Specializing in un-synthesized, transparent and natural restaurant quality vacuum packed food to go.
Quince utilizes pure, high quality, farm-based products as much as possible.
The food is produced with the respect of nature and customer in mind. These are the principal driving forces behind Quince. The process is transparent. Everything is made on site by the professional brigade who is visible from the front gallery. The packaging shows the clarity and beauty of our food and the bright green textured labels designed by Sandra Zarkovic draw the food into the shop.
Responding to the seasons and the best of what is available, Quince has an ever changing menu which is cooked to perfection. Designed for the busy home cook, the one step dinner can be purchased or in addition there are many à la carte items to select from, including hors d’oeuvre and dessert.
Food enthusiasts who want the perfect sauce, wine buffs who are shopping for the ultimate pairing, and people who want high quality food for their entertainment evenings at home or away: Quince is the Quince-essential destination.
The staff at Quince is here to assist you not only in product selection, but in cooking techniques and product pairing. Designed with wine in mind, we have the perfect match.
See what foodie blogger Greedy Guts has to say about Quince Express on her blog, the culinary adventures of a greedy guts.
Watch for the black label line indicating luxurious, top of the line and often organic products.
Quince Express Bread and Baked Goods
Following is our Bakery schedule. We take advance orders for any of these items should you need them on a day they are not scheduled.
The following minimums apply if ordering items on days on which they are not scheduled: Buns/Pastries - 2 dozen, Loaves - 6 loaves
Monday: Baguette, Habanero Bread Sticks
Tuesday: Baguette, Country Rye, Currant Rye, Habanero Bread Sticks
Wednesday: Baguette, Country Rye, Raisin Bread, Raisin Buns, Habanero Bread Sticks
Thursday: Baguette, Country Rye, Milk Buns, Habanero Bread Sticks
Fridays:Baguette, Country Rye, Challah
Saturdays: Baguette, Country Rye, Brioche, Cherry Brioche (small)
Daily: Croissants, Muffins, Cookies, Raw Bar
Saturday: Pain au Chocolat and Buttermilk Currant Scones
In the Freezer
Daily: Croissants, Pain au Chocolat
Easy Fine Dining and Entertaining
Our Express line of products comes in three levels, catering to a range of cooking experiences, inclinations or time available:
1. Heat and Serve - these items are designed to be deliciously simple, and include our sauces and Cassis and Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs. All you do is remove the food from the vacuum packed bag, heat in the oven or microwave, arrange artfully on a plate and serve.
2. Finish and Serve - these items are seared on one side or partially cooked, such as the Organic Chicken Breast, or seared fish. All you do is finish them off, using our easy instructions, plate and serve.
3. Cook and Serve - these items have been marinated or prepared, ready for you to grill, bake or boil. They include dishes such as our Chipotle Flat Iron Steak, or our Butternut Squash Ravioli.
Need help with entertaining? We've expanded our repertoire of easy hors d'oeuvre for your convenience. Place your order from our Hors d'Oeuvre List, or call or come in to see what's available today.
Quince Express Product List
*products & prices subject to change & availability
This is a long list of products which are available throughout the summer. If you want to ensure availability please phone ahead to make sure we have it or to place an order from the following list
Select a fish or meat, pick a starch, vegetable and sauce to go with it and - violà! - a beautiful home cooked meal.
Please note, items with a double asterisk (**) just need to be heated and served. All other items come with cooking or finishing instructions.
We try to carry B.C. as much as possible, Lamb from Peace River, and Beef from Kettle Ranch (B.C. Interior) which raises natural beef free from growth hormones and antibiotics.
Cassis and Red Wine Braised Short Ribs**
Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks**
Meatballs in Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce**
Mediterranean Lamb “Osso Bucco” Braised with Chickpeas**
Rhubarb-Rosemary Jelly, Garlic & Black Pepper Marinated Peace River Lamb Chops
Garam Masala Peace River Lamb Chops
Chipotle Marinated Flat Iron Steaks
Quince Jelly Marinated Pork Loin Chop
Espresso and Bourbon Glazed Pork Back Ribs**
Seared Thomas Reid Organic Chicken Breast with Preserved Lemons & Black Olives
Smoked Paprika and Garlic Marinated Thomas Reid Chicken Legs
Cinnamon Marinated Fraser Valley Duck Breast
Fraser Valley Duck Confit
Garam Masala Lamb Skewers (hors d'oeuvres)
Pork Vindaloo Skewers(hors d'oeuvres)
Coconut Red Curry Organic Chicken Satays (hors d'oeuvre)
Tandoori Free Range Chicken Drumettes (hors d'oeuvre)
Wild Dungeness Crab Cakes
Herb, Black Pepper and Garlic Marinated Wild Albacore Tuna
Sumac Spice Tiger Prawn and Scallop Skewers
Mini Wild Dungeness Crab Cakes** (hors d’oeuvre)
Oyama Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops (hors d’oeuvre)
Frozen Wild Albacore Tuna Skewers (hors d’oeuvre) ,
Sumac Spiced Tiger Prawns (hors d’oeuvre)
Garlic Mash Potatoes**
Mushroom, Leek or Beet Risotto**
Hand Crafted Pasta and Tortas (Pies)
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Dungeness Crab Ravioli
Duck Confit Ravioli
Meat and Ricotta Lasagna**
Hand Made Potato Gnocchi
Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Torta
Butternut Squash, Roasted Pear Torta
Ricotta, Goat Cheese, Parmesan Canneloni in Tomato Sauce**
Roasted Root Vegetables**
Raspberry Glazed Beets**
Narinder's Chickpea Masala**
Vegetarian Bean Chili**
Beet and New Potato
Thai Coconut Red Curry Snapper
New Potato and Leek
Organic Chicken Noodle
Garam Masala Squash
Hot & Sour Duck Soup
Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
Brown Walnut & Sage Brown Butter (Ravioli Sauce)
Duck Confit Ravioli Sauce
Hamachi Dipping Sauce
Saffron Citrus Sauce
Bourbon Espresso BBQ Sauce
Citrus Fennel Sauce for Crab Ravioli
Organic Chicken Stock
Roasted Duck Stock
Desserts and Pastry
Single Malt Scotch Dark Chocolate Pudding
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Passion Fruit Mousse
Griottes a la Liqueur (cherries in Kirsch)
Pate Brisée - Flaky Pie Dough
Pate Sucre - Sweet Dough
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Double Chocolate Cookie Dough
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough
Croissant - fresh and frozen (u bake)
Pain au Chocolate - fresh and frozen (u bake)
German Chocolate Walnut Brownie
Lemon Pound Cake
Assorted Frangipane Tarts
Local, Seasonal Fruit Pies (u bake)
Quince Raw Bar
Baguette Crostini with sea salt
Rye Currant Crisps
Puff Pastry Squares
...try these with our crostini and Quince Jelly and Membrillo.
We carry the following local cheeses:
The Farm House Cheeses and cheeses from The Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, as well as Quebec L'Hercules de Charlevois and Roaring Forties Blue Cheese from Tasmania.
Quince Cappuccino & Lunch Express
This menu changes daily but always includes soup du jour, salad, sandwiches, paninis, and a special lunch item.
For Today's Menu go to The Quince Essentials, or call us at (604) 731-4645.
Sandwiches and paninis are made using Quince made breads
Salad changes daily
At Quince we support the use of non-disposables. All pick-up caterings are therefore plated on ceramic platters. In the case of hot food, we will plate on trays which go directly into the oven with ceramic platters on the side. Please note that there is a non-refundable platter charge based on the dollar value of your order.