In these days of everyone from seniors to starlets signing up for botox treatments and tucks, you might be shocked to hear of a 13 year-old getting a full facelift. However, in the restaurant world, 13 is getting on in years. At 13 years old, Provence Marinaside in Yaletown is beginning to show its age and a little cosmetic surgery seems in order.
“The room is starting to look tired, especially when you compare it to TWB-The Wine Bar that we opened next door two years ago. It has served a lot of patrons through the years and deserves a little TLC to revitalize it,” says Chef/Owner Jean-Francis Quaglia.
The new design is promising to evoke the refined elegance and charm of restaurants you come across in Europe by mixing soft gold metals, concrete floors, velvet and linen fabrics and light wood to create a classy and harmonious atmosphere that is modern while remaining warm and cozy.
The Quaglias are planning a series of videos and photos to keep patrons updated on the progress – a real time reality show – with all the trials and triumphs of the renovation as it unfolds. You’ll find them posted on Provence’s website and face book page throughout the renovation period.
Unfortunately, unlike today’s botox treatments that takes less than an hour, Provence’s kind of major face lift requires that Marinaside close its dining room for approximately three to six weeks, starting on February 15th through the end of March at the latest.
We’re looking forward to the grand reveal!