Archive for January, 2014

If you’re planning a romantic home-cooked  Valentine’s celebration this year, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop can help you do Aphrodite’s work with a wide range of locally-sourced indulgences to make your feast delicious and memorable.

0189dinnerG_468x529This year’s list of treats includes our range of pâtés and confits, bacon-wrapped tenderloins, buttery tender local dry-aged rib-eyes cut to order, and even some of our housemade Cassoulet to give the meal a French flavour. As always, our team will happily help you make your selections and offer expert advice and tips to help to you prepare a Valentine’s Day fit for your Romeo or Juliet.

 Valentine’s Day Ideas from Big Lou’s Butcher Shop

  • Rilettes, pâtés, and confit to start
  • Wrapped tenderloins or dry-aged local beef as stunning centrepiece
  • Housemade Cassoulet as a rich accompanying dish
  • House-smoked bacon, free-run eggs and a wide variety of sausages for breakfast in bed

Big Lou’s is open 7 days a week at 269 Powell St. Find them on the internet at biglousbutchershop.com or call 604-566-9229.



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Interactive dinner to focus on locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and secondary cuts

Big Lous 1On Valentine’s weekend, Karl Gregg of Big Lou’s Butcher Shop will host a special dinner event which will be part speakeasy and part private  party. In a secret 16-seat Gastown location which is being specially transformed for this event, Karl will prepare a four-course dinner highlighting secondary cuts and local seasonal ingredients. While he works from an open kitchen, guests will be encouraged to interact as much as they please with questions about ingredients, recipes, and techniques.

Diners will learn be given the address and directions on the day of the event and seatings will be offered beginning from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets for this dinner are $65 and can be purchased by emailing karl@biglousbutchershop.com or calling Big Lou’s Butcher Shop at 604-566-9229.

Big Lou’s Secret Dinner Menu

Amuse Bouche
Fresh BC Oyster with a mignonette ice

First Course
Big Lou’s Head Cheese
Local pork, parsley, chilies, citrus and made in house at Big Lou’s

Second Course
Buffalo Duo
Handmade Ravioli with braised buffalo in a fresh broth
Buffalo bocconcini cheese with vine ripened tomato, handmade pesto, and salted pine nuts

BC Beef Flank , handmade BC Potato Gnocchi, Wild mushroom Ragout

Fresh Cannoli with seasonal Okanagan fruits, ricotta,

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super bowl 2014 V2Launching an all-star roster of catering options for tasty party entertaining

Though it’s not listed on any official holiday calendars, Superbowl Sunday is one of the  biggest days of the year for sports fans. Again this year, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop has created a lineup of take-home party favourite to fill the Superbowl weekend with delicious local-sourced and hand-crafted flavours.

Big Lou’s Superbowl lineup includes favourites like heat and eat Superbowl Party Packs, Porchetta and Spicy Italian Meatloaf sandwich platters along with some brand-new items like nacho and fried chicken kits, and a delicious Duck Confit Mac & Cheese. Big Lou’s famous chicken wings will also be available—these local, unmedicated wings are available smoked or hot for perfect party

In addition to this menu, all of Big Lou’s classic party platters and specialities like Turduckens will also be available for Superbowl weekend. Call or visit Big Lou’s Butcher Shop to order your locally-sourced Superbowl weekend goodness.

2014 Big Lou’s Butcher Shop Superbowl Lineup

Superbowl Party Pack for 6 or 12

  • chicken wings – smoked or hot wings 5 wings /person
  • pulled pork mac and cheese – house made bbq pulled pork, homemade macaroni and cheese
  • natural beef burger patties – 1 patty /person
  • all beef wieners – 1 wiener per person
  • Sausage roll bites – 2 per person
  • honey garlic pork riblets 5 per person
  • chili con carne 180ml per person

serves 6 for 95$, serves 12 for 180$

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese
big lou’s bbq pulled pork, housemade macaroni and cheese
Large pan (1 kg) $12

Duck Confit Macaroni and Cheese
house made duck confit, wood smoked bacon, handmade sausage
housemade macaroni and cheese
Small Pan $12

Italian Slider Platter
big lou’s spicy italian meatloaf sliders on ciabatta buns with grana padano
20 pieces $36

Free Run Chicken Wings
locally raised non medicated chicken wings, smoked or hot wings

Nacho Kit
a turkey roaster full of tortilla chips with all the fixings: Big Lou’s taco beef,
shredded cheddar and jack cheese, jalapenos, black olives, scallions, sour cream and pico de gallo
serves 6 for $35

Chicken Shack fried chicken kit
1 naturally raised (~5lbs) maple hills chicken, cut (10 pieces) for frying and marinated in buttermilk
our chicken shack seasoned flour for breading

Porchetta Platter
a 5 lb porchetta roasted and ready to serve with baguettes, chimichurri and pickled banana peppers
serves 10 for $79

Also See our menu of meat and cheese platters, contact us for superbowl turducken or ham orders. All items available Jan 31-Feb 2.

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