Tasty Temptations Await at Provence’s Tomato Fest

TOMATOES, TOMAHTOES, POMODORO AND TOMATES ALL CELEBRATE SUMMER FLAVOURS AT PROVENCE’S TOMATO FESTIVAL   Everyone agrees that the tomato is the ultimate summer flavor. “They are the taste of the sun, and remind me of long summer days when I was a child in Provence,” says Provence Marinaside’s Executive Chef Jean Francis Quaglia. Eaten fresh-picked … Read more

Fresh Tomato Tarte #TasteofThursday Wine Recommendation @Sam_WineTeacher

Provence Restaurants’ chef Alessander Quaglia has submitted a savory summer treat for this weeks Taste of Thursday – Fresh Tomato Tarte. This would make a lovely dinner side dish when sitting on a sunny patio, or as a luncheon served with a fresh salad.   The wines that pop immediately into my head tend to … Read more

Chef Alessandra Quaglia of Provence Restaurants #TasteofThursday Fresh Tomato Tarte recipe

Fresh Tomato Tarte     Chef Alessandra Quaglia Makes 1 – 9” tart to serve 6 From: New World Provence, Modern French Cooking for Friends and Family, Arsenal Pulp Press 2007   Ingredients for Pastry 1 2/3 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 6 tbsp. cold un-salted butter, cut into pieces 1 egg yolk 3 tbsp. … Read more


YOU SAY TOMATO AND I SAY TOMAHTO, BOTH ARE TASTY AT PROVENCE Ahhh tomatoes – the ultimate summer food – ripe, juicy and brimming with sunshine goodness. Tomatoes are a passion for many people – including Provence Chefs/Proprietors Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia. “We are fortunate to have so many heirloom varieties available locally,” says Chef … Read more

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