Thursday, June 24, 2010

Padmanadi Vegetarian Fine Cuisine

June 19th, 2010 will be forever remembered in Edmonton as the grand opening of Padmanadi Vegetarian Fine Cuisine @ 10740-101 Street! Not only was this date exactly 7 years 7 months and 7 days after the arrival of Kasim and his family in Canada but the sun could not have been shining any brighter on this wonderful occasion. The restaurant was overflowing with smiling patrons who had long been anticipating this very special day. There was non-stop musical talent and heartfelt speeches -- including one by former NHL player George Laraque who publicly declared himself to be a vegan on June 1st, 2009.

I was very happy to be able to attend this beautiful event and even more excited to hear that they would now also be featuring vegan brunches every Saturday and Sunday from 9-2!  I was lucky enough to be able to partake in a vegan brunch the very next day and I can hardly wait to go again this weekend!  It  is SO worth a visit whether you are vegan or not!  The fresh squeezed organic orange juice is just the first part to the start of an outstanding organic experience. Pictured below is one entree that is unlike anything vegan you have ever tried before -  "Eggs Benedict" served traditional style here along with veggie ham.  Photo number two below is an order of Banana Coconut French Toast served with a side of veggie bacon. Check out their menu on their website for more details that will have you circling the date on the calendar for the next weekend brunch!  http://www.padmanadi.com/documents/brunch_menu.pdf 

Well that's all I'm going to feature for today.  Look forward to further posts in the future -- there's just too much goodness to cover in one article!  In any case I hope to see you at Padmanadi soon!
If you're interested in viewing photos of the grand opening click:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/35723494@N04/sets/72157624215504583/