Provence Marinaside continues to offer amazing dinners in Yaletown through their Monthly Wine Menu series, with December featuring Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s top quality Perpetua and Oculus wines. This is a very rare occasion to taste these two wines paired with expertly crafted dishes. Treat yourself to this if you can! Here is their press release.
Provence Owner/Chef Jean Francis Quaglia and Chef de Cuisine Sheldon Maloff have created two special dishes to complement the wines – Seared Scallops (sweet corn velouté, bacon and chives) and Roast Duck Breast (with foie gras sauce). The dishes are unique to the Monthly Wine Menu and do not appear on Provence Marinaside’s regular menu.
December’s Monthly Wine Menu contains a QR code so that guests can access more information on the winery and the featured wines.
December – Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Winemaker Perpetua: Corrie Krehbiel
Winemaker Oculus: Darryl Brooker
Two-course Menu $57/person
Two-course Wine Pairing $74/person
Two-course Petit Pour Pairing $40/person
Sweet corn velouté, bacon and chives
Mission Hill Legacy Perpetua Chardonnay 2018
$28/glass, $120 bottle
Harvested from four individual blocks on Mission Hill’s
eastern Osoyoos and Naramata Ranch vineyard estates.
Historic French Burgundian Dijon clones were used for this Chardonnay.
The fruit aromas are on the green apple and pear side of the spectrum.
There are pronounced notes of butterscotch, nuttiness, and some spice.
However the oak treatment is very well balanced. Brilliant acidity.
Roast Duck Breast
hazelnuts, green beans, pommes fondants, foie gras sauce
Mission Hill Oculus 2006
Mission Hill Oculus 2014
These complex Oculus Bordeaux-style wines are the result of
meticulous selection in the vineyard estate with grapes that
have been specifically nurtured for this rare wine.
2006 Tasting Notes
Captivating aromas of black cherry fruit, dark chocolate and shaved
vanilla bean lead the way for densely packed flavours of blackberries, plum,
and bittersweet ganache. Deep, complex, intense and concentrated.
2014 Tasting Notes
Notes of brambleberry, bing cherry and dark plum are complemented by hints of tobacco and spice, all held together with great structure and concentration.
Say a not-so-fond farewell to 2020 and treat yourself to a tasteful evening of refined wines complemented by elegant dishes.
Provence Marinaside Notes
In addition to Dine-In service, Provence Marinaside continues to offer its Takeout Menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily.
If you prefer to cook Provence’s food in the comfort of your own kitchen, they also offer six French Food Made Easy kits and two Cocktail Kits (Moscow Mule and Caesar). All are available through Provence Marinaside’s website along with Chef Sheldon’s Online Grocery Store for individual ingredient items such as meats, dairy, baking supplies and other miscellaneous items.