There are many excellent restaurants that go unnoticed or fly under the radar. Here are a few of my favourite mom-and-pop restaurants that have been around for years. They are rarely talked about and rely on word of mouth, but are key contributors to Vancouver’s diverse food scene.
It’s considered one of “Toronto’s Best Restaurants” and as much as I criticize “best” lists, I can fully understand why this one makes it on many. All their salumi is made in house so some of the meats you’re eating could be cured and aged months or even a year ago.
Dare I say it? I don’t know because it’s a bold statement, but it deserves it. It was for sure in my top 3 favourite restaurants I tried in Follow Me Foodie to Toronto (and I tried a lot of fantastic restaurants), I’m going to go even further and say it’s one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Canada so far.
I was most enthusiastic about the menu because I couldn’t compare the dishes to anything I’ve tried before. It was comfort food reinvented which is a theme that’s been beaten to the ground by now, but they actually managed to do something new. It was refreshing and inspiring.
Hamid is born in Iran and he is very close to his Persian roots as to why the menu is Persian influenced. This won’t necessarily introduce you to the authentic dishes of Iran, but it stays true to the flavours of it and all the courses are traditional. The menu was a celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Years) – Part 2/3.