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GOODS: Lazy Gourmet Moves Into Summer With Dessert Jars, Guacamole Bar, & More

The Lazy Gourmet is located at 1605 West 5th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-734-2507 | www.lazygourmet.ca
The Lazy Gourmet is located at 1605 West 5th Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-734-2507 | www.lazygourmet.ca

The GOODS from Lazy Gourmet

Vancouver, BC | Made-to-order dishes, cocktails, and dessert jars are just a few highlights in The Lazy Gourmet’s new 2013 spring and summer catering menu. “This year, what we really wanted to highlight was how fresh catering can be,” explains Kevin Mazzone, General Manager of The Lazy Gourmet. “Our chefs are working hard in the background to create every canapé and dish, but our guests often don’t see this. Therefore, for example, instead of just having chips and salsa sitting on a table, why not do something different like a made-to-order guacamole bar? People enjoy customizing, and it’s very interactive.” In addition to the guacamole bar, The Lazy Gourmet is introducing a taco bar, where guests can make their own tacos with barbeque-marinated pork or chicken. Other new items include one-bite appetizers such as the Greek cucumber cups with black olive dust, sweet Thai chili fish cakes with lemongrass shallot relish, tuna poke on toasted nori crackers with radish matchstick and sprout, beef sausage with sourkraut and mustard on crispy herb spaetzle, and crispy cauliflower sliders. Food in jars continues to be a popular trend with guests. Three new desserts include coconut cream, lemon meringue, and apple pear mason jar pies.

“As a fully approved and liquor licensed catering company, we were excited to develop brand new cocktails for our clients to enjoy,” adds Mazzone. “Anything is possible as the license allows us to fully manage our client beverage program. From creating cocktail recipes specific to their event, to transporting, selling, and returning everything at the end of the night. New cocktails include our vodka strawberry basil lemonade and gin bliss drinks.” For more information about The Lazy Gourmet and its new menu, please visit www.lazygourmet.ca.

About The Lazy Gourmet

Specializing in truly contagious hospitality while showcasing the finest in local ingredients and outstanding quality, The Lazy Gourmet strives to be Vancouver’s premiere caterer and event company. Our services’ encompass everything from morning baking to fully produced sit down dinners for 800. Quality ingredients, sustainability and the highest level of service have been ingrained in the DNA of the company since 1979 when owner, Susan Mendelson opened its doors as Vancouver’s first catering company.

After a 30-year tenure of delighting Vancouver with a bistro and up to four locations at one time, we now focuses on catering and producing events. Our take out program consists of items such as our house-made lasagna, cookie dough and other specialty items.

Sustainability is one of the main pillars in our philosophy and includes making sure that everything we do has the environment in mind. This means that everything in the front and back of house has a plan of action to reduce our carbon footprint and make sure that the items we serve our guests are local and the best quality. Being a part of the Ocean Wise program helps us regulate the seafood items we use and The Green Table Network assists in reducing the energy we consume and products we use that have a negative impact on the world around us.

The story our food tells is one rooted in true West Coast flavors spanning the past 30 years of food culture in Vancouver. Using only the finest ingredients we find local suppliers that can guarantee its freshness and eco-friendliness.

The secret to the Lazy Gourmet’s success is our people and their drive for un-compromised excellence. We are a tough and determined group who work to ensure that we always remain true to our origins.

These origins can be found in Susan Mendelson herself, as she is vigorous and graciously generous. This has created a robust and seasoned staff whose single-mindedness for quality and contagious hospitality is as distinctive and inviting as Vancouver itself.