Provence’s December Wine Menu –
A Celebration Of Good Taste
Elegance’ and ‘celebration’ are the underlying themes for the next menu in the Monthly Wine Menu series this December at Provence Marinaside. Showcasing Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, December’s Wine menu features three of the winery’s most sophisticated wines – Legacy Perpetua Chardonnay 2018 and two vintages of Oculus including the very rare 2006 and the iconic 2014.
Provence Owner/Chef Jean Francis Quaglia and Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff have created two special dishes to complement the wines – Seared Scallops (sweet corn velouté, bacon and chives) and Roast Duck Breast (with foie gras sauce). The dishes are unique to the Monthly Wine Menu and do not appear on Provence Marinaside’s regular menu.
December – Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Winemaker Perpetua: Corrie Krehbiel
Winemaker Oculus: Darryl Brooker
Two-course Menu $57/person
Two-course Wine Pairing $74/person
Two-course Petit Pour Pairing $40/person
Sweet corn velouté, bacon and chives
Mission Hill Legacy Perpetua Chardonnay 2018
$28/glass, $120 bottle
Harvested from four individual blocks on Mission Hill’s
eastern Osoyoos and Naramata Ranch vineyard estates.
Historic French Burgundian Dijon clones were used for this Chardonnay.
The fruit aromas are on the green apple and pear side of the spectrum.
There are pronounced notes of butterscotch, nuttiness, and some spice.
However the oak treatment is very well balanced. Brilliant acidity.
Roast Duck Breast
hazelnuts, green beans, pommes fondants, foie gras sauce
Mission Hill Oculus 2006
Mission Hill Oculus 2014
These complex Oculus Bordeaux-style wines are the result of
meticulous selection in the vineyard estate with grapes that
have been specifically nurtured for this rare wine.
2006 Tasting Notes
Captivating aromas of black cherry fruit, dark chocolate and shaved
vanilla bean lead the way for densely packed flavours of blackberries, plum,
and bittersweet ganache. Deep, complex, intense and concentrated.
2014 Tasting Notes
Notes of brambleberry, bing cherry and dark plum are complemented by hints of tobacco and spice, all held together with great structure and concentration.
Say a not-so-fond farewell to 2020 and treat yourself to a tasteful evening of refined wines complemented by elegant dishes.
Provence Marinaside is committed to the health and safety of its guests and staff in keeping with the protocols set by the BC Ministry of Health. You can find the details of Provence’s standards here.In addition to Dine-In service, Provence Marinaside continues to offer its Takeout Menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily. If you prefer to cook Provence’s food in the comfort of your own kitchen, they also offer six French Food Made Easy kits and two Cocktail Kits (Moscow Mule and Caesar). All are available through Provence Marinaside’s website along with Chef Sheldon’s Online Grocery Storefor individual ingredient items such as meats, dairy, baking supplies and other miscellaneous items.