Sunday, January 06, 2008

eating out


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.

5 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Ooh, where was the Christmas party? I hope it was good. I've only heard wonderful things about Naam but haven't had the pleasure of eating there myself.

sp said...

It was good. I'll do a brief write up on the food soon.
Next time you're in town we'll have to go to the Naam with redjane.

red jane said...

I wholeheartedly agree! I've been away too long and am just getting back; I love the Naam, especially when you're not on a time restraint as the service can be a bit lax, to say the least. I took my family there and they loved it which is a big deal. I love the new look of th eblog too, BTW- it's beautiful!

Wandering Coyote said...

For sure! Though who knows when that'll be...

sp said...

Hey red jane, I guess this means you've made it back to the left coast.
Thanks for the compliments on the look of the blog.