The buzz surrounding Fat Pasha is undeniable. For our debut restaurant review on Kehila, we knew we had to visit the Israeli inspired hot spot and dive into some comfort food. The presentation of everything from the food, décor to the ambiance on the patio added to the cool excitement of Fat Pasha.
On the patio, you will find a fish pond to one side and antique mirrors strung across the wall on the other. Conversations roll across long patio tables all set under a string of
If you like Rum, you have to try their take on the classic drink with a sesame twist. The subtle unusual flavour creeps across your tongue and make you go “Hmm, let me taste that again”, and again until the last drop.
The potato latkes topped with cured salmon, sour cream and chives was a great crunchy, savoury opening to the decadence to follow.
The dishes at Fat Pasha were designed for sharing, much like every Israeli household, you’ll find someone reaching across the table for a “sample”. The roasted Cauliflower is a head turner. The bright white globe rested atop a tray covered in vibrant green shkoug interrupted every conversation that it passed by. The umami of rich cauliflower mixed with the heat of shkoug and tang of pomegranate was the perfect balance of flavour in every bite.
The Msabbaha was another quintessential sharing dish that delighted the palate. We scooped the creamy hummus with pita vessels into our mouths until our bellies protested, and then we ate some more.
But there is always room for dessert! Franny’s Challah Breadpudding was rhubarb jam and poppsy seed labneh atop the sweet caramelly dessert. The light fluffy Israeli Cheesecake with blueberry jam rounded out our exquisite evening.
Thank you to the team at Fat Pasha for having us!
@ fatpasha, 414 Dupont St. Toronto