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Couples from across metro Vancouver have known for years that the best kept-secret for a romantic date is at VanDusen Gardens. Last summer, Truffles Café, located in the newly expanded visitors centre, offered up romantic picnic baskets. This year, Truffles is taking it another step further, introducing a charcuterie platter.
The growing trend in Vancouver’s food scene are small plates and charcuterie. Perhaps it is because of our laid back approach and lifestyle that the trend continues to grow in popularity at many of the hottest locations serving up the new and preferred format of dining for couples.
“In Europe, we have always eaten this way,” explains Truffle’s executive chef, Reto Ballat. “It’s relaxed and civilized.”
The new charcuterie platter includes Prosciutto and Genoa Salami, and a rotating selection of cheeses which could include Brie, smoked cheddar and aged Parmesan. Also served with the platter are fresh grapes, dried fruit, artisan biscuits and candied pecans, making the serving big enough for two people.
A romantic date isn’t complete without a glass of wine, and with Truffles new license, they are now offering a selection of BC wine, beer, and cider.
“It’s how I, and my friends, like to eat” says Truffles Café Manager Scott Arnold. “I can imagine people sitting on our patio, looking out at the fantastic view of VanDusen, lingering over the Charcuterie Platter with Wine for a light lunch, or at the end of a hectic work day. You don’t even know you’re in the middle of a bustling city.”
The charcuterie platter is $18 and glasses of wine start at $8. Order both the platter and two glasses of wine and the price is just $28 (saving $6).
If you have an anniversary, birthday, or other special day coming up and want to surprise your significant other, head to VanDusen Gardens and give the new charcuterie platter with wine a try… you’ll be glad you did.
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