Lobster and Bubbly – a match made in Nova Scotia
comes to Provence Marinaside
Calling all lobster lovers. Mark July 15 on your calendar and prepare to indulge your crustacean passion at a very special west coast meets east coast with a touch of France Lobster Boil. This is not just any traditional, tuck-in-your-bib, down home kitchen party, but a very special collaboration between Provence Marinaside and Nova Scotia’s multi-award-winning Benjamin Bridge Vineyards. Joining Provence for the dinner will be special guest Benjamin Bridge head winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers.
Benjamin Bridge Vineyards sparkling wines display the hallmarks of classic prestige cuvées from Champagne, but with a Nova Scotia signature. “They are, without question, the best sparkling wines I have tasted in Canada,” says Tony Aspler, Canada’s most renowned wine authority.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a get-to-know-you reception over fresh Kusshi Oysters and Crab and Shrimp Cakes accompanied by Benjamin Bridge NV Brut.
You then sit down at a convivial long table to enjoy the main attraction – the lobster pot (a generous platter of half lobster, crab legs, prawns, mussels, clams, artisan sausage, corn on the cob, shallots, potato, court bouillon) served with plenty of fresh baguette and Jim Beam garlic butter to sop up all the deliciousness. Two wines will be served with this course – Benjamin Bridge 2013 Brut and Benjamin Bridge 2018 Cabernet Franc Rosé. Deslauriers says of the Cabernet Franc Rosé, “In the glass, a pale salmon colour with an amber hue. On the nose, hints of flint, chalk and sea minerals are supported by suggestions of blood orange and strawberry. On the palate, notes fresh guava and green apples are brightened by a lively structure and a saline finish. Digest, elegant and utterly refreshing, this is an ideal accompaniment for an outdoor summer meal.”
The next course sees Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 paired with a Cheese Course of washed-rind and blue cheeses served with house-made crostini.
The dinner ends with a refreshing Lemon Sorbet served with tea or coffee.
There are only 16 seats available for this special dinner. The price of $165 includes the multi-course dinner, wine pairing, taxes and gratuity. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite
1177 Marinaside Crescent
1177 Marinaside Crescent
Media release and images supplied by Nancy Wong, Culinary Communications.
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