CRU Restaurant (1459 West Broadway), is now open for lunch! Their lunch hours, from Monday to Friday are from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
CRU will doubtless quickly become a mid-day hot spot, as it offers the winning combination of outstanding cuisine in a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere and a central location. It’s the ideal place to get together with friends, or to meet with business colleagues.
CRU’s lunch menu offers some of its favourite award-winning small plates, new lunch dishes and variations of some dinner menu items. Drop by for the Beef Tenderlon Carpaccio, Mushroom Truffle Risotto or Crispy Duck Confit with warm bacon dressing, which is on Vancouver Magazine’s “Best Things to Eat and Drink in Vancouver” list.
Have you heard about how SIGG admitted that some of their bottles contain BPA? Yes, those streamlined, metal waterbottles which were all the rage after the plastic Nalgene ones were tossed away due to concerns over those very same BPA chemicals.
All SIGG bottles made prior to August 2008 have the former water-based epoxy liner which contains trace amounts of BPA. It is easy to determine which liner you have, as they are 2 distinctly different colours. Click here to see photos comparing the two.
Anyway, at least one retail outlet is taking advantage of this news to draw you into their shop! U-Life Accessories, a gift boutique just off West 4th Avenue on Vine, is offering a voluntary exchange for SIGG bottles manufactured prior to August 2008 – no proof of puchase needed, just make sure your bottle has the old liner and they will exhange it for a bottle of the same size!
All you have to do is bring your old bottle into our store in order to exchange it for a new SIGG bottle with the next generation “Eco Care” liner. Providing the same quality and protection afforded by the previous liner, this new powder-based, co-polyester coating has been thoroughly tested and is certified to be 100% free of BPA, phthalates, BADGE, BFDGE, and NOGE.
Ganache Pâtisserie (1262 Homer Street) just announced its newest creations for its summer 2009 menu. Sitting on an almond biscotti base, Bleuet Amande is a smooth and creamy Amaretto cheesecake simply finished with a B.C. blueberry compote and housemade amaretti cookies. A natural combination, Chocolat Malté layers rich dark chocolate malted mousse and chocolate malted ganache on a dense and chewy white chocolate blondie foundation. Coco et Figue is a coconut sensation of light coconut rum parfait between layers of coconut dacquoise and buttery olive oil cake spread with a vanilla fig compote.
At the reasonable price of $5.75 per cake, dessert at Ganache is great for sharing between two people when you just want a little taste to satisfy a sweet craving.
Recently opened on the corner of Granville and Helmcken, The Edge may have just managed to pick out a coveted, underserved area in the downtown region.