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Summer Platter Party

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Elevate Your Summer Parties with Platters

Summer parties are the perfect occasion to impress your guests with stunning platters filled with an array of flavours. From vibrant fruit and cheese platters to decadent charcuterie boards, these culinary creations can elevate your gatherings to new heights.

Visual Delight: Platters captivate with their presentation. Choose sturdy wooden boards or elegant slate slabs as a base and arrange an assortment of colourful fruits, vegetables, cured meats, cheeses, nuts, and dips. Incorporate fresh herbs, edible flowers, and garnishes to enhance the visual appeal.

Vibrant Fruit Platters: Refresh your guests with a variety of seasonal fruits. Arrange juicy watermelon, succulent berries, tangy citrus, and exotic tropical fruits in an eye-catching manner. Consider adding a fruit dip or yogurt sauce for extra flavour.

Tempting Cheese Platters: A classic addition to any gathering, cheese platters offer a mix of flavours. Include both soft and hard varieties and pair them with artisanal crackers, crusty bread, cured meats, fresh fruits, olives, and nuts. Add honey, chutneys, or fig spreads for sweetness.

Irresistible Charcuterie Boards: Create an indulgent experience with a variety of cured meats like prosciutto, salami, and chorizo. Pair them with gourmet cheeses, bread or crackers, pickles, mustard, and dried fruits. Enhance the elegance with cornichons and colorful berries.

Customizable Platters: Cater to diverse preferences with customizable platters. Offer a "build-your-own" concept where guests can assemble their own platters with bases, proteins, vegetables, sauces, and condiments. This interactive option fosters creativity and engagement.

Make your own Summer Sangria. See our recipe below!

This summer, impress your out of town guests with visually stunning and mouthwatering platters made with local Vancouver suppliers. Whether it's vibrant fruit and cheese platters, decadent charcuterie boards, or customizable creations, these culinary delights will elevate your Vancouver summer parties and create unforgettable experiences.  


WINE: As the world’s third largest wine producer, Spaniards would absolutely insist that you choose a decent Spanish red for your sangria. (Rioja wine is the popular choice, which typically features garnacha and/or tempranillo grapes.)  But no need to splurge on an expensive bottle. Sangria is the perfect way to gussy up any inexpensive or leftover wine that you might have on hand.

BRANDY: This is the spirit most commonly added to Spanish sangria recipes. But if you don’t have any on hand, feel free to sub in cognac or orange liqueur instead.

FRUIT: The standard three fruits you will see most often in Spain are oranges, lemons and green apples. But as I mention below, feel free to also add in other juicy fruits that you happen to have on hand.

CINNAMON STICK: Yep, cinnamon! This was a fun surprise moving to Spain — there’s almost always a cinnamon stick floating in every pitcher of sangria here, and I love the subtle hint of warming spice that it adds.

SUGAR: Feel free to add as much sweetener to your sangria you would like. Sugar or brown sugar is standard here in Spain (melted into a simple syrup, with equal parts boiling water and sugar). But feel free to use maple syrup or honey for a natural alternative.

BUBBLES: Totally up to you if you would like to make your sangria a bit fizzy! We prefer a little sparkle to our Sangaria, but feel free to top your glasses off with a light soda (such as Sprite, La Casera or ginger ale) or sparkling water just before serving. 


  1. Chop your fruit: Dice the orange, lemon and green apple into evenly-sized pieces.
  2. Stir everything together: Combine the diced fruit, wine, brandy, the juice of one orange, and a cinnamon stick together in a large pitcher.
  3. (Optional) Add sweetener: If you prefer a sweeter sangria, feel free to add in a tablespoon or two of sweetener at a time until the sangria reaches your desired level of sweetness.
  4. Cover and refrigerate: Pop the pitcher in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours before serving, in order to let those flavors meld together.
  5. Serve: Then serve the sangria over ice, topping off each glass with a splash of bubbly soda (or sparkling water) if desired.