Monday, May 12, 2014

Fat Pasha [Middle Eastern]

Being a big fan of Rose & Sons (post here), I just can't wait any longer to try out Anthony Rose's latest venture, the much buzzed about Fat Pasha (@fatpasha).

I am so glad that Toronto seems to be on a Mediterranean / Middle East trend right now, bringing sophistication to the once cheap eats of $5 Shawarma. Aren't we all a bit tired of tacos?!

Reservation is available both online and by phone and I have been able to grab a 5pm Saturday reservation just 2 days prior. I sure am glad to have made a reservation since the place fill up in no time and saw quite some people with no reservation got turned away.

Love the menu design but it can be confusing but our waiter was there to answer any questions we may have.

 Pistachio Sour $13
~ Rye, Sherry, Lemon, Pistachio Orgeat, Albumen, Apricot
Sweet, nutty and way less sour than expected; it was a very well balance drink that I have been able to sip through the entire meal

Lavedula $9
~ Gin, Lemon, Lavender Syrup, Mint
Love the tartness of this drink and appreciate that the lavender is very very subtle here (hate the feeling of eating/drinking potpourri)

 Daily Salatim $22
~ Spicy Carrot Salad, Garlic Fried Tomatoes, Rapini Tabuleh, Beet Root Relish, Dill Cucumbers, Chopped Eggplant & Tahini w/ Holy Land Pita
 After seeing pictures of this online and I just had to order it, just look at the amazing colors. Trust me, it's definitely a salad that's worth the price tag and it was quite filling that this could be easily shared between 4 people. Love everything here but my fave have to be the creamy delicious beet root relish and the eggplant tahini in the middle which was prefect with the pita.

 Chopped Liver ala Sammies Roumanian $16
~ Schmaltz, Gribenes, Onions, Radish, Egg, Grateful Bread Challah
 Tossed table side with a warm schmaltz (aka clarified chicken fat). Although it was not the best looking dish, it was amazing. Love the chunky chopped liver here w/ the creamy egg, crunchy gribenes (chicken skin cracklings) and the toasted challah bread. This was another huge portion for a appetizers for 2, with 2 toast each this basically filled me up for the night... nonetheless, it didn't prevent us from cleaning the plate.

 Roast Cauliflower Head $12 for half
~ Tahini, Pinenut, Pomegranate & Halloumi (full head for $18)
Cauliflower being one of the top food trend these days, I have personally been making them at home all the time and seeing this on the menu, I just had to order it. Since it was just the 2 of us, we only order 1/2 a head and yes it tasted just as colorful as it look. Never though of stuffing cauliflower with pomegranate to roast but the result was amazing, love the warm pop of sweet juices with the earthy pine nuts and the saltiness from the Halloumi.

Latka Platter $22
~ Pastrami Salmon, Smoked Fish, Sour Cream, Caviar
Love the lightly smoked fish, hate the over salty overly cooked smoked fish most of the time but this was just perfect. Love the latka (potato pancakes) with the hot sauce and even better when topped with the caviar and sour cream, definitely the way I like it.

Nutella Bread Pudding $9
~ topped with Shreaded Halva & Ice Cream
Somehow I expected their dessert to be on the sweet side but this wasn't sweet at all. 
Love the dense moist custardy nutella bread pudding with just a touch of honey syrup on the side. Served warm, it was perfect with the sour hung yoghurt, the crunch of the halves hazelnuts and sweet nutty flavor of the halva.

Verdict :
Have you been to Fat Pasha yet?! If not, you better make a reservation right away
Will definitely come back to try the rest of the menu
Amazing food & service
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  1. All food seemed so attractive and yummy.......I want to try.

  2. I would love to try this restaurant. The colorful Daily Salatim seems attractive.
    Thanks for sharing. =]