The Shadbolt Centre for Arts is a jewel in Burnaby. Tourism Burnaby is hosting this event, and it will be featuring Burnaby restaurants, as well as the beauty of Deer Lake Park and the Shadbolt Centre. Hart House Restaurant is one of my favourite restaurants in all of Vancouver. You can read my review of Hart House Restaurant here. Burnaby is a beautiful place, it’s where I live, and I want you to experience it as well. Event info, tickets, and a contest to win tickets are all below. Enjoy!
Small Plates on the Lake is Burnaby’s newest signature dining event.
Small Plates at Shadbolt Centre for Arts
Hosted at Deer Lake Park, in its inaugural year, guests should prepare to be dazzled by the intricate lighting and décor that will transform the South Plaza of the Shadbolt Centre for Arts to a majestic outdoor dining room.
Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. But does this also work for chefs cooking? Let’s find out with the husband and wife chef couple from Provence Restaurants. Details from this match up / throw down are below.
(Vancouver, BC) — On May 23rd Chefs Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia will celebrate 21 years of marriage. Not only are they a couple, but they are also both chefs and business partners owning Provence Restaurants – Provence Mediterranean Grill in Point Grey,Provence Marinaside in Yaletown and the newest venture TWB – The Wine Bar next door to Provence Marinaside. While Jean-Francis is Executive Chef for all locations, he devotes most of his time to Provence Marinaside (P2) while Alessandra casts a watchful eye over Provence Mediterranean Grill (P1). Over the years a friendly rivalry has blossomed between P1 and P2 – each offering slightly different menus and completely different ambiance.
On May 29th, Provence Mediterranean Grill will be the site for Husband vs. Wife – a Chef’s Challenge. Who does the better halibut? Alessandra? Jean-Francis? You be the judge.
For this one night only P1 will offer a set three-course set menu for $50 (including tax and gratuity but not beverages). The first course is a choice from the restaurant’s antipasti case and dessert is Cherry Chocolate Clafoutis. It’s the main course where the halibut throw down happens. Two very different versions of halibut will be offered – one by the wife, the other by the husband. Guests won’t know who has created which to keep the competition unbiased. At the end of the evening Provence will tally up which main course sold the most and will announce the winner via social media and in its newsletter.
The idea came to Alessandra when the family (they have two sons who have grown up in the restaurants) was on a recent vacation. “We had many nights of cooking with the boys and a little competition developed to see who the best cook was. It was a lot of fun, so we decided to try it at the restaurant.”
At the moment, this event is planned as a one-off. However, if there is a lot of demand and the event quickly sells out; they may consider repeating it on May 30th and then doing a different competition at Provence Marinaside next month.
Get Your Tickets
When: May 29
Cost: $50 (including tax and gratuity but not beverages) per person
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