Laziza

When @manbearpiglpu and @RubyLK came  to visit from Ontario, @GayCanuck suggested that all of us meet for dinner at Laziza on Davie.

I’ve never been, but Tom is a fan. He has a gluten-free diet, and finds this Mediterranean-inspired eatery very accommodating.

As soon as we got seated, we were greeted by the friendliest server in the West End: Todd. Gotta love Todd. He really made the experience memorable with his easy charm and excellent suggestions. He made everything on the menu come alive for us and we basically ordered everything based on his recommendations. Starting with the wine, which he mentioned has been ordered specifically to compliment their menus. We had a bottle of Herder Meritage –  a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cavernet Sauvignon grapes. It was spicy and aromatic and simply delicious.

If dining with more than just one person, I recommend the Mezza Sampler ($15). This is a combination of hummus, falafel, Tabouleh baba ghanouj, pita bread, pickles and vegetarian stuffed grape leaves. The sampler is made for two people, but the portions are sizeable. We also ordered another appetizer, the Crispy Cauliflower ($8). Seasoned and battered in corn flour, and served with a sesame dip. 

Dinner was the special: The Lamb Tagine ($20). The dish is slow-cooked inside a clay tagine. Mixed with couscous, vegetable and a tangy tomato sauce, the lamb was tender and fall-off-the-bone. Fantastic!

There are many things about this restaurant I liked. Great service, I can’t recommed our server Todd enough. He was just excellent.

The food was delicious. It’s obvious that they take great care in accommodating guests dietary needs without compromising flavour. They use free-range, hormone free meat, and organic ingredients when possible. Also the restaurant boasts a great mix of meat and vegetarian dishes, which makes this a great place to take your vegetarian friends.

Follow them on twitter @laziza_on_davie

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