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Christmas Dinner To Go In Vancouver

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.

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Our Traditional Christmas Dinner

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:

Roasted Turkey
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 info@trufflesfinefoods.com 

Orders are available to be picked up at our VanDusen location between December 22nd to 24th. 

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Holiday Memories In The Making

It is almost the holiday season – the time to be jolly, folks! I am not sure about you, but to me, it felt like November just fast-forwarded its way to December and now we are all on the eve of celebrating the holidays. After surviving the madness of Black Friday shopping, I can finally step back and breath a little. Throughout town, I have been noticing that decorations are starting to adorn the interiors of stores and the pretty lights are adding a unique glow to our rain-soaked city – which is a definite sight for sore eyes. Are you feeling festive yet? Getting ready to immerse yourself with the holiday spirit? If you need some convincing, let me extend a lifeline your way!

 

Christmas Dinner To Go

That is right, friends! It is back! Fire and foremost, thank you to all of you for making our Thanksgiving Dinner To Go a hit. We received more orders than I can count and the feedback we have gotten have all been very positive, so thank you!

Shifting gears and calibrating ourselves for the annual Christmas dinner, Truffles Fine Foods is proud to offer another dinner to go. This year, we are featuring a delicious four-course dinner for four, prepared fresh by our culinary team for a very reasonable price.

What is on the menu?

 

Sliced Boneless Turkey

Served with turkey gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce

Butternut Yam Purée

Garnished with toasted nuts & Canadian maple syrup

Steamed Vegetable Medley

Carrots, green beans, cauliflower and broccoli

Chocolate Pecan Pie

 

That is right, folks! If you missed out on our famed turkey dinner, or if you are in need for seconds, we are bringing it back! This dinner also comes with the all the obligatory sides you would expect to experience at a traditional Christmas meal – don’t you just love comfort food? To top it all off, our rich and decadent chocolate pecan pie will round-off your meal leaving you in gastronomic bliss. If you are interested, I encourage you to visit our page to place an order. Like all awesome things in life, our quantities are not infinite. We will be taking orders until the 21st of December, or until we are fully booked.

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Memories In The Making This Season

On the topic of the holidays, we know that making memories is something we all cherish during the festive season. If you need just a little more convincing on why choosing Truffles Fine Foods to deliver on your Christmas dinner is a good idea, why not see our team at work? Check out this video of our culinary team preparing a tasting menu to lucky patrons at our downtown location, or feel free to visit one of our convenient locations.

We all know how stressful preparing a big, Christmas meal can be – especially with everything else happening (you know – the shopping, the wrapping, the decorating, the in-laws, etc.), so why not let Truffles Fine Foods help alleviate some of that stress by preparing for you a delicious meal. Let us help you create memories you and your guests will not forget this Christmas!

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VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER-TO-GO

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Create an Unforgettable Evening with Valentine’s Day Dinner-To-Go

YOU CAN SLICE IT OR DICE IT in a hundred different ways, but there’s no denying that food and love are undeniably bound together. Famed English writer Virginia Woolf once said: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Truffles Fine Foods wants to ensure that you and your beloved think well, love well, and sleep well on Valentine’s Day by first dining well. With all the preparation and planning that can go into Valentine’s Day (don’t forget the flowers!), designing an unforgettable evening can be both time-consuming and creatively draining. Share your love over beautifully-crafted plates in the cozy comfort of your own home by ordering Truffles’ Valentine’s Day Dinner-To-Go meal. This year’s menu is thoughtfully designed and will tantalize even the most discerning of palates.

The Valentine’s Day Dinner-To-Go is prepared for parties of two and costs $85 (before tax).

 

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER FOR TWO

Appetizer

BABY LETTUCE GREEN AND SNOW PEA SALAD
Crisp pancetta and pecorino cheese with essence of mint and a lemon thyme vinaigrette

Entrée
Choose between: 

CHATEAUBRIAND
Beef filet grilled to perfection, served with a bouquetière of baby vegetables,
rosemary chèvre bread pudding, and wild mushroom demi-glace 

OR

AROMATIC SQUASH RAVIOLI
Served with roasted wild mushrooms, whole pecans, and a sage-pecan truffle emulsion

Dessert

CHOCOLATE GANACHE HEART
Hand-crafted truffles with passion fruit and Grand Marnier purée

Ordering Guide:

Contact Katrina MacIntyre – cafe@trufflesfinefoods.com – 604-505-4961 ext. 2.
Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, February 9, 2016* and meals may be picked up on February 13th or 14th after 11am at one of Truffles’ four locations (VanDusen Kitchen, Downtown Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver).

