Heading to Lumbermens Arch for a romantic picnic, or spreading a blanket
at Second Beach?
We recommend you forgo soggy fish and chips this time, and bring your
basket to the new Italian deli Cardero
Bottega nestled in the West End off Denman.
Owned by the former New York consular chef to Pamela Wallen, this pretty
little deli is stocked with all the goods youd find on The Drive,
without the cross-city trek.
We loved the inventive made-to-order sandwiches on soft Portugese buns
(try the porchetta) and the Italian rosé wine sodas. Pick up breadsticks
and a chunk of Ossau Iraty sheeps milk cheese, and dont forget a
container of crunchy, marinated picholine olives.
And when the fireworks go off? Tell him you arranged that too.
Cardero Bottega, 1016 Cardero St., Vancouver, 604-689-0450, www.carderobottega.com