With Christmas almost one week away, the time to start your holiday dinner preparations (if you haven’t done so already) is NOW.
Luckily, there’s a local one-stop shop to cover everything you need for your holiday celebrations.
The Heights. Photo: Cioffi's.
Located in the heart of Burnaby Heights, Cioffi's Meat Market & Deli is the most authentic (and simply the best) of its kind that you'll find in Metro Vancouver. With its old world charm and atmosphere, this Italian and European grocery store has been serving the thousands of families that shop there every week for over 20 years.
Meat Market & Deli Selections. Photo: Cioffi's.
You’re sure to find all of the delicacies and ingredients you need to prepare your family’s holiday feast among Cioffi’s huge selection of both local and European cheeses, deli meats, and other charcuterie board items.
The market contains fresh selections such as triple cream truffle brie, drunken manchego, smoked gouda, cambazola, swiss raclette, aged piave, fennel salami, spicy calabrian sopressata, quince jam, marinated Mediterranean olives, and truffle Marcona almonds for your charcuterie board.
Burrata — a soft mozzarella filled with cream — is flown in fresh weekly and is a charcuterie must-have. Add in some Peruvian Sweety drop peppers, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, then serve with crostini — and you’ve got a charcuterie board that is sure to impress at the dinner table!
Fresh local black and white truffles — paired with veal scaloppine with fresh papardelle pasta — will make for a great addition to your New Year’s Eve celebration.
Kobe Steak. Photo: Cioffi's.
If you’d rather have someone else do the cooking this year, you can have your holiday meal prepared by the skilled chefs from Cioffi’s Cucina. Select your choice of turkey — with stuffing and all the trimmings — or opt for a custom menu by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Cioffi’s Cucina is also available on Skip the Dishes.
Cioffi’s carries local specialty free range JD Farms turkey, along with stuffed turkey rolls, fresh turkey pieces, and house-made turkey sausage.
If turkey isn’t your thing, you can order any alternative specialty meat of your choice. The possibilities are literally endless, including free range and organic chicken, lamb chops or lamb rack, fresh Japanese Kobe steak, Wagyu beef, milk-fed veal chops, AAA prime rib, dry aged organic ribeye, goose, rabbit, duck legs, Korabuta, and Berkshire pork.
Holiday Gift Basket. Photo: Cioffi's.
For a great last minute gift idea, pick up one of Cioffi’s holiday gift baskets filled with local and European specialty products — and lots of Italian products, of course! Gift baskets can be customized and filled with your choice of specialty items from Cioffi’s, such as extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pasta and pasta sauces, dry-cured meats, cheeses, biscotti, coffee, chocolates, panettone, and much more.
Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and until 3 p.m. on Sundays) throughout the week. For holiday hours and more info, visit cioffisgroup.com.