Saturday, October 31, 2009

Downtown Eastside Community Garden

A new community garden is being built at Hastings and Hawkes, just at the end of the block from Au Petit Chavignol. I went by to have a look today, and man they work fast. The parking lot is being transformed into a sea of raised garden beds. I spoke with the organizer, and we determined that this could be a great fit for Au Petit Chavignol. We discussed the possibility of growing specific vegetables and herbs for us. How great is that!

This summer our Strathcona Fruit Project was a great success. We received hundreds of pounds of local fruit from our neighbouring community, and we've turned it all into preserves which we in turn use in the restaurant. I learned alot about making preserves this year. It was basically a crash course. Next year should be even better now that I know recipe limitations, yields, etc. I can't wait until next summer.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Au Petit Chavignol Press

Some great press on Au Petit Chavignol this week. First there is a full page article in the November issue of Vancouver Magazine.

Next up, Andrew Morrison gives us a thumbs up review in this weeks' Westender.