In a town already bursting with great restaurants, another trio is looking to make their mark.
Ginger & Spice opened last weekend just off Grizzly Plaza, where Bad Paul’s restaurant used to be.
Started by Marie-Eve and Thomas Bruchig, and chef Kyle Jones, the restaurant is the culmination of a vision they’ve had for years.
“It was a dream of Thomas and I, and Kyle as well, and we ended just making it a reality,” said Marie-Eve Bruchig last week during a break from frantic preparations for the restaurant’s opening.
The vision is of a healthy bistro, she said. “Something casual where people can come and eat, not necessarily on a special event, but have good food and come if they want every week.”
The trio started working on their plan in the spring and they approached the owner of Bad Paul about taking over the space. Marie-Eve said they were attracted by the prime location on Grizzly Plaza, as well as the backyard patio.
“The back patio is just a dream to have. I used to work in a place that had a huge patio. Its always been something I loved to maintain and have people out there,” she said.
Marie-Eve has been dreaming of opening her own restaurant since she started bussing in her hometown as a teenager.
All three have experience working in restaurants in Revelstoke. Jones and Marie-Eve both worked at the Woolsey Creek, while Thomas managed Denny’s. “We all have different areas that we’re good at so we have a good partnership together,” said Marie-Eve.
A sampling of some of the dishes that was available at the restaurant’s special opening last Thursday. Photo by Arlo Jeremy.
The menu is mostly French-inspired cuisine, but with a bit of an Asian fusion to it. They will be serving brunch on weekends, lunch during the week, dinner every night and a late-night menu on weekends. The menu features gluten-free and vegetarian options, as well as meaty options like lamb shanks, duck and steak.
The french fries are cooked in duck fat and the vinaigrette on the salads is made with champagne. The fish and seafood comes from Ocean Wise certified sources
“We try to keep it fresh. Everything’s made here, all the sauces, all the stock, demi – everything’s made here,” said Marie-Eve. “We work from scratch and build it up from there.”
Ginger & Spice is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and 4:30-11:30 p.m. for dinner; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and 4:30-9:30 p.m. for dinner. It is located at 114 Mackenzie Avenue.