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.
First Course was the Abedogh Kiar with yogurt, cucumber, mint and wild flower.
Second Course was the Gaote with pita, preserved walnut, basil and feta.
Third Course was the Salad-e Olivieh with poached chicken, fingerling potatoes, and green olives.
Fourth Course was the Kookoo Sabji with salmon, Seville orange and sunchoke.
Fifth Course was the Mirza Ghasemi with sablefish, octopus, eggplant and tomato.
Sixth Course was the Fesenjan with slow cooked duck leg, orange and pomegranate.
Seventh Course was the Ghormeh Sabzi with lamb, red bean, parsley, stone dry lime and basmati rice.
Eighth Course was the Faloodeh with lemon, rice noodle, and rose water.
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