Pierre Paillard Brut Grand Cru 750ml NV Bouzy, Champagne
regularly $125 – now $93.75* DAY 9 • December 27 Château de Bligny Cuvée 6 Cépages 750ml NV Bligny, Champagne
regularly $300 – now $225* DAY 10 • December 28 Deutz Cuvée William Deutz Millésime Brut 750ml 2006 Aÿ, Champagne
regularly $350 – now $262.50* DAY 11 • December 29 Krug Brut Rosé 750ml NV Reims, Champagne
regularly $775 – now $581.25* DAY 12 • December 30 Lanson Gold Label Brut 1500ml 1990 Reims, Champagne
regularly $1750 – now $1312.50* BONUS • December 31
All Champagnes on the list are discounted by 25 percent**
Notes:*The daily offer will apply while supplies last as there is a limited number of bottles of each wine, and when they are gone, there will be no substitutions. ** The NYE discount applies only to Champagne, all other sparkling wines will be at regular price.
The 12 Days of Bubbles culminates in the ‘bonus day’ of New Year’s Eve. As in past years, Provence will be offering an elegant a la carte menu designed by Executive Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff especially for the evening, along with live music from Harris and DeBray. Reservations for ‘the bubbliest night of the year’ can be secured with a credit card by calling the restaurant.
If a full bottle of bubble is just too much of a good thing, consider going next door to TWB-The Wine Bar where all bubbly, including non-champagnes and by-the-glass pours, is 25 percent off as the Daily Deal on Saturday (Sparkling Saturday) and Sunday (Sunday Funday).
As Lily Bollinger once said “I only drink champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty.” No matter how you rationalize it, joining Provence Marinaside for the 12 Days of Bubbles is sure to add some sparkle to your festive season.