Everything was perfect :) we took the tasting menu and it was astounding: the mix of flavours and different textures of the dishes we were served was great; not to mention the peculiar "dish" it was served on. The entire "plate" was made of injera: a tradition Ethiopian spongy, dimpled soft pancake used to scoop up the tasty mounds of different stews and salad neatly piled up on it. A few strips of the injera were also rolled up around the surface of the plate for additional grasping material :) it takes a while to get used to because the spongy texture is really unique, but the flavour of teff flour (a very iron-rich and nutritious grain may I add :D), slightly reminiscent of sourdough, complements well the rich sauces of the dishes. I personally prefer to start by tearing up the injera plate than to use those rolled up on it as I have bigger chances to get to the part soaked up in sauces and juices of the food on top of it before I get full (it may look quite innocent, but that stuff really fills you up). My personal favourites for the courses: the bouticha (very similar to hummus), the kitfo (tartare with goat cheese sprinkled on top) and the yebeg key watt (moist, marinade-soaked flavourful lamb cubes). The atmosphere and decor was also very eery, light African instrumental music drumming in the background, a fountain streaming water down a beautiful panel of carvings and soft lighting of blue and purple hues reminding me of a little oasis/water palace in Ethiopia. The sitting is intimate with all that play of lights, modern white couches and snug throw pillows. Perfect for a couples' night out :) one of my coups-de-coeur in Montreal.
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