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WE ARE A FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED PERSIAN restaurant IN THE HEART OF OTTAWA
Thanks to our client’s continuous support, we’ve quickly become a staple in the Ottawa Community. In promising exceptional service and quality food to all, we’re humbled in being able to expand our restaurant to a second location. This new chapter allows us to get closer to our dear clients in the West-End of Ottawa located on Carling Ave- in the Bayshore Area.
highest quality ingredient in each and every bite.
The origins of Iranian Cuisine may be traced back to the Persian Empire founded by Cyrus The Great during the Sixth Century. During its reign, the Persian Empire stretched from Europe’s Balkan Peninsula in the West to India’s Indus Valley in the East. Also known as the Achaemenid Empire, it was a hub of culture, religion, science, art, and technology. Being the empire stretched so far from west to east, it allowed for ingredients and spices to travel within. The diverse collection of different cultures within the
empire and its surrounding regions influenced Persian Cuisine as we know it today.
When talking about Persian Cuisine, we often tend to use words like “vibrant”, “aromatic” or “herbal”, although true, they don’t fully capture the essence of our treasured dishes. The time, technique & care taken in creating the same consistency and flavours of Mama’s stews & rice or Baba’s Kababs is truly difficult to replicate. Our traditions and practices are something we hold dear to our hearts, normally passed down through generations from close family and friends. Although slight variations can be observed as each generation tweaks the recipe for the next, the one consistent thing that stays true throughout is the love and care put into each dish.
Tastes and flavours, textures, and temperatures all need to be balanced in all our dishes. Even the contrast between sweet and sour, soft and crunchy, hot and cold can all be found in almost every meal. We offer a variety of different tastes & textures to accommodate everyone’s pallet including Vegan Options.
Saffron is the rarest and the most precious spice in the world. Also known as “red gold”, Saffron has given its magical flavor, aroma, and golden hue to our foods, drinks, and even the application of medicine for centuries.
Saffron is made from the saffron crocus, a purple flower that blooms in the autumn producing only three threads (stigmas) of Saffron. Ideally, harvesting occurs during the mid-morning when the flowers are still closed, being the flowers only bloom for one to three weeks out of the year, it’s of the utmost importance to delicately handpick each strand to ensure none are damaged during harvesting.
Fun Fact- It takes roughly 70,000 crocus flowers to make one pound of Saffron. Due to the low yield of 3 strands per flower and all the harvesting being done manually by hand, Saffron is known as the most expensive spice in the world.
Saffron also provides health benefits as well. Studies show the strands contain an impressive variety of plant compounds that act as antioxidants. Not only does it add complex flavours & colours to our dishes, but it is said to help with everything from weight loss and appetite management, digestion, insomnia, treating mood disorders & more.