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Dine Out Vancouver 2019

Since 2002, it has been a tradition for Vancouverites to venture out from their abodes and set foot in restaurants across the Lower Mainland. “What might be so enticing?”, you ask? Dine Out Vancouver, of course! For those of you readers who have not heard of this event, it is undoubtedly the ultimate adventure for foodies and casual diners alike. Hosted by Tourism Vancouver, the list of restaurants who have been participating over the years continue to snowball as they are challenged to present an array of culinary delights in reasonable and enticing set menus. Although some diners prefer their order a-la-carte, Dine Out provides an opportunity for you to get the most value through a set menu of entrées, mains, and desserts. Believe it or not, this year brings together more than 200 restaurants, craft breweries, wineries and more as they collaborate in this exciting endeavour!

Dine With Coquille

As Vancouver’s fastest growing seafood restaurant and one of the best in Gastown, our friends over at Coquille are taking part in Dine Out for the first time this year! Their nautical-inspired restaurant will be welcoming diners throughout the day by offering two menu options – one for lunch, the other for dinner. If you have a hungering for seafood and shellfishes, this is an opportunity you do not want to pass on!

Their lunch menu is priced at a reasonable $35 and features options such as oysters, ceviches, and octopus; but for a more exquisite experience, visit during the dinner hours and try their $45 set menu – an elaborate dance of the ocean’s harvest. For a complete list of what is featured on their menus alongside the wine pairings their connoisseurs have created, visit their Dine Out listing HERE.

Romance At L’Abattoir

There is nothing more romantic about Vancouver than dining in the heart of historic Gastown over a candlelit dinner in a 19th century building. This is what you would come to expect in one of Vancouver’s top restaurants – L’Abattoir.

Also taking part in Dine Out this year, this restaurant features only a dinner menu, but priced at a very reasonable $45. Perhaps you will start your meal off with an albacore tuna crudo, or a warm terrine of smoked pork jowl before moving over to the lamb sirloin main course. Whatever tickles your taste buds – surf, turf, or vegetarian – the experience at L’Abattoir is sure to satisfy all your dining needs. Each dish from appetizers to dessert will also have a proper wine pairing, so be sure to ask your servers about it! For a complete view of their menu, click HERE

Regardless of where you choose to dine, I am a huge fan of Dine Out Vancouver and definitely look forward to it every year. Since it was first introduced to this city, the list of participants has grown. The only hard part, now, is deciding where to eat and what to order. Good luck making up your mind, my epicurious friends!

Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival begins on January 18th to February 3rd, 2019. For event tickets and all other information, visit here.

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SKOOKUM: A Festival of Music, Food, and Art

As our beloved summer season slowly begins to pave the way for autumn, I would like to think that Vancouverites always manage to find a way to make the most out of the situation. Although the weather has not been as sweltering as the heat wave we experienced back in July/August, at least the haze of smoke has dissipated, right? I am always trying to find ways to look for the silver lining as we transition toward the rainy season, and I think I found it!

Are you ready for a last Summer 2018 hurrah? Are you ready for a final get-together with your friends to celebrate the outdoors before the umbrellas are brought out? If so, I encourage you to grab tickets to the SKOOKUM Festival – a weekend filled with music, food, and the arts. Working with the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and located on the traditional and unceded territory of Vancouver’s beautiful and majestic Stanley Park, the SKOOKUM festival is a weekend filled with good eats, fun, and a host of musical legends.

Truffles Fine Foods and Coquille

Building on my previous blog post on reasons why you should check out Coquille in Gastown, I was delighted to learn that their culinary talent will be present at the festival amongst a whole list of other food vendors! I wish I would be able to disclose what seafood and westcoast treats they will be serving up, but even I am not entitled to those secrets. The only solution to this mystery is buying tickets and paying them a visit! That being said, there are tons of other food vendors present at SKOOKUM, too. From food trucks, to burgers and pizza – cheeses to gelato and donuts. Whatever tickles your fancy, there is bound to be something for you to eat, drink, and be merry. Here’s another secret I will let you in on: Truffles Fine Foods is also catering at the event! So, if you haven’t had a chance to visit us at our locations, this would be the perfect opportunity!

