avesta in montréal

May 26, 2009

In Montréal recently, walking on rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest (coming back from the Marché Atwater), we saw a woman in a window making paper-thin lavash. Hovering over the huge concave metal griddle she was rapidly turning the bread. In between turns, she found time to roll out the next one – paper thin and perfectly round. Intrigued and starving, we wandered in and had a delicious dinner.

We started with an mezze plate of grilled eggplant and peppers, smoky eggplant all chopped up and muhammara – all served with wonderful hot lavash. Followed by spicy spinach gözleme. Ended with Turkish tea in glasses that I’m now hunting down as wine tumblers. There is a rumour that Avesta meant ‘praise’ at one time – it’s fitting today as well.

Avesta is at 2077 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest in Montréal (514) 937-0156‎. You can also read this review in the Montréal Mirror.

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