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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

DB-Delicious Bites Opening Soon

Vermilion will soon have the opportunity to try out and enjoy a new restaurant.

The Pandey family, Bishnu, Divina, and their 5-year-old son Rayce Alexander moved to Vermilion from Saskatchewan to own and operate their family-style restaurant, where they are currently completing some renovations and set up in the former Hubkins Restaurant building.

Bishnu is no stranger to the restaurant world and completed his training to become a chef more than 25 years ago in Dubai, and is originally from Nepal. Throughout his career, Bishnu has worked at many prestigious restaurants in Dubai, Saskatchewan, and Calgary. Before relocating to Vermilion Bishnu and his family lived in Saskatchewan and operated a restaurant during the pandemic and commented that he has always wanted to open and operate his own restaurant.

“I had been looking for somewhere to start my own restaurant and I wanted it to be in a town that wasn’t too small but also not too big and I wanted it to be in Alberta,” commented Bishnu. “When I saw this location it stuck with me and I just knew this is where I wanted to open the restaurant and live with my family.”

For Bishnu location was very important, as the town had to seem friendly, and have a great school system for his son.

“I feel we have found that here in Vermilion and I am very excited to get the restaurant up and running. I have many ideas that I would like to do with the space later on down the road.” “I am very hands-on when it comes to our patrons. I like to talk with them to get feedback on their experience at the restaurant and the menu items. I want everyone to have the best experience,” commented Bishnu.

DB-Delicious Bites located at 5004 50 Avenue will be opening its doors on March 24 at 11 a.m. and will be offering a 10% discount until April 15. The restaurant will offer a large variety of menu items from both International and Canadian Cuisines, and will eventually be offering a breakfast menu. The normal restaurant hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and as they obtain more staff they hope to be open early mornings for breakfast.

“There will be something for everyone. I work very hard to ensure satisfaction and we will also offer gluten-free options for people who need it, if a patron is someone who has allergies to certain foods they just need to let us know and when we prepare their food we will ensure there is no cross-contamination,” explained Bishnu. He also mentioned that his restaurant will be immaculately clean and believes that anyone should be able to peek into his kitchen and see that all food safety regulations are strictly adhered to at all times.

“This is not a fast food restaurant, it is family dining and eventually we will have a special room for birthday parties, business meetings, and reserved family occasions,” he said.

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