Where can you go in Oakville for an upscale dining experience to please both the vegans and omnivores? That was the question our family pondered as we searched for a restaurant that would please 6 adults with different dietary interests. Thanks to a tip from Toronto Vegetarian Association, we found and were very impressed by Alhambra, in Bronte Village Mall. What a feast we had! Truly one of the best meals I’ve had in a long while.
Here is what we ordered:
Vegetarian Tapas platter: hummus, stuffed vine leaves, olives, Moroccan zalouk, steamed fava beans and the very best baba ganoush I’ve ever eaten.
Vegetarian Casablanca: “An exotic couscous made with a fresh medley of vegetables in an aromatic saffron and fennel broth”. It had the biggest artichoke hearts I’ve ever seen! Loved it.
Primavera Vegetarian Tajine: “Vegetarian feast, root vegetables and seasonal produce topped with dried apricots and raisins. Tajine are slow-cooked stews braised at low temperatures….and complexity of traditional spices.“
My husband and I split the couscous and the tajine and were unanimous: the coucous was very good but the tajine was amazing. Such wonderful spices! We left not a morsel left on our plate. Highly recommended.
Mint tea, baklava (almonds and pistachios in pasty. No butter or honey in Alhambra’s baklava) and Oasis treats (dates, raising, almonds, fresh oranges and a rose water cinnamon glaze). All heavenly!
The meat eaters seemed just as pleased with their selections as we were. Overall, a top notch dining experience. We’ll be back!
Alhambra is located at 2441 Lakeshore Road Unit 21, Oakville, ON