Our party of seven had one of our best meals ever in Toronto yesterday. We had no idea what Georgian food would be like - it was wonderful!
I'd describe this as a very fine take on Eastern European cuisine, with the perfect, light touch of the Middle East. The dishes were hearty, never heavy. Each was distinct from the other and packed with flavour. Nothing was overly spicy or salty. This was like home cooking for special occasions. I understand the whole menu is made from scratch on the premises - not just a few main courses and entrees but everything: the breads, sausage, soups and stews, all of it. We could certainly tell.
We were served by a very sweet lady and her mother. They were relaxed but efficient, unobtrusive but friendly. II would really enjoy chatting with them again.
Stand out favourites at our table: the home made kupati sausage, All the cheese breads, including Penovani Hachapuri (cheese bread in puff dough), the lobio (red beans and walnuts), the chanakhi (veal stew),the babaganouch, the eggplant rolls and the harcho lamb stew.
The restaurant is on Shepperd Ave W, about 1 kilometer from either Wilson or Downsview Subway Stations. It is well worth venturing out of the downtown core to come here. This is a family concern. The decor is modest but nice. It's in a little strip mall and would be easy to miss if you weren't looking for it. None of that matters. Aragvi is a definitely a destination restaurant for us now.
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