Byblos – My go to spot for special occasions

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I’ve been to Byblos on several occasions – whether it’s date night or a corporate event, this place does not disappoint when it comes to food and service! I usually save this place for a special occasion because I do admit it is on the pricier side of the scale so I leave it to occasions where it feels right to splurge.

Located on Duncan Street just off of King Street West, Byblos serves up an Eastern Mediterranean fare in a form of tapas style dishes. While tapas style dishes are usually meant for sharing with a large group, Eden and I personally enjoy sharing tapas with just the two of us. We order just as much as food as if there were 4 of us so can sample a little bit of everything (with the option of enjoying the seconds) and then we pack the rest for lunch the next day.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been to Byblos on several ocassions, so I’ve put together a list of must order items that I highly recommend you try even if it sounds like something you wouldn’t normally order; for example – Roasted Red Beets. I don’t normally eat red beets at home so I was definitely not going to order it at a restaurant but this dish totally worked with its sweet and sour flavours embedded on a delicious hot barbari bread. Don’t believe me? Give it a try yourself 🙂

Roasted Red Beets ($14.00)
pistachio + caraway + labneh + barbari bread

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Turkish Manti Dumplings ($15.00)
smokey eggplant + yogurt sauce + molasses

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Black Truffle Wood Fired Pide ($18.00)
buffalo mozzarella + halloumi + tartufata crème fraîche

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Yogurt Baked Flute ($33.00)
toasted bread crumbs + walnuts + brown butter

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Chargrilled Cornish Hen ($36.00)
sabzi sauce + toum + fried leek

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Mejadra ($19.00)
lentil + hung yogurt + fried shallot

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Lamb Rack ($42.00)
muhammara + middle eastern gremolata + coriander salt

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Orange Blossom Mousse ($11.00)
house yogurt + pistachio cake + pomegranate molasses + pashmak + rose jam

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