For the past few months, being unable to fulfill each of your ‘It’s To Die For Banana Bread’ cravings has been painful. However, I’m over-the-moon ecstatic to announce that the sweet ‘n salty bread will finally be available for purchase by the slice at Commune Cafe beginning Monday, July 11th.
I wouldn’t sell my banana bread anywhere. Here’s why I’ve chosen Commune as a vendor:
1. They serve the best coffee in the city, 49th Parallel, along with other to die for menu items, like a Smoked Sablefish Quinoa Cucumber Mint & Lime Salad.
2. Their meats and eggs are natural and free-range, their produce is organic, their seafood is sourced locally, and their baked goods are made in house.
4. Commune has a sleek, modern interior with a variety of seating. Great music is always playing.
5. I share their motto, ‘Those who eat together stay together’.
6. Their take-out containers are eco-friendly, as are their cleaning supplies.
7. They offer a wide variety of BC wines and beer.
On July 8th, a few days before the launch, ‘It’s To Die For Banana Bread’ will be available for tasting (while supplies last) from 3pm – 5:30pm at Commune (1002 Seymour Street). Come friends, family, media, and banana bread lovers — and be a judge for yourself! There will be a limited amount of the bread on sale at this time, as well. The informal ‘drop in’ tasting’s Twitter hashtag is: #itstodiefor.
Glasses of wine will be on special for $6 during the banana bread-filled afternoon (white: Blasted Church, red: Volcanic Hills).
The bread — which could possibly be the world’s best? — has certainly been around the block, yet the journey has only just begun. So far, here are some of its adventures:
‘It’s To Die For Banana Bread’ Highlights
- Receiving a rave review from Michelin star chef of Jean-Georges Vongerichten
- Being autographed by Canucks Alex Burrows, Mason Raymond, and Mikael Samuelsson
- Appearing in a feature segment on Urban Rush
- Appearing and being discussed on Citytv’s Breakfast Television twice
- Passing the ‘Ashleigh McIvor Banana Bread Test‘
- Arousing interest from a Dragon’s Den producer who called to discuss a show appearance
- Scoring points with Whitecaps members Wesley Knight and Jay DeMerit
- Being signed and sampled by Canucks goalie Cory Schneider
- Winning a ‘gold ticket’ on Food Network Canada’s Recipe to Riches
- Being ordered and served at a private party of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Jillian Harris
- Passing the ‘end piece’ test, judged by Market’s Jay Jones and Adam Nagy
- Selling out at a bake sale where over 30 loaves were purchased in two days
- Winning a window ledge contest against another baked good
- Earning hundreds of positive testimonials (post to come)
- Receiving a $450 bid at a motionball fundraiser auction
- Surviving the deep fryer at Rethink Canada’s ‘Fry-Day’
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