VERANO ALL YEAR LONG
A short stroll down from Barrington Street, you’ll find Verano Food Purveyors restaurant on Hollis Street. As you walk in, you’re immediately welcomed with warm colors, brick accents, and comfortable seating that create an inviting atmosphere. Whether you want a coffee to-go, a sit-down meal, or catering services, Verano has you covered. With the combination of Latin cuisine, focus on fresh, local ingredients, and exceptional service, Verano is certainly a place you won’t want to miss trying.
Verano, the Spanish word for summer, has strong Latin American roots. The significance behind the name comes from the culture in Latin America as well as the owner’s heritage. The co-owners, Eduardo Jaber and his wife, Adriana Gutierrez, wanted to show their culture through the restaurant’s atmosphere and food.
“Happiness is what we want to transmit through our food,” said Eduardo. “We want to make you feel the joy of the warm weather, friendly people, music, and passion that characterizes Latin America.”
The menu at Verano is adapted to the customers’ needs and specifications. Their menu appeals to many palates and dietary needs having options for meat lovers, vegans, and gluten-free diets.
When asked about what someone should try at Verano, Eduardo said, “Our roast beef avocado sandwich. Our roast beef is made at the restaurant. Grade AA beef is aged one week and then slow roasted for 30 hours before being sliced. The avocado spread is made every morning with fresh avocadoes. Then the sandwich is finished with a citrus aioli, fresh red onions, and cilantro.”
FOCUSED ON FRESHNESS
Verano’s Latin influence has no equal in the city and their passion to create the freshest dishes is what sets them apart from other restaurants. Eduardo says he grabs inspiration for the menu choices from fresh and local ingredients. “We truly love cooking,” said Eduardo. “And, fresh cooking is always best. We believe we are what we eat and, for that reason, we focus on the quality and freshness of our products; cooking our food in a healthier way,” said Eduardo.
HALIFAX IS HOME
The Verano restaurant began as a dream in Toronto between Eduardo and Adriana. With the passion to succeed and the right opportunities available in Halifax, the couple was able to make their restaurant dreams into a reality. Eduardo explains that the city was welcoming and filled with growth opportunities for Verano.
When asked about his favourite parts of Halifax, Eduardo described how he enjoys the city’s Maritime atmosphere and the diversity and energy in the Downtown core. He said that the people of Halifax help influence the menu and inspire new cuisine ideas.
“Downtown Halifax is always on the move. People are more willing to try new things, which gives us the initiative to create something new for them. If you feel adventurous or up to trying something different, our Latin-style cuisine is always ready for you!” said Eduardo.
To learn more about Verano Food Purveyors, visit www.veranofoodhfx.ca.