A Rocking Musical Lineup

What is a festival without live music? Not a festival, that is for sure. If food is not a good enough reason for you to attend SKOOKUM, what about an awesome lineup of performers? Check out this schedule and I dare you to tell me that it is not rocking enough for you. Performing live to all festival attendees are award-winning bands and artists including Milky Chance, XAmbassadors, Hey Ocean, The Arkells, Mother Mother, and my personal favourite, The Killers. Needless to say, concert organizers were not messing around when they planned this event!

The Arts and After Dark

Another wonderful aspect to Vancouver and local festivals alike is our vibrant art scene. On location will also be an Art Pavilion showcasing and selling various crafts made by our talented local artists, so be sure to show them some love, too! If you haven’t partied hard enough, there are several events happening after dark, too. Hosted at the Imperial, Rickshaw, Guilt & Co. (to name a few), there will be other events taking place to ensure that your night of fun continues on throughout the night.
So, have I convinced you to check out the SKOOKUM festival yet? Is this enough reason to close off Summer 2018 with a group of friends? I hope so! It will take place September 7 to 9 and tickets can be found on the event website. See you there!

Photo credits: SKOOKUM Festival.

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L’Abattoir – An Homage To Gastown

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It goes without a doubt that L’Abattoir is among one of Vancouver’s top-tier fine dining restaurants. Situated in the heart of historic Gastown, this “industrial-chic” restaurant has been serving Northwest cuisine with a French twist to patrons since the summer of 2010. Thanks to the amazing vision of Chef and Owner Lee Cooper, this little restaurant has been bustling since its opening and continues to challenge the palates of diners who want to try something exquisite. Although the translation of l’abattoir might seem a bit disconcerting (it means slaughterhouse), there is a reason for it. Back when the building was built in the 19th Century, it was the site of Vancouver’s very first jail. The building was located in the city’s main butchery and meat packing district which makes the name very fitting and a true homage to the history of Blood Alley, Gaoler’s Mews, and Gastown altogether.

Private Dining At Its Finest

If you’re looking for a more intimate experience while dining, I encourage you to consider the private dining room L’Abattoir has to offer. Extending from their main dining area, you will find more brick and beam-style architecture surrounded by industrial glass, steel accents, and classy overhead chandeliers. Windows providing natural light can also be opened to welcome fresh air into the room. With a total of 1,200 square feet available, you can choose to book the entire space or half which can be divided by a noise-reducing barrier. Either room can seat up to 24 guests. Combined, the space can seat a total of 50 seated guests, or host a reception of up to 70 standing guests. Asides from the comfortable seating, the private rooms also come with built-in audiovisual and coat check. The hospitality provided by L’Abattoir ensures that you have what you need to focus on your event and can be customized with enhancements.

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Come For Brunch, Stay For Dinner

L'Abattoir+Food+-+Lightly+smoked+duck+breast,+crisp+confit+leg+meat,+blackberry,+cabbageIt goes without saying that anytime you open the dinner menu at L’Abattoir, it becomes a choose-your-own-adventure story. If you are the type of diner who is willing to challenge yourself, deciding on what to order is not an easy task. The French inspired West Coast menu offers fresh ingredients and all sorts of protein including arctic char, mackerel, duck, and veal. Their appetizers alone are enough to leave you speechless: fresh homemade cheese, foie gras tart, baked Pacific oysters – I digress. As for drinks, needless to say, L’Abattoir has an extensive wine list and several featured house cocktails including the Gaoler’s Mews and the Gastown Sizzle (don’t you just love the local love?). Brunch on weekends showcase a different menu with a variety of pastries and breakfast items including poached eggs with Canadian bacon, steak and eggs, and a delicious breakfast burger. From 10am to 2pm, you can also order from a special selection of bubbles to go with your brunch – the perfect way to end the week and kick-start your weekend!

With so many reasons and opportunities to visit L’Abattoir, I hope I have convinced you to consider making it your choice for your next date or private event. Every visit of mine has been exceptional and I can guarantee you will leave with a very satisfied palate. Reservations are strongly encouraged, so book your table today!

