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by losha

Review: Just tried out this new vegan bistro called Invitiation V near Mile End in Montreal. Unlike other vegan or vegetarian restaurants that i have tried before where the food is often raw and a little bland, the dishes at this bistro all look appealing and taste great. My friends and I came here for an early dinner, and the restuarant was quite busy already. For drinks, we tried their juices - Detox(greens)and Vitalitie(beets/ginger)- they were all refreshing and had greatly enhanced our appetite. For appetizers we had the butternut squash & roasted red pepper soup which was light and delicious. For starters we ordered three things, the spring flowers (organic greens served on a yummy phyllo pastry), homemade seitan satay, and the beet and apple salad with homemade hummus. The special peanut tahini sauce that comes with the satays was tasty, so as the hummus in the beet salad. For main courses, we ordered the thin crust pizza which was crunchy and delicious; the 'creamy' mushroom barley risotto with sautéed kale and zucchini (my favorite dish!!), and their signature hotpot with tofu and organic vegetables which comes with a creamy coconut tamale (sticky rice) in banana leaf. i just wish they could put more of the yummy tofu in the hotpot. For dessert, we had the tahini black pearl pudding and the freshly baked kale and chocolate fusion cake. The texture of the pudding was silky smooth, the sesame flavour was just amazing. Overall the food was excellent and from the presentation, you can tell the chef has put alot of thought into preparing and making the dishes and the ingredients are all very fresh. The service is great. Staff are attentive and friendly. In terms of the environment, this vegan bistro has a great ambience with a modern and open-concept design. Street parking is available and they're not too hard to find. Will definitely come again to try out the chef's new dishes.

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