Sunday, January 06, 2008
We went to the Naam restaurant last night in the big city where we met up with an old friend of db's and her partner. The Naam is a vegetarian restaurant that has been there for over 30 years, cropping up in that neighbourhood when it was a hippy/granola pocket of van city. The neighbourhood has definitely changed into one of the most expensive areas to live, but the Naam remains true to its roots.
It's very busy and like many establishments here you get in line to eat since there are no reservations taken. db and I arrived nice and early so we secured a table for four in the fishbowl (window table). The food was great. I had the Naam Dragon Bowl which is brown rice with steamed veg with their miso gravy, peanut sauce topped with sprouts and wakame. db had Thai noodles that he tells me was very good and we shared a raspberry chocolate cake for dessert. Yum.
Tonight it could be a different story. It's the LV christmas party (we're too busy at Christmas to have time for a party so we have it post holiday) with a set menu except db and I requested vegan dinners. There are two other vegetarians, but we're the only vegans. My past experience has been so-so with the Christmas party menu at a meaty restaurant, but this is an Italian place so I'm hopeful. We'll see.