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1499 Laurier E. Laurier métro. Bus 27. Papineau. Bus 45

Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Breakfast served until 2 p.m. weekdays, and 'til 4 p.m. weekends. Closed Monday. $25 for two before wine, taxes and service. Table d'hôte: $6.95—$14 (noon), $11—$14 (evening).Tel. 523-9396.
Fortunately, the new expansion has done nothing to inhibit the welcoming warmth of Scheherazade's boudoir. Bathing in owner Hemela's effulgence, this exotic home-away-from-home in the middle of the Plateau Mont Royal will titillate your palate with the splendours of the Middle East. Even the daily specials have a unique taste. A library, backgammon and Scrabble games, local newspapers, soulful ambient Iranian violin music, little goldfish in the quintessential goldfish bowl—to know it is to adopt it. New Iranian tea room (for a fresh mint tea in a quaint tea set). Middle Eastern breakfasts comprising your choice amongst twenty-five (yup, twenty-five!) sorts of homemade preserves. Homemade "barbary" bread. Several vegetarian dishes. Hemela Pourafzal and her small but dynamic staff courageously serve a sometimes rather large clientele. Take your time, take your tea, or chat with historian and regular Jean-Claude Germain. Relaxing and aesthetically pleasing décor. Represents the better aspects of the Plateau's gentrification.

Sample menu: Spinach yoghurt, egg and tomato eggplant purée, saffron and chicken koukou, meat perogis, chello kabab, feta sandwiches with herbs and tomatoes, cardamom chocolate cake, fruit pie, Iranian pastries.

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