What’s on the menu at Fet Zun, Anthony Rose’s new Middle Eastern restaurant on Dupont
Name: Fet Zun
Contact: 252 Dupont St, 647-352-3337, fetzun.com, @fet_zun
Neighbourhood: The Annex
Previously: Bar Begonia
Owners: Anthony Rose and Robert Wilder (Rose and Sons, Big Crow, Fat Pasha, Schmaltz Appetizing)
Chefs: Michael Sarino (Fat Pasha)
Rose describes the flavour-punched fare as classic street food that’s lighter and brighter than Fat Pasha’s menu. It’s all stuff that’s meant to be shared: freshly baked pita and flatbreads, a selection of meze (olives, pickled things, babaghanoush, tabbouleh), chicken shawarma, turkey schnitzel. There’s also a substantial sabich plate. Here the Middle Eastern sandwich is served on an open flatbread topped with fried eggplant, chopped salad, fries and tahini. Coming soon: brunch that features an additional line up of dishes including a babka-twist on French toast, and maple or beetroot tahini on challah.
Mike Tanchuk (Bar Begonia) is behind the cocktails (some of which are refreshing, others of which are spicy). There’s also a fresh juice program, and customers can get it straight-up, or in an Orange Julius–like dessert cocktail made with soft serve ice cream, in a glass rimmed with za’atar or pistachios and finished with pomegranate or lavender syrup.
The five-week transformation of the dark and moody Bar Begonia space was a joint effort between Rose and Wilder. It’s now greener and brighter, and a mural that was once the outline of a nude woman is now the outline of a… camel. Thankfully, the great street-side patio remains.