Last night, Provence Restaurant uncorked its newest venture, TWB – The Wine Bar.
“The Wine Bar at Provence is a place where you can drop by for a glass of wine, have a light snack and meet up with friends.” says proprietor and Executive Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia. Located within Provence Marinaside, the ‘restaurant within a restaurant’ features the wine bar with wine-on-tap and casual seating for 30 with its own distinct menu from the parent restaurant.
“The wine program is meant to be approachable while offering guests a range of products and prices to suit every taste and budget. By-the-glass offerings start at $7 and bottles start at $30. To accommodate guests looking for something special and to utilize current inventory, a reserve list is available featuring a selection of wines, many of which are hard to find labels and rare vintages,” adds Sommelier Rachelle Goudreau
In addition to the wine taps for The Wine Bar, Provence has invested in a 12-slot by-the-glass wine preservation system to ensure maximum freshness. A couple of slots in this system are kept open so guests have the option to make any choice from the reserve list and order it by the glass at 20 percent of the bottle price. Once the bottle is open, the selection will be available for everyone in quantities as small as an ounce taster (at one fifth the full glass price). This allows wine-loving guests to try some of the best wines in the world without having to invest in a pricey bottle.
Ms. Goudreau and Chef Quaglia worked carefully to choose wines to pair with Provence’s and the Wine Bar’s West Coast- influenced Mediterranean/French dishes. The primary focus of the wine list is French, with a selection of other Mediterranean countries and an array of prominent styles from around the world – particularly those inspired by the French classics. The list also features a broad selection of wines from British Columbia along with a wide range of sparkling wines to compliment whatever taste fits your mood.
TWB – The Wine Bar is located next door to Provence Marinaside
1167 Marinaside Crescent (at the foot of Davie St in Yaletown)
Open daily from 3pm until late.
Call : 604.681.4144 or visit theWineBar.ca find it on Facebook or follow on Twitter @TWB_TheWineBar