   *Please note that we will only book a certain amount of orders so book early!
 * Orders require a 50% deposit to complete

 

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS HOLIDAY EVENT PACKAGE

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Create a memorable experience with the Festival of Lights Holiday Event Package

Capture the magic of the holiday season amongst the twinkle and glow of VanDusen Gardens’ Festival of Lights. This holiday event package allows you to create a memorable experience for your guests at one of Vancouver’s most spectacular events of the holiday season. With an exclusively-designed menu, an event space that’s tastefully decorated inside VanDusen Gardens’ Visitor Centre, and entry tickets to the Festival of Lights event, our team looks forward to welcoming your guests for an unforgettable celebration.

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VENUE

This holiday event package starts at $3,500 and includes the decorated venue space, tables, chairs, 100 entry tickets into VanDusen Festival of Lights, SOCAN fee and liaison staff. The venue is yours from 2:00 pm until midnight.

CATERING

Truffles Fine Foods’ catering team has designed an inventive seasonal menu. You can choose between four catering packages:

Cocktail Reception

Make the evening merry and bright as canapés are warmly served throughout the room, the perfect choice for a casual come-and-go event allowing your guests to mingle. The Cocktail Reception option is available for up to 150 guests and starts at $40 per person* including food, rentals, table décor, and staffing. This package features some of the following items:

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[list_item icon=”ss-check”]Mini Christmas Dinners featuring slices of turkey topped with cranberry chutney on crisp pieces of stuffing[/list_item]
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Cocktail Dinner Party

The best of both worlds, this sophisticated combination of passed canapés and wholesome platters replaces a traditional sit-down dinner. The Cocktail Dinner Party option is available for up to 150 guests and starts at $60 per person* including food, rentals, table décor, and staffing. This package features some of the following items:

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[list_item icon=”ss-check”]Smoked Salmon Platter with thinly sliced smoked salmon, red onion, dill, capers, cream cheese, served with a selection of breads[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-check”]Local Artisan Meat and Cheese Platter four types of charcuterie and local B.C. Valleys cheeses, accompanied with house made sweet preserves, pickled components and artisan crackers[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”ss-check”]Sesame Crusted Albacore Tuna, served on a skewer and drizzled with wasabi mayo[/list_item]
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Gourmet Buffet Dinner

A traditional choice that captures the cordial character of a family-style dinner, this menu features something for all tastes and preferences. The Gourmet Buffet Dinner option is available for up to 150 guests and starts at $70 per person* including food, rentals, table décor, and staffing. This package features some of the following items:

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[list_item icon=”ss-check”]Chocolate Ganache Cake with a crème anglaise, lime, and raspberries[/list_item]
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Elegant Plated Dinner

This exceptional formal dinner choice beautifully showcases our chef’s expertise in fine dining. The Elegant Plated Dinner option is available for up to 120 guests and starts at $120 per person* including food, rentals, table décor, and staffing. This package features some of the following items:

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[list_item icon=”ss-check”]Grilled New York Steak with herbed fingerling potatoes and green beans[/list_item]
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*Catering packages do not include alcohol, taxes or gratuity. Menu items may be customized.

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Liquor Service

Truffles Fine Foods is a fully-licensed catering company. Our price guide starts at:

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Contact Information

Availability for this Holiday Event Package is limited from December 2 – 15, 2016, so book early to secure your date.
Please contact VanDusen Gardens first for booking inquiries.

Booking Inquiries:
Jennifer Cooper
Facility Rentals
VanDusen Botanical Garden
604-257-8661
VanDusenRentals@vancouver.ca

Catering Inquiries:
Fanny Dufour
Sales Manager
Truffles Fine Foods Catering
604-505-4961 ext. 7
fanny@trufflesfinefoods.com

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TRUFFLES + FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS CONTEST!

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Win tickets to the Festival of Lights with Truffles Fine Foods and light up your December!

Get the holidays started in style and get into the festive spirit at the annual Festival of Lights celebration. Enter to win tickets to this year’s #VanDusenFOL!

Here’s the deal:

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to this spectacular, annual holiday event.  One lucky winner will receive access to the Festival of Lights as well as a gift certificate to our Truffles Kitchen at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens.

To enter:

All you need to do is use paste the following message (and make sure you include the hashtag #VanDusenFOL), and share on any of our social media feeds:

Ho Ho Ho! The Holidays are here with Truffles Fine Foods #VanDusenFOL

Find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and win a night out on us.

Contest closes Saturday, December 5th and the winner will be announced on Sunday.  Good luck!

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