A Culinary Journey to Provence: Left Bank's Taste of Provence Wine and Food Week
Imagine strolling through the sun-drenched landscapes of Provence, France, with fields of lavender and sunflowers stretching as far as the eye can see. Now, you can experience the rustic charm and exquisite flavors of this iconic region without leaving your city. Left Bank Brasserie invites you to embark on a culinary adventure during our Taste of Provence Wine and Food Week from August 14th to August 20th, 2023. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with Provençal-inspired delights and world-renowned wines that perfectly capture the essence of Provence.
Provence, situated in the southeastern part of France, is a region renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and distinctive cuisine. Lavender fields, olive groves, and vineyards create a picturesque backdrop that has inspired artists and travelers for centuries.
Provence's culinary tradition is rooted in using simple, fresh ingredients to create dishes that burst with flavor. Olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano are fundamental to Provençal cuisine. Dishes like ratatouille, bouillabaisse, and tapenade have become synonymous with the region's gastronomic identity.
The wines of Provence are celebrated worldwide for their elegance and finesse. The region is renowned for producing exceptional rosé wines that encapsulate the region's spirit—light, refreshing, and perfect for warm summer days. The Coteaux d’Aix en Provence appellation, where many of the featured wines originate, is known for its diverse range of wines, each reflecting the unique terroir of the area.
During the week-long celebration, Left Bank Brasserie is bringing the flavors of Provence to your plate. The specially curated menu additions highlight the essence of Provençal cuisine, featuring dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and traditional techniques that transport you straight to the heart of this picturesque region.
SOUPE AU PISTOU
Start your culinary journey with a delightful bowl of Soupe au Pistou. This Summer Vegetable Soup, garnished with a Basil Garlic Purée, is a celebration of Provence's bounty. The combination of seasonal vegetables and fragrant herbs reflects the region's commitment to using locally sourced ingredients to create memorable dishes. Paired with Aix, Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, FRA 2021, this dish is a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate.
DAUBE OF LAMB
Indulge your senses with the Daube of Lamb, a culinary masterpiece that showcases the essence of Provençal cuisine. Tender lamb cooked to perfection is accompanied by Chanterelles, Baby Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, and Summer Squash—all seasoned with Herbs De Provence. The flavors are elevated when paired with Domaine de la Tour du Bon, Bandol, Provence, FRA 2019. This wine perfectly complements the richness of the lamb and the aromatic herbs, creating a harmonious balance that captures the spirit of Provence.
Finish your journey through Provence on a sweet note with the Café Gourmand. This delectable dessert sampler includes a Macaron, Pate De Fruit, Éclair, and Nougat—a medley of flavors and textures that encapsulate the essence of Provençal confectionery. Accompanied by Domaine les Bastides, Vin Cuit, “Selon la Vieille Tradition Provençal”, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, Provence, FRA, this dessert experience is a testament to the region's commitment to blending tradition with innovation.
Left Bank Brasserie's Taste of Provence Wine and Food Week offers a tantalizing glimpse into the flavors and spirit of Provence. From the aromatic Soupe au Pistou to the rich Daube of Lamb and the delightful Café Gourmand, each dish captures the essence of Provençal cuisine. As you indulge in these culinary delights, you embark on a journey through lavender-scented landscapes and sunflower-covered fields, experiencing the magic of Provence right at your table. Whether you're a culinary adventurer or a wine enthusiast, this event is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Provence's flavors, history, and culture. Book your table today and join us on this unforgettable gastronomic voyage. Santé!