Damas: Gorgeous Syrian in Outremont

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Upscale Middle Eastern is still riding high in Montreal – especially with Damas Restaurant at the reins. Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and a slew of popular cookbooks from across the pond, Su is dragging well-dressed Westmounters to Verdun, LOV is doing it vegetarian in the Old … [Read more...]

Persian Throwdown: Parisa vs. Tehran Restaurant

Persian Throwdown

Note: I wrote this originally before Damas, Kaza Maza, and most recently, Barbounya, existed. I've been to the first two and really think Damas is exceptional, both for accommodating food intolerances (I had a delicious 100% vegan, gluten-free meal there and didn't feel like I … [Read more...]