Takht-e Tavoos – translated to The Peacock Throne – is a new College West restaurant from the same owners as The Pomegranate and Sheherzade. Also featuring Persian delights, this new little sister helps comprise a trio of tradition amongst these cultural culinary gems.
Currently operating for only dinner and lunch, Tavoos restaurant is a darling space featuring Middle Eastern decor mixed with a light airiness. Dishes are traditional Persian yet also contemporary takes, with breakfast items like Spinach Narguesi – two sunnyside up eggs atop sauteed spinach – and Haleem – a bowl of porridge with shredded pieces of lamb. Lunch sees more exotic flavours with lamb stew and an Iranian version of the ever-favourite potato salad (this one sees ingredients like chicken, black olives, and walnuts getting mixed in).
Tavoos Restaurant’s timing couldn’t be better: in a city dominated by Italian and gourmet-casual fare, Middle Eastern cuisine is often an after-thought for diners… but it’s some of the best in the world, and you can find some of the best in the city in the West End.
Photo courtesy Spice City Toronto