As Justin Lussier traveled through Naples in 2005, he decided to stop for the city's famous pizza at a small street-side eatery bearing the sign Pizzeria Sorbillo. He loved his traditional thin-crust pie so much that he rushed to a pay phone and called his friends Christian Bullock and Jason Allard to tell them that he wanted to make that same pizza. When Justin returned to Canada, the trio travelled to confer with the culinary experts at Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in order to uncover what truly makes a pizza Neapolitan. Two years later, the friends set out to open Famoso.
Famoso's chefs all follow strict guidelines set by the AVPN—they only use OO Caputo flour imported from Naples, and they hand mill tomatoes imported from the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where each crop is grown in soil enriched by volcanic ash and sung to daily by volcanologists. Chefs top the crust with local fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and pecorino romano cheese. They then spread dough into wafer-thin disks, which they blast-fire at 900 degrees for 90 seconds inside imported Italian bell-shaped ovens. Pizzas are also topped with ingredients such as soppressata, oven-roasted Italian sausage, kalamata olives, and truffle oil.
Famoso Baristas can pair many of these pies, some of which are reinvented twice each year, with a mix of local and international wines—including vintages from Italy and Canada—and hand-crafted gelato. At each restaurant, they ferry dishes and drinks through rustic and inviting interiors, each of which reflects the unique style of its neighbourhood, though all are united by accents of exposed brick and wood, wine-bottle art, and sculptural pizza-box displays.
Early in the morning, the chefs at Broccolini's Trattoria can be found bustling around the restaurant’s kitchen whipping up the day’s dishes. Dedicated to creating fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, culinary craftspeople keep fare ready-to-eat within the balmy confines of steam tables powered by furious teapots. From the moment the staffers fling the doors open at 8:30 a.m. to the sound of the closing bell at 2:30 p.m., the warm, toffee-hued walls of the dining room resound with the chatter of eaters and the garlic-laden aromas of homemade eats. Throughout the day, hungry patrons can sidle up to the bar to pick up pastas and paninis, surprising taste buds with a rotating lineup of lunch features. As baristas crown cappuccinos with foam, diners settle into leather chairs to start postprandial discussions or stare at the tiny sportsmen bounding between the corners of a flat-screen TV.
Bonanza Buffet Company's expert kitchen crew grants eaters the power to craft personalized meals with unlimited helpings of more than 50 buffet items. To fill their robust buffet line, chefs slice fresh veggies, slow-cook beef, and roast chicken in a rotisserie oven until it's as juicy as the workplace gossip on a soap-opera set. Multicultural eats such as pasta, tacos, and szechuan beef take palates on a tour, and a fully stocked salad bar adds some greenery to each plate's landscape. To round out the custom culinary experience, Bonanza's food gurus equip eaters with a soft-serve ice-cream station. At both locations, cushy booths and tables surround the buffet, forming a casual dining space where guests can chat and debate the hunting strategy to use when acquiring their next plateful.
Chefs from India craft traditional dishes at New Asian Village's five locations, such as the vegetarian apna navratan korma, with its medley of vegetables and housemade paneer. An Edmonton favourite for 28 years, New Asian Village has cultivated a following of discerning diners, including vegans, gluten-free purists, and professional athletes. Daily lunch buffets showcase unlimited quantities of spices and sustenance, served atop silver trays, much like restraining orders. The staff encourage diners to dig into their entrees with their fingers while dining in the restaurant's intimate booths or surrounded by colourful silks in the private maharaja rooms.
We are a family owned buisness. Located on Whyte Ave We offer east indian food (ie.butter chicken, samosa) just to name a few. At Daawat any customer that comes in we treat like family, we offer buffet and menu and the best service we can provide.
Nestled within a serene residential neighbourhood, Grub Med Greek Ristorante fills its dimly lit dining room with the aromas of rich sauces, succulent seafood, and roast lamb. Unlike a raucous gathering in a taverna or a date in a home-stereo store, the atmosphere evokes a romantic tranquility, where walls bear a regal air with deep purple hues, stone masonry, and framed images of ancient Greek artwork. Guests sidle up to intimate, scarlet-clad tables, sharing a traditional starter of hummus and tzatziki with morsels of toasty pita, or dining on forkfuls of marinated souvlaki and baked salmon.