New This Week at Provence Marinaside – Duck Confit Cooking Kit and Caesar Cocktail Kit

Has the thought of cooking duck confit from scratch intimidated you? Well, no more as Provence Marinaside has the confit made for you and the other ingredients that you need to make an awesome dinner from a kit.  They as well are offering a BC wine pairing, Averill Creek Somenos Series Pinot Noir 2016, which I wholeheartedly agree with.  I think the acidity, black cherries and plums flavours for this wine should pair with the confit richness.  Here is the announcement by Provence Marinaside about their latest Cooking Kit.  And if you are a cocktail person, why not add on their Caesar Cocktail Kit?


(Vancouver, BC) – This week Provence Marinaside is introducing two new kits – one French Food Made Easy meal kit and a second Cocktail Kit.

Duck Confit with Mixed Mushroom & Coco Bean Ragout (Duck Confit + Mixed Mushroom & Coco Bean Ragout. Photo credit Hamid Attie)

Duck Confit with Mixed Mushroom & Coco Bean Ragout (Photo credit Hamid Attie)

This week’s French Food Made Easy Kit is pure French comfort food – Duck Confit with Coco Bean and Mushroom Ragôut. The kit is available for $40 as of today and comes complete with everything you need to make this dish at home plus a half baguette:

  • Canola Oil
  • Two Confit Duck Legs
  • Button and Portobello Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Butter
  • Garlic, Thyme and Bay Leaf
  • Chicken Stock
  • Pre-soaked Coco Beans

In a short video, Chef Alessandra Quaglia demonstrates how easy it is to reproduce this dish at home in your own kitchen.

With each new kit, Wine Director Joshua Carlson suggests a featured BC wine pairing to complement the dish and this can also be ordered for an additional fee. This week’s wine pairing is Averill Creek Somenos Series Pinot Noir 2016. It is available for an additional $45.
Provence is also introducing an additional cocktail kit. This week it is a Canadian classic Bloody Caesar. As with the meal kits, this Cocktail Kit comes with everything you will need to make delicious Caesars:

  • a 750ml bottle of Stolichnaya Vodka
  • one bottle of Walter Craft Caesar Mix
  • two Stolichnaya mason jar glasses
  • three limes
  • pickled beans and pepperoni sticks
  • three Provence Caesar rims (Cowboy Black Pepper, Mediterranean, and classic celery salt)
  • one bottle of Tabasco sauce
  • one bottle of Worcestershire sauce ice
Caesar Kit (Photo credit Emrys Horton)

Caesar Kit (Photo credit Emrys Horton)

The Caesar Cocktail Kit is priced at $55.20 (including tax) and can be found in the Kits Section of Chef Sheldon’s Online Grocery Store.

There are now a total of four French Food Made Easy kits (Prawns Provençal, Fennel-Crusted Lois Lake Steelhead, Oven-Roasted Half Chicken Provençal, Duck Confit) and two Cocktail Kits (Moscow Mule and Caesar). All are available through Provence Marinaside’s website along with Provence’s Takeout Menu of prepared dishes and Chef Sheldon’s Online Grocery Store for individual ingredient items such as meats, dairy, baking supplies and other miscellaneous items. 

Kit orders must be placed at least two hours prior to pick up by calling the restaurant at 604-681-4144. As with Takeout Menu items; French Cooking Made Easy Kits will be available for takeout only between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Self-isolation has never been so tasty.

Bon Appetit!

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