Bring some friends and share a variety of dishes at these three restaurants.
By Steven Sandor, Kateryna Didukh | February 25, 2020
With its open-concept design, local craft brews and communal tables, Biera is a dining experience that is as much about the company as it is about food. The majority of dishes here are made to share — if you’re so inclined. The innovative, seasonal menu offers plenty of unique creations packed with local ingredients. Try the light Ricotta Dumplings with whey butter and Swiss chard or the Sunflower Seed and Rye Risotto — a twist on a traditional rice dish, made with horseradish sauce. The 24-month Mimolette cheese makes the risotto rich, and you can spread it on Biera’s signature sourdough for sharing. — Kateryna Didukh
The best way to enjoy this exceptionally cozy spot on 104th Street? Stop thinking. Go in and let the server, host and chef be your guides. With a wide-ranging wine list, and a constantly rotating menu based on what’s in season, each visit can be a new experience. Allow yourself to be surprised by what’s new on the menu and go with an expert pairing suggestion. Spend your time savouring the flavours, enjoying the experience and taking in the warm atmosphere. But, trust us, call ahead and reserve a table. With the small quarters, table space is at a premium. — Steven Sandor
You can peruse the menu, but the Sultan’s Sofrasi platter is a full-on meal of Mediterranean delights meant for two. Several courses will be brought to your table, from the grape leaves stuffed with a rice mixture that’s a little bit sweet, to a selection of grilled meats — you’ll find chicken, lamb and tuna. Warning, the lamb is fall-off-the-bone good. Just when you think you’re tapped out, there are little sticky baklava squares to wrap it up. — Steven Sandor