Provenance Wine Bar unlocks local cuisine, international wine
“It’s a great place to learn about wine and explore the world of wine,” said Doug Cooper of his new business in downtown Orillia.
A new wine bar, featuring local dishes and international wines, recently opened in downtown Orillia.
Owner Doug Cooper has spent the past nine months preparing for the opening of the Provenance Commissary and Wine Bar, which offers a warm and intimate atmosphere for anyone who likes to pair good food with good wine.
“There are a lot of things we like to do. I like to eat while enjoying wine and kind of pair it well with the ones we have, and then we also source (food) as locally as possible,” Cooper explained.
With an ever-changing and global wine list, The Cooper’s French and Italian-inspired gourmet menu features ingredients sourced from local farms.
“There’s Ontario (wine) for sure, but we’ve been open to the world and always have a particular style, just things that we love and that set a good example of where it’s coming from. “, he said.
“We really focus on working with local farms. One of our dishes is sourced exclusively from whatever is in season at Dragon Acres and other local farms, so that will change week to week and we just work with whatever they have,” he said. he declares. “And the rest, like our charcuterie comes from Guelph; the oysters come from the east coast, but we try to keep them as local as possible.
Although the new restaurant — located at 11 Peter St. S. — could prove an instant hit with wine-savvy patrons, Cooper said he would be happy to help anyone interested find out more.
“It’s a great place to come in and learn about wine and explore the world of wine,” Cooper said. OrilliaMatters. “Our wine list changes day to day or week to week more consistently, so…we can sample as many wines as you want, and refine what you like and make it more accessible and easy to understand. , and it’s nice for dinner, drinks or whatever you want to do.”
The restaurant even delivers wine to your door.
“You can also have it delivered to your home, all from our website,” Cooper added.
Cooper brings years of restaurant experience to his new venture.
The Stratford Chefs School graduate has worked in Toronto, Australia and British Columbia, and has built a resume with both indoor and indoor experience, in addition to experience as a distributor and importer for hundreds of alcohol brands.
However, having spent much time in Simcoe County, Cooper was eager to settle in Orillia.
“Orillia made a lot of sense because I grew up spending a lot of time in Waubaushene and I just wanted to come back here, instead of Toronto, and have my own business,” he said. “I chose Orillia and I’m super happy to be here.”