lentils, tomatoes, bulgur, diced onion, cilantro, ground coriander seed, cumin, harissa, paprika, ginger, cinnamon, lemon, limes, parsley, garlic, black pepper, olive oil and salt.
This was served with pita bread cut into quarters. I'm not sure that I would try this on my own. Too much of a few of these spices could spell disaster.
The main course was a choice of olive lamb tagine, delicate-tasting lamb sausages or vegetables cooked in peanut sauce. It was an impossible choice, so we opted for a little of all three, which appeared to be the choice of most of the tables. The main dish was served with a cold hibiscus tea, which Atigh is famous for. We had just enough room for the best mint tea I have ever tasted and a small honey and pistachio pastry.
|A Chest that belonged to Atigh's Grandmother|
This is a great and inexpensive place to go with a large group of friends. But it's also very popular, so I would suggest making reservations in advance.
Here's a link to a post on Atigh's hibiscus drink, which he makes and bottles on the restaurant premises. You can find it at corner stores throughout Montreal.
Other posts about the Mile End
Mile End Flavour of the Summer--Hibiscus
Hidden Beauty of the Rialto Theatre
Images de femmes at Rialto Theatre
Guerrilla in the Midst
Mile End's Ring of Fame
What it is by Lynda Barry
The True Gender
Almost a Visit to Gender
St-Viateur: the Polish Bazaar
The Mile End Buzz Around Beekeeping
For the Love of Vinyl
Airing Our Dirty Laundry