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Four Palate Pleasing Locations

IT IS NO SURPRISE that the food scene here, in Vancouver, is a very competitive landscape. Although the food and hospitality industry has its fair share of challenges, it can also be very difficult for diners to decide on their next culinary adventure. For those epicureans and foodies out there who are willing to please their palates with unique gastronomic creations, Vancouver definitely has a lot to offer (but not enough time, naturally).

If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then I am glad you are reading this because Truffles Fine Foods has not just one option for you to satisfy amuse-bouche cravings, but four! Since 2005, we continue to deliver on our reputation of having quality, freshly-prepared foods for a wide range of people, events, and industries. If you are ever in need of a memorable food experience, allow our professionals to satisfy your needs. Here are four locations for you to choose from:

Howe & Davie Kitchen

Situated near the heart of Downtown Vancouver, our Howe & Davie location is the perfect place to grab a quick, delicious bite at any time of the day. Open daily and with menu items freshly prepared by our master chef, this location is perfect for a hasty snack, a gathering after work, or a weekend indulgence.

Truffles Kitchen at VanDusen Garden

Treat yourself to an afternoon of decadence by visiting our unique location within the Visitor’s Centre at the VanDusen Botanical Garden. With stunning views of the exotic flora that the garden has to offer, our café provides a dining space that aligns with the VanDusen Garden Centre’s “Living Building” philosophy. Order from a selection of Fair Trade coffees, handcrafted beverages, and locally-inspired foods – all prepared with the highest quality ingredients. If you desire the next of elegance, Afternoon Tea is also offered. We advise calling head for hours served as it changes seasonally.

North Shore Film Studios Kitchen

Our main catering kitchen and office located in North Vancouver was where all of our culinary magic first happened. Reaching back to how it all began, we are continually humbled and forever thankful to the film industry for helping us to get started. If you are looking to book catering for parties and other events, please give us a call!

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New Westminster Kitchen

Your quest to satisfy your palate isn’t just limited to the City of Vancouver. If you happen to wander through our province’s former capital – New Westminster – we invite you to stop by the new, state-of-the-art Anvil Centre. Our unique kitchen provides visitors with an opportunity to taste our delicious, delectable foods and beverages made with the best and freshest ingredients. The Anvil Centre also makes a great venue to host group events of any size including weddings, conferences, and even board meetings. Truffles Fine Foods is proud to be the caterer of choice for the Anvil Centre.

With 2018 in full swing, finding the the right caterer or eatery shouldn’t be that tough of a decision. If you are in search of something exquisite, we encourage you to pay us a visit. Truffles Fine Foods offers nothing but the best quality ingredients and we invite you to join us on your next culinary adventure.

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VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN WEDDING

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A DREAM COME TRUE WITH A VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN WEDDING

THE SAYING THAT “LOCATION IS EVERYTHING” is perhaps no more true than it is for wedding venues. No amount of creativity, decor, and picture-book ideas can compare to the beauty of a naturally-blooming garden on a sunny day. Working with La Vista Events, bride Elise knew exactly what she wanted for her July 2016 nuptials to her now-husband, Austin.

Hasti Maloufi, owner of La Vista, recalls the simple and straight-forward reason the couple chose to celebrate with a VanDusen Botanical Garden wedding: “[It] was the perfect backdrop to showcase Vancouver’s West-Coast style with features of large plant collections and lush greenery.”

Following the charming ceremony, guests were encouraged to explore the gardens while sipping cocktails and nibbling canapés prepared by the culinary team at Truffles Fine Foods. VanDusen’s Visitor Centre was transformed into a gilded wonderland of florals, twinkling lights, and garlands of greenery where the newly-married couple celebrated with a reception including all of their friends and family.

