I can recall the first time I had tried the middle eastern dish,Tabülè. It was at the restaurant that bears the same name located in the Yonge & Eglinton area. It was refreshing, lemony and so different from what I was accustomed to back then. I fell in love with this and many other dishes along side of the warmth of the environment. I wasn’t alone. So many of my friends have an affection for the Middle Eastern cuisine and can contribute that fondness beginning at this establishment.
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The newest and hautest eatery has just flung its sexy floor to ceiling glass doors open, ushering in a new era at the posh uptown Bayview Village mall. The recently vacated Bakery Garden Café made way for Tabülè, the fourth location for this Middle Eastern hotspot. Coming off the heels of opening their latest location mere months ago, husband and wife and partners Chef Rony Goraichy and Diana Sideris have been aggressive with their growth plans, wisely spreading their locations across the city, but their newest (and most lux location) wasn’t originally part of the plan. “They actually approached us”, explains Diana, and after one look at the prime property, she was smitten.
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Tabule is known throughout Toronto for their consistently delicious Middle Eastern cuisine.
It’s 11am but mixologist Nishan Nepulangoda (of Blowfish) insists on starting off with either a tequila or gin based cocktail. I choose the tequila based ‘Arabian Chiquita’. A sweet citrus drink served in a martini glass, the green chartreuse and basil add unique herbal notes.
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