Another one to add to your culinary list.
Sumac has just opened and we are already getting word of mouth that it’s damn delicious.
Did someone say #NomNom? Yeah, we did.
The concept is fresh and simple: a neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurant with a casual environment where people can experience the food that the owners (David Bloom and Raquel Zagury) are passionate about.
The cocktail menu is stellar too – another notable bonus.
Where did the name come from, you ask? Sumac is a popular Middle Eastern spice that the restaurant loves and uses in many of their dishes. Simple.
The menu? Expect homemade, fresh and flavourful spreads, salads, pita sandwiches and plates. The entire menu is also available in family-size potions for sharing.
Did we mention they offer homemade pickles, spices and sauces?
Sumac worked with Stefan Marchant and Pascale Viglas of Rhoncus Design in the creation of the space, who actually built many of the pieces in the restaurant themselves. The inspiration was trying to recreate a contemporary restaurant you would find in the urban centres of the Middle East using woods, stone and industrial touches.
When we asked David why he chose St-Henri as the stomping grounds for Sumac, he shared, “We both live in and love the neighbourhood. Many of our friends and family own businesses in the neighbourhood too. St-Henri has developed an amazing restaurant scene, but was missing more casual, fresh options.”
Sumac is located on 3618 Notre Dame Ouest and is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 9pm and 10pm starting next Tuesday.
Photos by: Marlon Kuhnreich – Marlon Kuhnreich Photography