Some of the best things in life arrive fully assembled, such as motorcycles and newborn babies. Get dinner pre-put together with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of gourmet-to-go fare from The Lazy Gourmet in Kitsilano.
Founded as a catering and events company specializing in the casual elegance of West Coast living, The Lazy Gourmet offers a takeout menu of signature preprepared meals and sweets that reflects the company's ongoing commitment to using fresh, local ingredients and sustainable methods. Inspired by go-to staples from The Lazy Gourmet's ever-changing catering menu, the kitchen's lineup of fine frozen fare includes appetizers such as pecan-crusted chicken bites, each one sporting a bourbon-and-spiced-honey reduction ($28 for a dozen), and wild-mushroom risotto balls, which, like the earth, ooze from the centre with fontina cheese ($32 for a dozen).
For heartier appetites, entrees include The Lazy Gourmet's signature shepherd's pie, meat lasagna with house-ground beef and three cheeses, and sweet hawaiian meatballs with pineapple ($21 each, serves 2-3). The kitchen's twist on mac 'n' cheese dresses up that comforting standard with truffle oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, and a perfectly tailored tuxedo. Holding itself to high standards of sustainability and eco-friendliness, The Lazy Gourmet maintains memberships with Ocean Wise and the Green Table Network.