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Big Lous 6 Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is your one stop for holiday feasting

Stocking a wide range of locally-raised poultry, roasts and culinary gift ideas

Once again this year, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is working closely with local farms and suppliers to offer an enormous range of delicious local poultry, seasonal roasts and great food gift ideas so that our customers can have a holiday season filled with great taste. From fantastic unmedicated turkeys from Two Rivers Meats or Rossdown Farms to gift baskets and culinary stocking stuffers, Big Lou’s is the destination for lovers of artisanal meats and butchery.

Responding to many requests last year, we’ve added a number of smaller roast options for smaller families and celebrations including smaller boneless Turduckens, boneless stuffed Turkey roasts AAA Prime Rib Roasts.

For those looking for gifts for home chefs and food lovers, we’ve expanded our gift range with new products like specialty maple syrups, truffle oils, bourbon sherry vinegar, verjus and our own housemade seasoning salts. We’re also offering $75 gift baskets which include charcuterie from Big Lou’s and Two Rivers Meats mixed with some of our favourite cheeses, housemade patés, rillettes and terrines. We also have Gift Certificates available if you’d prefer to leave the shopping to the gift getter.

Our complete Turkey Dinners will be available by pre-order for those who want to leave the cooking to us. From the 21st to 24th, they are available fully cooked including the turkey for $175. For dinners on the 25th, they will be available with fully cooked sides and they turkey ready for the oven for $150.

Big Lou’s 2012 Holiday Pricing: 

  • Turduckens – 4lb and 8lb boneless $15/lb
  • Turduckens — 14-20lb $14/lb (wing and leg bones in)
  • Big Lou’s Turduckens are made with Rossdown Farms Turkey and Chicken, Yarrow Meadows Duck, and Fraser Valley Pork Sausage.
  • Stuffed Boneless Turkey Breast Roasts $11.99/lb
  • Boneless Fraser Valley Hams $8.25/lb
  • Rossdown Turkeys $4.69 /lb (fresh)
  • Two Rivers Meats Turkeys $4.99 /lb fresh (before December 15th) $5.29/lb (after)
  • AAA Prime Rib Roasts 3lb+  $12.99/lb
  • Yarrow Meadows Farms ducks and geese and Thiessen Farms ducks are also available by request for traditional European feasts.

Make sure you also pick up some of Big Lous’s trimming like turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, housemade stuffing or sausage stuffing to help make this dinner your best ever.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell St. and is open 7 days a week from 10-6. If you have questions regarding your Christmas needs, call (604) 566-9229 or email info@biglousbutchershop.com to consult with someone from the Big Lou’s team.

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2 chefs artworkFive courses of comforting traditions from the family kitchen

With the spirit of the Holidays in the air, Two Chefs and a Table is readying for its next Wine Drinker Dinner with a distinctly family-oriented theme. On Thursday December 6th, Dishes our Grandparents Taught Us will feature a multi-course meal of dishes that the Two Chefs team first learned in their family kitchens.

Grandparents’ houses are most often remembered warmly, and it’s no surprise that the five-course menu includes comforting selections like Oxtail Soup, Fried Chicken and Braised Chuck Steak. Of course, in this city of immigrants, the cuisines represented span Southeast Asian Satays, to French and Italian and even the classic Canadiana of a Maple Pecan Tart.

Dishes Our Grandparents Taught Us Menu:

First Course: Local Oxtail Soup – French style vegetables, herb dumpling
Second course: Pork Satay — peanut and chili with greens
Third course: Maple hills Fried Chicken – crispy fried chicken, spicy salt
Entrée Course: Braised local chuck steak – mirepoix ravioli, roasted broth
Dessert: Maple Pecan Tart

Each course will be served with a paired wine or cocktail and the dinner is $75 per person, tax and gratuity not included. To reserve call 778-233-1303 or email info@twochefsandatable.com.

Two Chefs and a Table is located in Railtown at 305 Alexander St. and online at www.twochefsandatable.com. Follow Two Chefs and a Table on Twitter @2chefsandatable and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/twochefsandatable.

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