As much as I would love to use the old adage that “spring has sprung”, it doesn’t quite seem or feel that way in Vancouver. The temperatures are still cold, it is beyond wet, and either I have completely missed the cherry blossoms, or they have yet to make an appearance. That said, I am hoping for some warmer weather. I mean, April is just around the corner and the Easter long weekend is a couple weeks away! It would be nice to see some sunshine, am I right?Read more “2021 Easter Dinner To Go”
Following what was a successful and highly demanded Valentine’s Day dinner for two menu, we have some really exciting news to announce that will heighten your senses and arouse your taste buds once again! But first, let me ask you the important questions: Have you had trouble visiting your favourite pub? Ever too busy to venture out to purchase your favourite brew? Ever craving your classic pub grub, but can’t seem to get access to it due to our lockdown? Well, friends, this blog post will answer your pressing questions and present you with a tasty solution.Read more “Truffles Meets Dogwood Brewing”
All right, you love bugs, listen up because this one’s for you! We all know how difficult it is to plan the perfect evening during these Covid times. There is uncertainty with dining out, we are limited with how many guests we can see, and given our busy schedules, time is of the essence! Look no further because Truffles Fine Foods has come up with a solution.
If you want to surprise your special someone with a delicious, home-cooked meal but time or cooking skills aren’t in your favour, our Valentine’s Dinner for two has you covered.
There is something in the air this time of year – it is that feeling of hope, of relief, and of promise as we slowly count down the days to the Holiday Season and the New Year. It goes without saying that 2020 has taken us all for a ride. The entire world was turned upside down in an instant with this unprecedented pandemic and just as quickly as our catering teams were planning weddings and other catering events, the cancellations came at lightspeed pace. Yes, there was a lot of uncertainty, and yes, some sacrifices had to be made, unfortunately – not just here at Truffles Fine Foods, but across every industry. With that being said, it is with humble hearts that we bring back our annual tradition of Christmas Dinner To Go.Read more “Christmas Dinner To Go In Vancouver”
With November just around the corner, our culinary team at Truffles Fine Foods has been working incredibly hard in our new commissary kitchen to come up with some creative holiday ideas that should excite and awake your inner foodie. Looking back at this year, 2020 had its share of surprises and challenges that had and still continue to affect us all. Our industry, much like many others, was pushed to its limits; however, it made us think outside our proverbial boxes and plan some carefully thought out menu and food ideas as we see the year out. This year, Truffles Fine Foods is proud to introduce Corporate Holiday Packages for all those who are busy working from home, and gift ideas from baskets to charcuterie and dessert boxes to treat loved ones or those deserving of a surprise.Read more “2020 Food-Related Holiday Gift Ideas”
Hard to believe, but it is the end of September and here I was complaining about how quickly July disappeared on us. As we move into the autumn season where, as we know, in Vancouver can become very grey, wet, and cold, it is hard for us to stay focused on the positives. I know you are dreading the chore of having to dust-off your rain boots and invest in a new umbrella, but I do have some good news on the horizon to share!Read more “An Ideal Thanksgiving Dinner”
Are you looking for convenient and delicious meals to keep you full and satisfied while staying home? We have you covered!
Truffles Fine Foods is providing ‘Heat & Serve’ meals – we deliver quality meals to your doorstep and all you have to do is Heat & Serve!Read more “Heat & Serve Meals – Episode 2”
Christmas is almost here! I just took a look at the calendar today only to realize that Christmas is next week and I haven’t even started my holiday shopping yet. Oops! That said, are you in the festive spirit as much as I am? My tree is up, the lights are out, and the stockings are hanging. All I need now is some snow.. (I know, I know, but it’s been ages since we’ve had snow around Christmas time!).
If you had a chance to read my previous blog post about the Hootenanny over at VanDusen, I’m happy to announce that Anna the Hummingbird and her friends have successfully lifted the Halloween spell! Now, as the season transitions from Fall to Winter, so too does the experience at the Botanical Garden. As the snow begins to cap our local mountains with the sun setting earlier each day, VanDusen has brightened Vancouver once again with their annual Festival of Lights.
VanDusen Festival of Lights
What should you expect this year? If you haven’t seen the light show on Livingstone Lake paired with the music – all choreographed – it is amazing! Worry not, the show happens every 20 minutes, so you have several opportunities to catch the show and have it on your ‘gram.
Carousel rides are another fun family treat for all ages. The ticket you purchase for entry grants you one free ride on the carousel, so be sure to check that out. Santa’s Lodge in the Visitor Centre is another free experience where choirs, bands, and singers perform on select nights. In addition, there is the Fireside Lounge, a Candle Grotto, and many more activities.
Getting hungry? Worry not because the Truffles Cafe and Truffles Hot Drink Hut is open at VanDusen on the regular and available to satisfy your taste buds! Be sure to stop by for some hot beverages or freshly prepared snacks as you see fit.
Planning Your Trip
As per their website, it is strongly encouraged that tickets are purchased ahead of time because it will save you money, bypass the lengthy lineups, and ensure you get through the gates. There is also a maximum number of tickets sold each night to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you plan ahead. The closer to Christmas, the busier it usually gets. If you don’t have any luck online, there will be limited tickets available at the gate and it is suggested that you arrive after 8pm. One tip I tell all my friends is to arrive early as parking is limited in the lot and fills up quickly!
I wish I can start singing, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”, but one would argue that it is still a wee bit too early (or is it?). Planning and preparing for the holiday season, however, does not always need to be saved for the last minute. As I witness every year, there is a mad rush at the malls in the days leading up to Christmas as folk attempt to swipe that extra gift they forgot to buy or the cards they forgot to write. When it comes to meals, I see it happening, too. Grocery stores and supermarkets lack the necessary ingredients you need to pull off your Christmas dinner, and most restaurants are not open on the big day. If you have ever been in that position of hunting down that holiday ham or turkey without much luck, then you know exactly what I am talking about!
Christmas Dinner To Go
There is an annual tradition here at Truffles Fine Foods where our culinary team prepares a delicious Christmas dinner to go for you, your family, and friends. We understand how busy the season can get, so we decided to prepare a traditional meal to save YOU time. Think about it – more time to entertain family and guests, more time to bake your holiday cookies, and more time to sing some carols! Our dinner to go has been a popular request for the past few years as the four-course meal is not just flavourful and filling, but is also prepared fresh and made with the finest ingredients our team can get their hands on.
What’s included? Have a look at this menu:
Served with turkey gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce
Roasted Garlic Mashed Yukon Potatoes
Roasted Root Vegetables
Carrots, parsnip, rutabaga, red onion, and yellow turnip
Cinnamon Apple Rhubarb Pie
This dinner serves up to four people for a reasonable price of $180 (plus tax) and can be ordered from now until December 16th (or until we have reached our capacity). If you are interested, please submit your order to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Orders are available to be picked up at our VanDusen location between December 22nd to 24th.