Planning & Design: La Vista Events
Photographer: Taryn Baxter Photographer
Videographer: Chris Carr
Venue: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Decor + Florals: Niche Events
Table Rental: A&B Partytime Rentals
Chair Rental: The Little Wedding Shoppe
Officiant: Bride’s Aunt
DJ: DJ Barron S from GirlOnWax Events & Wedding DJs
Hair + Makeup: Denise Elliott Beauty Co.
Cake: Couture Confections by Rebeka Garcia
Desserts: Sweet Thea
Caterer: Truffles Fine Foods
Invitations: Minted
Bride’s Dress: Isabelle’s Bridal
Jewelry: Earrings from Swarovski
Bridesmaid Dresses: Zara
Groom’s + Groomsmen Suit: Moores



All photos generously provided by Taryn Baxter Photographer#austinelise1616

 

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WEDDING CATERING: 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CATERER

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Wedding catering involves much more than simply food. Before you hire your wedding caterer, ask these 10 questions to keep your budget in check and ensure you’re getting exactly what you need.

ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE PARTS of any celebration with loved ones is the food. Whether it’s a seated meal or trays of canapés, food is what draws people together, and wedding catering is no exception. When thoughtfully planning the various details of a wedding, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.

Truffles Fine Foods has put together 10 questions to ask your potential caterer before you sign a contract. While some aspects may not seem important in the early stages of planning, by arming yourself with information, you’ll potentially save yourself a lot of stress down the road.

1. What is included in each catering package?

Any experienced wedding catering company will be able to provide a variety of catering packages tailored to suit different budgets, tastes, and styles. Some packages include the bare necessities while others are jam-packed with no detail overlooked.

Wedding catering is about far more than the food your guests will indulge in: consider whether table linens, cutlery, dishes, and glassware are included. Other costs, such as cutting the cake, coffee or champagne service, gratuities, service charges, setting up, tearing down, and even garbage and recycling fees may be à la carte add-ons – which can quickly cause your budget to balloon.

2. What’s in the small print?

Like any contract, the agreement you make with your wedding caterer is no different. Read the fine print and make sure you understand fully what you’re signing up for. Have your wedding caterer review the contract with you and make sure they clarify the payment schedule (such as a deposit – ranging from 25% to 75% of the total cost), the refund and cancellation policies, and other important details such as extra charges and gratuities that may – or may not – be included.

3. Where will the food be prepared, and is an on-site kitchen facility necessary?

Depending on the style of meal you’re planning to serve, your caterer may prepare the food in advance and transport it to your venue, or they may prepare it on-site. Confirm whether or not the caterer requires an on-site kitchen facility. Because cooking at the venue may require that a makeshift kitchen be built either inside or outside, this often incurs a greater cost, so clarify this detail with your wedding caterer as you review the budget.

4. Can the menu be adapted to include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or other dietary requirements?

What’s good for one guest may not be good for all guests, and vice versa. It’s very likely that a handful of your guests will have unique dietary requirements, and accommodating those requirements is seen as thoughtful and considerate. When inviting your guests, ask what may be necessary for them and then discuss those with your wedding caterer to decide what options will be available for those guests.

5. Where is your food sourced?

The source of your menu’s ingredients is about more than global impact. Where the ingredients come from can also affect your budget as some caterers will charge extra for premium ingredients. Hoping for local or seasonal items? They may be more affordable but, again, a caterer may charge extra for their efforts to source with specific vendors, so decide in advance if this is important to you and whether or not you’re willing to pay extra.

6. What kind of licenses and insurance will you arrange?

Few weddings are complete without cocktails and dancing. Keep in mind that licenses, such as for serving alcohol or SOCAN, are a legal requirement for weddings that are held in public venues. Other requirements may vary depending on your municipality, so ask your caterer if they can arrange these for you – or point you in the direction of someone who can. If your caterer is supplying alcoholic beverages, confirm that your wedding caterer has both a business license and liquor license.

7. Are meals for children and other wedding vendors included and, if not, how are they priced?

Your photographer, videographer, and DJ (and their assistants!) need to eat too, and it’s a common courtesy to offer each of them a hearty meal. If you’ve encouraged guests to bring their children, the munchkins also have to eat. Some caterers may charge a reduced per-plate price for wedding vendors and underage guests, so confirm this with your caterer before they provide you with an estimate.

