Inspirations

TRUFFLES’ SOUS-CHEF TO WIN CHOPPED CANADA

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The Truffles Fine Foods‘ team watched the Food Network last February 6th to watch its Jr. Sous Chef, Josh Karbelnik, become the new champion on Chopped Canada.

Josh stepped behind the stoves to face four chefs before an all-star rotating panel of three expert Chopped Canada judges. Armed with skill and ingenuity, the competitors race against the clock to turn the mystery ingredients from their iconic baskets into an extraordinary three-course meal. Course-by-course, the judges decide which competitor host Brad Smith will “chop” from the competition until only the winner remains.

The Chopped Canada Episode

In episode five of Chopped Canada – “Cooking with Courage” – Josh strived at presenting a creative menu that included a Carribean chicken patty, a deconstructed scotch egg and myrtle blueberry ice cream. Watch the full episode here.

Josh brings a well-honed fine dining background to the competition. He spent several years studying at Niagara College prior to working at North 44 under the culinary tutelage of Sash Simpson and Mark McEwen (of Top Chef). He then shifted to Zest Restaurant in the heart of Niagara and begun training under David Watt until a tragic accident cost him two of his fingers. Not to be detered by this setback, it was his true passion for the culinary world that drove Josh to continue to pursue his career and he begun to retrain with the help of Bocuse competitor, Scott Jager of Pear Tree Restaurant in Burnaby, and we’re glad he did! 

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Events & Celebrations

PLAN THE ULTIMATE VALENTINE’S DAY

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Let our Truffles team help you make your Valentine’s Day Dinner incredible!  Order our Valentine’s Day Dinner To-Go and let us take care of the details so you can enjoy a romantic evening for only $125 (plus tax)!

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Starters 

Creamy Field Mushroom Soup
Finished with a truffle essence

 &

Fresh Arugula Salad
With roasted candy beets, orange segments, fresh berries and glazed pecans in a citrus vinaigrette

Choice of Entrées

Seared Beef Tenderloin
Topped with goat cheese and Pancetta bacon in a balsamic red wine reduction 

or

 Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast
With tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella stuffing in a balsamic red wine reduction

Accompanied by

 Lemon Thyme Risotto
&
Charred kohlrabi and shimeji mushroom mélange

Dessert
Heart Shaped Chocolate Ganache Torte for Two

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Please note: orders must be placed by Thursday, February 11th to ensure pickup at any of our four locations on Saturday or Sunday *New Westminster to be decided.

Email requests can be sent to MaryAnn Alteen at info@trufflesfinefoods.com.

Orders require a 50% deposit to complete AND are not complete until you have spoken to MaryAnn.

Participating locations: VanDusen Kitchen   *   Davie St.   *   New Westminster   *  North Vancouver

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