Re: The Dalai Lama in San Francisco
- Dear Sopan,
Thanks for sharing this good news about Ananda Fuara with us. I have
heard from various people over the years that this restaurant run by
Sri Chinmoy's students is a well-liked and steadily busy mecca for
vegetarian diners. Someday I hope to eat there myself and we'll see
whether or not it bests my current favorite Sri Chinmoy restaurant -
Victory's Banner in Chicago. And then I suppose I ought to make a trip
down under to New Zealand and Australia as well since their restaurant
and cafe offerings are on the increase as well. Maybe I can find
someone to hire me as a "galloping gourmet" restaurant reviewer. :-)
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sopan_31
> The Dalai Lama was here in San Francisco for three days. He had
> seminars in the biggest hall in town which happens to be right across
> the street from our restaurant Ananda Fuara.
> Here the story starts. Naturally this event brought a lot of
> vegetarians as well as followers and monks accompanying him.
> The actual seminars were on friday, saturday and sunday. We got kind
> of busy on thursday having 380 custumers and this went on for the
> next days, on friday we had 554 custumers and on saturday 560! On
> sunday we had the busiest ever brunch.
> It is quite inspiring being that busy for 3 days in a row ... we had
> a huge rush of people coming into the restaurant before and after the
> the actual seminars ... during lunch rush there was 15 meter bouble
> line waiting outside the restaurant for about an hour and we had the
> restaurant (about 67 seats) packed for hours.
> Luckily all the people were very nice and in a good mood not creating
> extra pressure for us.
> We are lucky to have Ananda Fuara located in the heart of the city
> where most of the cultural events take place and it feels like it is
> inseparable part of San Francisco.