8. What will the catering staff wear?

Black bowties at a luau-themed wedding would be as out-of-place as Hawaiian-print shirts at a formal affair. Ensure your wedding caterer’s staff is dressed appropriately for the style and ambiance of your wedding.

9. What do you suggest?

Wedding catering companies do more than simply cook food and prepare meal. Chefs are artists and many relish the opportunity to highlight signature dishes or offer their suggestions for perfect pairings. If you’re unsure about any aspect of your menu, your wedding caterer is your best resource because they’re working from a place of experience and knowledge.

One of the best and most fun parts of wedding planning is deciding on the menu, something most couples do with a tasting. When your wedding caterer does a tasting with you, it’s a great opportunity to discuss your menu options in person, decide on a possible menu theme, and discuss any potential food restrictions. Be sure to ask your caterer if the tasting is complimentary or if there’s a charge for two (which is often deducted from the final invoice).

10. How far in advance to I need to confirm guest numbers and menu details?

Confirm with your wedding caterer how much notice they require with a final guest tally, and then provide your guests with an RSVP date based on that conversation. Your caterer will also want to have all your menu details approved and finalized at the same time. This step is vital to the caterer to ensure that the freshest ingredients are available while allowing for ample time to source any hard-to-find items that may be on your menu.

NEED CATERING FOR YOUR WEDDING?

Truffles Fine Foods is an experienced caterer to weddings of all styles and sizes. If you can imagine it, our team can create it. Our staff is dedicated to providing lasting memories through our unique and inspiring menus. Please contact us today to discuss options for your next event!

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VANDUSEN GARDEN STYLED SPRING WEDDING

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This Styled Spring Wedding at VanDusen Botanical Garden Captures Both Whimsy and Romance

AS THE LAST DROPS OF SPRING RAIN evaporate and the first darling buds of May turn their petals towards a blue sky is when VanDusen Botanical Garden truly comes to life. Inspired by the delicate beauty of the season, Cristie Rosling at Umbrella Events planned and produced this styled spring wedding shoot at VanDusen Botanical Garden, while Vancouver-based photographer Caroline Ross captured every frame.

The catering team from Truffles Fine Foods was tasked with creating a feast that was both delicate in appearance but substantial in nature. Rustic platters were artistically piled with an enticing charcuterie selection. By contrast, bite-sized appetizers beautifully arranged on crisp white dishes offered inventive lighter fare.

Under the cotton candy-coloured canopy of a Benishidare Sakura cherry blossom, our bride nibbled Truffles’ sweet selection of handcrafted pastries and macarons in playful colours. Pantone’s colours of the year — rose quartz (pink) and serenity (blue) – were laced throughout the entire shoot and, specifically, in the desserts our team created.

Mismatched tables, antique jewels, and a dreamy five-tier wedding cake from The Cake and the Giraffe were key elements that added a whimsical character to this styled spring wedding. The sweeping greens and limitless canvas of colour at VanDusen Botanical Garden make it one of Vancouver’s most stunning and unique wedding venues. With the entire Truffles Fine Foods team on site, serving a memorable menu to your guests is a piece of (wedding) cake. Contact our team today to discuss how we can work with you to make your wedding like something out of a fairytale.

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Photographer: Caroline Ross Photography
Producer: Cristie Rosling, Umbrella Events
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Cake: The Cake and the Giraffe
Florals: Green With Envy
Hair Pieces: Blue Brocade
Décor Rentals: Past Pieces and A&B Party & Event Rentals
Models: Madison Mayne & Morgan
Men’s Suit: H&M
Gowns: Frocks
Hair & Makeup: Save the Date Beauty
Jewellery: The Borrowed Collection
Food & Dessert: Truffles Fine Foods
Invitations: Invitations by Jennifer
Rings: Passion Diamonds

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LIVE NATION CONCERTS AT DEER LAKE PARK

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THE TRUFFLES TEAM HIT ALL THE RIGHT NOTES AS THEY RECENTLY CATERED THREE LIVE NATION CONCERTS AT DEER LAKE PARK

Summertime is synonymous with outdoor concerts and festivals! Live Nation concerts at Deer Lake Park have become a “fan favourite” way to spend a sunny evening with some of the biggest music acts of today. The catering team at Truffles Fine Foods recently had the privilege to cater to three of those events, serving up an inventive and satisfying menu to rock royalty.

