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”
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.
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”
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”
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.
Celebrity chef and Food Network host, Guy Fieri was once quoted saying: “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” I cannot agree more. And, when it comes to a wedding, the meal served at your reception is what all your guests look forward to – after the ceremony, of course.
The reception is the time and place where friends and family gather, chatter amongst themselves, share stories and fond memories of you, and have many laughs over the speeches delivered. What stands out the most, however, with any reception is the meal (barring any embarrassing stories, of course). I have been to several weddings where the food quality ranged from amazing to mediocre – and those impressions are what guests take away from their night. If they leave hungry, or something tasted off, you’ll hear about it for years to come! To prevent this from happening at your reception, allow me to propose Truffles Fine Foods.
Planning Your Menu
During your wedding planning process, you have to narrow down your budget. Putting aside the cost of photographers, makeup, the decor, DJ, and venue, you need to establish how much you’re willing to pay for food while taking into consideration the number of guests in attendance.
At Truffles Fine Foods, we marry convenience and luxury by offering the finest in ingredients, gastronomical creations, and options that work with the budget you have established.
Here are three pricing packages to get you started (all with 30 guests minimum):
$40 per plate
2 Sides & 2 Salads
$50 per plate
3 Sides & 3 Salads
$60 per plate
1 Chef Station
3 Sides & 3 Salads
We also offer additional add-on options where you can pick and choose from 3 hors d’oeuvres, and/or dessert platters. The flexibility of our pricing for the amount of options found on our menu gives you the freedom to better plan your wedding reception meal while working within your budget. Our culinary team can also substitute dishes for individuals who have dietary restrictions.
Finding The Perfect Wedding Venue
Searching for venues can be stressful at times. Will there be enough seated space? Do they have their own kitchen? Is there parking for your guests? Taking these questions into consideration, I encourage you to visit our venues page. Truffles Fine Foods has partnered with several locations who have worked closely with our culinary team to deliver successful parties, meetings, and wedding receptions. From the picturesque UBC Boathouse to the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery, we pride ourselves on delivering the finest of foods in all venues to make your wedding reception a memorable one.
So, how about it? Let us worry about the food and venue. Reach out to us, let us know what your preferences are and we’ll take it from there! Our team of experts will work with you to make your special day all the more special.
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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PUT THE EASE IN SEASON WITH OUR CHRISTMAS CATERING MENUS
Frosted window panes, sparkling lights on trees, and holly jolly tunes on the radio: there’s no denying that Christmas is on its way! As the autumn season blends beautifully into the holidays, so too do Truffles’ inspiring seasonal event menus. Our team is gearing up for the exciting season ahead, and look forward to catering your event – whether it’s a corporate Christmas party for 500 guests or an intimate dinner for four.
Each menu is thoughtfully tailored to highlight our region’s local, freshly-harvested offerings. Led by Truffles’ head Chef, the catering team has created a stunning selection of appetizers, featured dishes, and mouth-watering desserts. We are also pleased to suggest wine and cocktail pairings to enhance your guests’ culinary experience. We will work with you to customize your menu to suit your event’s needs, as well as provide for any particular dietary preferences.
As the holiday season approaches, we are proud to present two unique Christmas catering options:
- A fully-catered dinner with Truffles’ staff on site at your home, office, or selected venue, featuring either hors d’oeuvres or a buffet dinner; or
- SOLD OUT! Christmas Dinner-To-Go
Here’s a sneak peek at the colourful dishes our team has created for 2016:
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[list_item icon=”ss-check”]AAA Angus Beef Striploin, cooked and rested to perfection, served with flavourful horseradish, Dijon, and port wine reduced jus[/list_item]
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[list_item icon=”ss-check”]Roasted Beet Salad with local goat cheese, candied pecans, and a baby dill garnish[/list_item]
Guests with an undeniable sweet tooth with have their appetites satiated at our buffet dinner. Our pastry team has designed a festive assortment of cakes and tarts, beautifully accompanied by a fresh fruit platter.
To view all of Truffles’ Christmas catering menu options, please visit our Seasonal Menu page.
Truffles Fine Foods is also excited to offer an incredible package to celebrate the very best of the season. The Festival of Lights Holiday Event Package was designed to create a memorable experience for your guests at one of Vancouver’s most spectacular events of the holiday season! This package features an exclusively-designed menu, a tastefully-decorated event space inside VanDusen Gardens’ Visitor Centre, and entry tickets to the Festival of Lights event. Leave all of the work to our team and give your guests a celebration they won’t soon forget.
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EASTER DINNER TO GO FOR FOUR
Let our Truffles team help you make your family Easter Dinner stress-free and memorable. Order our Easter Dinner-To-Go and let us take care of the details so you can enjoy your long weekend with family & friends.
$125 (plus tax)
Mezze for 4
Sliced Genoa Salami and Prosciutto, Grilled Pepper and Zucchini,
Marinated Mushroom, Cubed Feta, Artichoke, Olives, Crackers,
Flatbread and Dips
Sunchoke, Jicama and Baby Frisée Salad
With toasted sesame dressing and sunflower seeds
Mains / Choice of:
Pan Seared Skin on Seabass
With vanilla bean and parsnip puree with fresh sorrel beurre blanc
Star Anise and Cinnamon Dusted Lamb Sirloin
With coconut taro mash with a blackberry and red wine reduction
Both accompanied with a Spring mélange
Fresh seasonal mascaraed berries layered between lady fingers and a vanilla Frangelico cream
– Orders must be placed by 12pm Wednesday March 23rd to ensure pickup at any of our four locations on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th
– Orders require a 50% deposit.
– Participating locations: VanDusen Kitchen * Davie St. * New Westminster * North Vancouver
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