So I finally made it to the new Amaya Bread Bar on yonge street yesterday (3305 Yonge Street, north of lawrence, near the Pet store)
Place inside is beautiful with very clean and bright colours. background music is quiet, and the copper tumblers are beautiful.
We had the chef's tasting ($45 per), and everything was absolutely brilliant.
Started with an amuse bouche which consisted of a watermelon/ginger shooter, and onion bhajji.
Then had the chef's trio of pakora, tikki and samosa. They were served without dipping sauces, something I thought was odd at first because these items are generally deep fried and require some dip. But they were juicy and full of flavour, able to stand on their own. Any dip would have overpowered the niblets.
we had chicken in a spinach sauce, long basmati rice, a vegetable curry and lamb chops in a cherry chutney sauce.
We also had tiger prawn wrapped sole in a green curry.
All dishes represented both traditional and contemporary flawlessly. No single spice or flavour was overpowering, just a delicious treat.
The sweet lassi is the best i've had outside of Pune. The mango lassi isn't so bad either.
They have a wine selection, but nothing indian. Same with the beer. Lots of martinis thought.
would love to go back.