Proprietor’s Dinner Features Blue Mountain Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs at Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside logoI 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.

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Blue Mountain Single Vineyard Pinot Noir wines (Image courtesy MwongPR)

Blue Mountain Single Vineyard Pinot Noir wines (Image courtesy MwongPR)

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.

MENU

 Reception
Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut NV
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
1st Course
Blue Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
artichoke hearts, wilted greens, preserved lemon dressing
2nd Course
Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc 2018
Kampachi Crudo
sorrel emulsion, saffron chili oil, micro greens
3rd Course
Blue Mountain Chardonnay 2017
Dungeness Crab
celeriac and Okanagan apple salad, pommes gaufrette
4th Course
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
Mignardise
Join Provence Wine Director Joshua Carlson and special guest Christie Mavety on Monday, November 4 for a very special evening celebrating the wines of the Okanagan’s Blue Mountain Winery and you too will be saying “sip, sip hooray.”

Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Food also loves wine so I also cover food and wine pairings and restaurant reviews. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.

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