This is the best Lebanese (and Middle Eastern) restaurant that I’ve been to in Montreal. The food was fresh, wholesome and authentic.
One of the things I’ve always loved about Levantine cuisine is that you can order a bunch of different things in small portions; share it all, assume that it’s smaller than it looks and wonder why in the world you feel so full at the end of it all.
Garage Beirut has a nice ambience. The lady who served me was friendly and the restaurant is small-ish but intimate and modern.
And then it was time for the ensemble of food!
Baba ghanoush (or eggplant dip). You can almost never go wrong with this one.
I don’t exactly remember what these are called - but it was like a samosa filled with vine leaves. Tangy & delicious.
Potatoes with garlic sauce.
Fattoush salad. Toasted (or fried) pita bread with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.
Makanek or Lebanese sausages. These were really good - although there was a strong taste of cloves, so it may not be your kind of thing.
I loved it. My fellow diner was a bit iffy - took him a while to get used to the flavour.
Isn’t that so beautiful?
It was a great meal. It really was. I had so much fun mixing and matching and eating everything together and/or separately.
For a sweet finish…
Knafeh. Cheese with a semolina crust soaked in syrup.
After this meal I was full (and extremely satisfied) till the next morning.
I can’t wait to come back here.