Month: January 2015

Mini-post – Take a break from Winter…. Doing it Right, in St. Henri

I enjoy championing small business. I empathize. I know how hard it is to put it all on the line and want/need to make it work. It is such a pleasure when it is done properly. Case in point – Sumac on Notre Dame West – the street that is exploding with all things new and foodie. David Bloom and Raquel Zagury have figured out the perfect formula. SUPER food (best falafel I have ever eaten – and I have eaten a lot of the stuff – Sumac has knocked both my Jerusalem AND Tel Aviv favourites off the map), simple and comfortable décor, and laid-back sort-of-table service (you order at the cash and orders are brought to your table). EVERYTHING is delicious. I know, since our party of 5 ordered…almost the entire menu.

Thank you, Sumac, for brightening my winter with exotic flavours. It is a spot of middle-eastern sunshine in the Montreal deep-freeze.

Chicken Shwarma platter

Chicken Shwarma platter

Yes, those fries are sprinkled with Za'atar

Yes, those fries are sprinkled with sumac!

Best Falafel. Served with a side of Salade Cuite and Quinoa salad

Best Falafel. Served with a side of Salade Cuite and Quinoa salad

Yes, we ate all of that.

Yes, we ate all of that.

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