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Beyond The Plate: Joon

 Joon is a fragrant breath of fresh air on Saint-Laurent Boulevard.

Firmly situated in the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy, Joon‘s cuisine is fragrant with the flavours, herbs and spices of the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus.

Co-owner and chef  Erin Mahoney (ex Saint-Urbain, Impasto and La Bête à Pain) combines Armenian, Iranian and Georgia cooking with seasonal and distinctly Quebec products thanks to the nearby Jean-Talon market.  Their a la carte menu features house-baked Joon bread made fresh every afternoon, house-made charcuterie plate with Basterma, Sudjook and Iranian mortadella with house pickle mix,  a dessert of the week like Iranian Rollet and a Georgian-inspired roasted beet dip. If you’re really lucky, you’ll find Jengyalov Hac, an Armenian herb-filled griddled flatbread on the menu.

Takeout for two right now features hot grilled eggplant dip, mint oil, bread chips, Cornish chicken, stuffed with fine herbs, nuts and fruits, lacquered with saffron and a crispy basmati rice cake, saffron yoghurt. Pick something from the wine list which showcases Georgian, Greek and Slovak bottles, and you’ll really feel like you’ve been somewhere.

📷 Ezra Soiferman

In the latest episode, Beyond the Plate host Heidi Small hangs out in the kitchen with Chef to hear about her love of Iranian food, the power of a high-functioning kitchen team and how Lightspeed’s capabilities help her to stay motivated.

Lightspeed is a full-service restaurant POS that serves up outstanding experiences. Because technology has never been more important to restaurants, Lightspeed has launched eCom for Restaurant. Specifically designed to help Lightspeed Restaurant users seamlessly transition their businesses to online and integrate new revenue streams that will lead to long-term growth, eCom restauranteurs will benefit from the easy-to-setup and fully customizable website that also includes several noteworthy features to help retain meaningful customer relationships and future-proof their business. Find out more by clicking here.

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