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Ali Baba's catering or other Lebanese caterer?

curds Jun 14, 2013 09:26 AM

My partner and I are getting married in August, and for our entire relationship we've been borderline obsessive fans of Ali Baba's -- in particular the Bloor & Lansdowne location (others are not as good).

We're having a pretty laid back wedding so we wanted to get Ali Baba's to cater -- just drop off a bunch of trays of food on a buffet table. The only problem is the Ali Baba's guy is not the most reliable-seeming human being in the world. When we went to meet him he forgot the price list and was doing rough calculations on the back of a kleenex box.

Does anyone have experience with Ali Baba's as a caterer? Can anyone recommend another Lebanese place that does catering? I know Ghazale does and I'm getting a quote but I'm wondering if there are some great ones in the suburbs I would have never heard of. Again, nothing fancy, we just want a bunch of trays to be dropped off on a buffet table.


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  1. happycamper RE: curds Jun 14, 2013 09:59 AM

    I have really enjoyed catering from Paramount on two separate occasions

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      childofthestorm RE: happycamper Jun 14, 2013 10:27 AM


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        curds RE: happycamper Jun 14, 2013 12:26 PM

        For some reason I feel like they would be expensive because they're downtown. I'll give them a call though.

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          ylsf RE: curds Jun 14, 2013 01:14 PM

          Paramount has a location (or more than one) outside of downtown too.

          I was helping out with an event and they brought in food from Mezzeta on St. Clair. It was all pretty good (except, the chicken kabobs ended up drying out quiet a bit) - http://www.mezzettarestaurant.com/men...

          I have had Ali Baba's a number of times are various events and it has been pretty good. However, I think once they were suppose to provide dishes/forks/etc and they forgot so yeah, just double check everything if you are worried about them being unreliable (not sure which location the food came from).

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            curds RE: ylsf Jun 14, 2013 01:39 PM

            Good to know! thanks.

            Also getting a quote from Ghazale if you have any intel on them...

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        Vinnie Vidimangi RE: curds Jun 14, 2013 11:19 AM

        Al Tanoor, on Lawrence East of Vic Park.
        Excellent and reasonable.
        Ask for Rose the daughter. (The mother is also Rose).
        See previous posts.

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          curds RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Jun 14, 2013 12:26 PM

          Thanks so much -- I called and they are lovely and professional -seeming, and previous posts make me excited to try their stuff. Can't wait.

        2. Kagemusha RE: curds Jun 14, 2013 03:34 PM

          Does Marche Adonis do catering?

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