What place doesn't exist yet but you want to see?
I'm not really discussing an existing restaurant, I just want to know what kind of niche cuisine nanaimoites would like to see expanded on that we don't have already, whether it's a premium, authentic italian place (e.g. 800c forno ovens doing 00-dough pizzas with italian plum tomatoes and bocconcini), a place specializing in good seafood, cocktails or whatever have you. There's lots of fusion stuff here, the Acme or the Modern are good examples, but every restaurant just does a lot of things a bit well.
What kind of cuisine would people here like to see done really well, and would likely come back to again and again if it was available? I've seen greek already done and the fact people keep going to it shows niches have a lot of potential.
We need a place with a wood oven that makes good pizza... I'd also like to see an Indian restaurant that did a reasonably priced buffet....(in my old home town you could eat a great lunch buffet with charcoal roasted tandoori chicken and unlimited naan bread and several other dishes for $10)...when I go to an Indian place here, I end up spending $30 pp...like a steak house...
Red Lobster with American prices and portions.
Urbana Pizzeria serves a good pizza. Nice home made sauce and quality toppings.
On Dover in North Nanaimo.....
Yeah...I like their pizza but they don't use any garlic :-( and I don't like their crust....and no wood oven...
Originally Posted by tony
other than that, they're pretty good...
That's a good point limbery, I can make a paneer about as good as Amrikko's for less than $5. What was your old home town.
Originally Posted by limbery
Tony is this place more like authentic italian, or a fusion (american style pizza)? I would like to check it out since I have a friend who lives near there and usually they go all the way to Mambos, downtown for ingredient variety reasons.
I moved here 2 years ago from Regina where there is an E. Indian place and a Punjab place ....both have buffets that were great!
Originally Posted by MDH
Not total uthentic, but they use nice chunky toppings and good quality meats and cheeses. they have a Tuscan Sausage with classic marinara sauce with black olives and artichokes added in the sauce and some short ribs on the menu now too. As for the crust it has been way better lately as it is a take on Spago's crust from Wolfgang Pucks recipe with a few small changes I believe. As for the garlic, one of their pizza's has roasted garlic on it just ask for it to be added ......
Tony you seem to know a lot about food, so without diving too far off the topic, do you know where in town I would get orange bitters for "authentic" martinis?
Has anyone here been to New York City? They have many little cafes all over the downtown with fresh sandwiches/wrap/panini's/ etc. What about a 100% locally owned, and provided for "cafe"? A place that did breakfast, lunch and dinner then turned into a tapa lounge in the evening..?