ALABAMA SHAKES

On May 28th, blues rock band Alabama Shakes took to the stage with their crew and special VIP guests. To keep the energy going all day long, we provided both lunch and dinner! Some highlights included:

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A number of creative sides were also dished up, including Spanish rice, a steamed vegetable medley, beetroot & goat cheese salad, and no shortage of sugary-sweet dessert bars, squares, and homemade cookies.

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THE CURE

Three days later, on May 31st, one of Britain’s most beloved rock bands, The Cure, swept into Deer Lake Park for a memorable evening. The band prepared for the show from morning until night, so to ensure that everyone was well fed, we created an eclectic spread of both exotic and local-centric fare.

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And endless array of side dishes were also available including a complete breakfast bar in the morning, seared vegetables, assorted soups, a selection of desserts, and an exotic fruit platter.

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THE LUMINEERS

Lastly, folk rockers The Lumineers took the stage on June 1st and played through the gloomy weather to a crowd of brave fans. The rain didn’t get anyone down, least of all the Truffles team, as they prepared hearty dishes for the wet day ahead.

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Those with a sweet tooth were also satiated at our decadent dessert bar, featuring chocolate ganache tarts, chocolate covered strawberries, and assorted French macarons.

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CATERING VANCOUVER

Live Nation concerts at Deer Lake Park are always a welcome challenge to the Truffles catering team. We love the ability to flex our creative muscles and provide an authentic, local food experience in an environment that thrives on invention and imagination.

To learn more about how the catering team at Truffles Fine Foods can ensure that your event is uniquely memorable, please contact us today. All of our menus are available to view online.

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ONCE UPON A TIME CELEBRATES ITS 100th EPISODE

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Once Upon A Time celebrated its 100th episode with Truffles Fine Foods

Like something out of a fairytale, our team recently created a legendary feast fit for kings, queens, and all the heroes in between. ABC’s Once Upon A Time has famously filmed in the Greater Vancouver area for several years, often transforming downtown Steveston into the fictional village of Storybrooke. The show recently celebrated its 100th episode and commemorated the event in spectacular style at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond.

The order was a tall one as we crafted an exclusive menu for more than 475 guests, including the show’s crew, actors, and VIPs. As guests mingled and reflected on the show’s success, our staff passed around a selection of inventive Hors d’Oeuvres featuring ingredients with undeniably Canadian flavour:

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In between sips of champagne and wine, guests were treated to platters of French macarons to satiate those with a sweet tooth.

Truffles Fine Foods has proudly catered to the cast and crew of Once Upon A Time for more than five years, and in that time we have cultivated a great relationship with each of them. We were honoured to help mark this milestone, and wish them every success for the next 100 episodes!

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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY’S DAFFODIL MONTH

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Truffles Fine Foods is proud to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month

Throughout the month of April, Truffles Fine Foods is proud to once again support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month initiative. By supporting Daffodil Month, we’re helping to raise funds to help those living with cancer while also supporting their families. The Truffles team’s reason is simple: “Cancer impacts everyone in our community, so supporting this cause is something we really care for,” said Fanny Dufour, our Marketing & Business Development Manager.

2016 is the fourth year Truffles has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society, and to honour that our pastry chef has created a delectable Daffodil Shortbread Cookie. Sugary sweet with tangy lemon and a hint of orange in the buttercream, these cookies are a tasty way to let our customers lend their support. Selling for $3 each before tax, $1 from the sale of each cookie will go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

The cookies will be available at our café locations in North Vancouver, at VanDusen Gardens, and in downtown Vancouver throughout the month of April. Symbolic of strength and courage, wearing a daffodil pin is an easy way to show you care. When you stop by one of our locations, be sure to also pick up a daffodil pin with all funds from the sale of pins going directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

For more information, visit the Canadian Cancer Society’s website.

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