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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.

For dessert:
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

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