Persian New Year Dinner at The Apron

On Monday March 28th, I had the pleasure of dining at The Apron in the Westin Wall Centre Hotel to experience their 9 course tasting menu to celebrate the Persian New Year. Chef Hamid Salimian had created this wondrous fine dining menu of exquisite dishes that were full of flavour picturesquely presented on the plate.

Abedogh Kiar

First Course was the Abedogh Kiar with yogurt, cucumber, mint and wild flower.

Gaote

Second Course was the Gaote with pita, preserved walnut, basil and feta.

Salad-e Olivieh

Third Course was the Salad-e Olivieh with poached chicken, fingerling potatoes, and green olives.

Kookoo Sabji

Fourth Course was the Kookoo Sabji with salmon, Seville orange and sunchoke.

Mirza Ghasemi

Fifth Course was the Mirza Ghasemi with sablefish, octopus, eggplant and tomato.

Fesenjan

Sixth Course was the Fesenjan with slow cooked duck leg, orange and pomegranate.

Ghormeh Sabzi

Seventh Course was the Ghormeh Sabzi with lamb, red bean, parsley, stone dry lime and basmati rice.

Faloodeh

Eighth Course was the Faloodeh with lemon, rice noodle, and rose water.

Bagh-lava with akbar mashdi ice cream

Ninth Course was the Bagh-lava with akbar mashdi ice cream and almond mouse, chickpea crumble, house preserved Okanagan apricots.

I loved each and every dish, though my absolute favourite dishes were the Gaote, Fesenjan and Bagh-lava with akbar mashdi ice cream, I have dined at The Apron a few times, however this was a very special evening and a spectacular meal with outstanding service by our server Justin. They are offering this special tasting menu nightly through April 4th.

By: Richard Wolak