I love Pinot Noir wine. Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars in Okanagan Falls may be better known for their sparkling wines, but they also produce very good quality Pinot Noir wines. Provence Marinaside is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. On November 4, you have the chance to try Blue Mountain’s Pinot Noir wines paired with expertly produced dishes from Provence Marinaside. Below is the announcement for this exceptional dinner. Get your tickets asap as I am sure it will sell out quickly.
Monday, November 4, 2019 will be a red (and white) letter day for wine lovers. That evening Provence Marinaside welcomes Christie Mavety, proprietor of the award-winning Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, to the next event in its Dinners with Winemakers series.
Long known for the excellence of its Bruts and Pinot Noirs, Blue Mountain is changing its Pinot program to highlight site-specific wines. Provence Wine Director, Joshua Carlson along with Chefs Jean-Francis Quaglia and Sheldon Maloff, have designed a six-course dinner and pairing which will feature three of Blue Mountain’s single-vineyard Pinot Noirs along with other wines in their portfolio.
“We thought it would be fun to feature the site-specific Pinot Noirs in the same course with duck prepared two ways,” says Carlson. “I’m excited that Blue Mountain is differentiating its Pinot Noirs – it’s interesting to taste how different and expressive they are although they are vinifiéd the same. It’s quite amazing to see how much difference aspect and soil type make to a wine.”
The evening commences with an elegant reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner service at 7 p.m. Tickets for this exceptional evening are priced at $165 inclusive of taxes and gratuities and are available through Eventbrite.
Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Pink Scallops (poached in court bouillon, tossed in a light vinaigrette, and served on the half shell), and Truffle Popcorn
Blue Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
artichoke hearts, wilted greens, preserved lemon dressing
Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc 2018
sorrel emulsion, saffron chili oil, micro greens
Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2017
celeriac and Okanagan apple salad, pommes gaufrette
Blue Mountain Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Series 2017
Block 9, Block 14, and Block 23
Brome Lake Duck Confit Ballottine
with cherries, pistachio nuts and brioche
Seared Brome Lake Duck Breast
with Savoy cabbage, house bacon and wild mushrooms5th Course
Coffee or Tea