Accomplished fine dining chef, Ashish Damle, has worked in kitchens around the world over the last 25 years of his career. He left India more than 20 years ago with a few stops along the way before finally landing in Calgary. He spent some time as the chef de cuisine at OEB working in both locations before scooping the empty space they left on Edmonton Trail a couple of years ago. It’s here he and his wife Mira opened Namo Café and Bistro, a breakfast and lunch café that has dabbled in opening for dinner but are currently closed in the evenings. One look at his menu and you will see the inspiration from his travels. The menu is meat based but many of the meals can be made vegan or vegetarian. As they try to navigate these strange times, the plan is to focus more on take-out and delivery in the future and re-open for the evening crowd. We enjoyed the black forest bacon benny and look forward to returning for the marsala chicken and waffles, far east duck bowl and vegan farmers perogies.