Christmas dinner is an important centerpiece of the holiday celebration. In years past families large and small gathered round the dining table to indulge in traditional turkey with all the fixings. This year things will be a bit different. Due to Covid restrictions, our gatherings will be much smaller, and many will be on their own. Some people won’t feel up to preparing such a repast – brain fog and pandemic fatigue are real. However, regardless of the circumstances, everyone can use the comfort a traditional Christmas feast brings.
Provence Marinaside Executive ‘Santa’ (er Chef) Jean Francis Quaglia, and his team of Kitchen Elves led by Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff, are coming to the rescue of weary cooks by offering Turkey-To-Go; a traditional Christmas dinner complete with carved turkey breast, dark meat roulade, dressing, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, baguette and pumpkin pie for $36 (plus tax). As Provence’s Christmas gift to patrons, Wine Director Joshua Carlson is adding in a trio of specially-priced wines to accompany the meal which can also be ordered online:
- Le Grand Cros L’Esprit de Provence ($30 + tax discounted from $64) Rolle (Vermentino), 2017 Côtes de Provence, Provence, France
- Jean-Luc Colombo ‘Cape Bleue’ Rosé ($30 + tax discounted from $64) Syrah/Mourvèdre, 2019 Méditerranée, France
- Mas de Gourgonnier Provence Rouge ($35+ tax discounted from $60) Grenache/Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Carignan, 2018 Les Baux de Provence, Provence, France
Turkey–To-Go is available for pick up one day only – Thursday, December 24th. Order must be placed in advance online no later than December 22. Pick up at the restaurant only between noon and 5 p.m. on December 24th.
Pay It Forward – Not everyone can afford Christmas dinner. Throughout the pandemic, Provence Marinaside has been supporting the DTES Women’s Centre. Help support women in need this holiday season by giving the gift of a meal. Provence will match each $20 meal donation made online between December 4th and December 20th, so your donation will feed two women in need.
Give the Gift of Good Taste – Provence Gift Cards are always an appreciated present. Gift Cards may be purchased online in any denomination starting at $10. During December, if you purchase an e-gift certificate valued between $60 and $119, Provence will send you a $15 bonus e-gift certificate. Purchase an e-gift certificate valued over $119, and you’ll receive a $30 bonus e-gift certificate.
Provence Holiday Hours:
Thursday, December 24 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Brunch, Lunch and Happy Hour
Friday, December 25 – closed
Saturday, December 26 – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch, Happy Hour and Dinner
This year, more than ever, we need to share the spirit of the Christmas season with our loved ones, friends, neighbours and complete strangers. Be kind, be calm, be safe, be Christmassy.
Media release and images provided by Nancy Wong, Culinary Communications. All images by Emrys Horton, EPH Photography.