Pomegranate on College St. Toronto
I went about a year ago with my Ladies who Dinner group and we all adored it. Can't be too specific on the dishes due to how long ago it was but I know we all enjoyed everything. The feta and walnuts was delicious and I know my main course was a special using dried limes and kidney beans with stewed lamb. All very unexpected flavours. The staff were very helpful and we had a leisurely enjoyable time.
I went there this past month and the service was really good, although there really was just my table at the time :) But the woman was very friendly and was able to explain the dishes when we asked about them.
We had two appetizer dips:
kashk-e bademjaan (eggplant) and maast-o khiar (cucumber)... the cucumber dish was okay with a fresh taste to it, but the eggplant dish was better..
The main dish chosen was morasa polo (lamb shank) and it was really good. I really love the way the prepared the jewelred rice.
Oh gosh, that's a lovely restaurant! Both the food and service are incredible. The staff are so friendly and the food is just so tasty.
I had the fesenjaan (veg). It was amazing!
And yes, definitely get the eggplant dip - mirza qasemi and definitely some dolmas!
Mmm. Jealous. Enjoy!
I believe you'll enjoy this restaurant. I discovered it a while ago here on CH and have been a satisfied customer since. For appetizers, I usually order zeitoon parvardeh (olives), mirza qasemi (eggplant) and maast-o khiar (cucumber). For mains, my favorite is morasa polo (jewelled rice) and I also like adas polo (lentil, dates and raisins). If you preer chicken, aloo gheysi (apricot and plums) is very nice. Service is friendly and reservations are recommended. Enjoy!
Truly a pleasure ... we had a few extra bodies join us and managed to order all but three appetizers On the menu .. all were fabulous. We each ordered a different meal and not one complaint in the crowd.
Service was informative and impressive considering there was not an empty seat in the house on a Tuesday night.
Definitely worth another visit .. I can still taste the Lime ...
To be honest, I was somewhat disappointed by Pomegranate. I went there a week or so ago with some friends. The food wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination and I will most likely go back but after reading all they hype I was let down. Maybe it's because I go to Iran a lot and have lots of Persian friends that my standards are higher, I'm not entirely sure.
However, I did enjoy the doogh and appreciated that they offered a carbonated and uncarbonated version. I like that they're not serving any kebabs either so I'm sure I'll be back when I have a stew craving.