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Chowfind: Sorento Don Mills and Eglinton Persian- Italian

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Chowfind: Sorento Don Mills and Eglinton Persian- Italian

Vinnie Vidimangi | Jul 17, 2012 07:46 AM

Sorento (one "R")
900 Don Mills Rd at Barber Greene
416 447 3590
Open every day , and in particular MONDAY!
There is a $10 for $20 Groupon Now every day

Shekamoo, where ever you are, on your return to Toronto please try and report.

I was marauding on Monday for supper. I didn't want to spring for a $25 Summerlicious and there were few places open on Monday. So I got a $10 for $20 Groupon Now coupon for Sorento. But only after reading the menu online and ascertaining that the owners were Iranian.

I went out for for the assorted appetizer platter ($19.95). It was delicious. Not since Paradis in Washington seventeen years ago have I had such a good feeling from a Persian restaurant. But then again, my Persian adventures have been only in Toronto since. Maybe once in Paris, but it was forgettable. (Aziz, kosher Tunisian couscous wasn't , but in my defence, it was Xmas eve.)

On the platter: two kinds of eggplant (call it aubergine farsi nue and the price doubles) yoghurt fixed up, pickled red pepper, " cornichons", basket(s) of house made flat bread. Really good, although I would suggest that they replace the pickling with their own pickled vegetables (torshi)
which would be better and make the plate a complete triumph.

The rest of the Persian items are kebabs and the like.
The soup of the day was clamchowder. At least it wasn't that barley porridge that I don't understand. (Soup of the day seems to mean the soup of everyday in every Persian place that I have been in and it is the barley porridge.)

Most of the menu is Toronto popular Italian- pasta , pizza , hoagie. There are a number of other items such as lamb shank.

I saw a number of dishes going out . They looked good and there was ample to eat on the plate. Prices were quite reasonable.

Oh yeah, wood fired pizza oven. Maybe that's why Iran wants nuclear reactors, it is running out of wood for the bread and pizza ovens.

Next time I will try something Italianesque.

The room is large, designed and extravagantly decorated in Persian faux .

Remember, the daily Groupn Now - while it lasts.

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