The name Tunis is associated with an Arabic word that means to socialize and to be friendly. With hospitality so close to the heart of Tunisian culture, it should be no surprise that it also abounds with fantastic food. Dali Chehimi has put together an elegant menu featuring seafood dishes from the Tunisian coast, rarely seen in Toronto.
Salade Méchouia with fried sardines
A smoky salad of grilled peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onions, redolent of olive oil and caraway, complemented beautifully by rich fillets of pan-fried sardines
Stuffed Calamari with Couscous
Fresh squid stuffed with calamari, spinach, rice, egg, garlic, onions, parsley, mint and harissa, braised in light tomato sauce with chickpeas and potatoes, served over a fragrant spiced couscous, alongside a fennel and courgette compote with aniseed.
An assortment of traditional North African desserts served with fresh sweet mint tea.
B.Y.O.B. — No corkage
A veteran Toronto restaurateur, Dali Chehimi’s storied career has seen him working alongside luminary chefs like Greg Couillard at iconic restaurants such as Sassafraz, Sarkis and Avec, as well as running Casbah, an innovative pop-up food stall specializing in Tunisian fare.