Parvis, Hà, and Damas
433 Rue Mayor, Montréal, QC H3A
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|Grilled Chicken with Corn and Tomatoes|
|Margherita Pizza and White Pizza with Pistachio Pesto|
243 Avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montréal, QC H2T 2T2
1201 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1K4
If you’re not in the mood for wine, I highly recommend ordering a cocktail. Each has a Syrian flair. The apricot cocktail tastes as if you are sipping on pure apricot purée, and the mojito with pomegranate seeds was refreshing and minty.
The menu features many items from the grill as well as bright colourful plates- dishes that ought to be enjoyed outside. Their fattouch salad is sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and crispy pita chips and is seasoned perfectly. This is the only fattouch salad I’ve had in Montreal thus far that hasn’t left me feeling like I just ate an entire onion like an apple. We ordered a couple of Hot Mezzes to start: Akhtabout- a warm octopus and cilantro salad and Sharhat- filet mignon deglazed with lemon, garlic, and aleppo pepper. The filet mignon was tender, well-seasoned, and served with roasted tomatoes, potatoes, and hummus- I definitely recommend this plate. The octopus was light and refreshing- an excellent dish as well. The waiters came around with pita that had me questioning whether I had reached heaven- warm, soft, and best dipped in their homemade hummus!
For the main, we shared the Fattet Mozat- a fall-off-the-bone lamb shank served on a bed of rice with nuts, and yogurt. No knife necessary. We had trouble choosing our main, so the waiter told us to close our eyes and point because there is no one better than the next- I was skeptical at first, but after polishing off each dish, I see why. I will be back to sample the rest of the menu…next time saving room for dessert.
Mind, Taste, Lifestyle.