Along a mostly barren stretch of North York, there’s an architectural gem: architect Fumihiko Maki’s stunning Aga Khan Museum. The cubist structure, clad in sandblasted white Brazilian granite, was designed to capture as much light as possible. Inside, the restaurant Diwan (Persian for “meeting place”) is no exception to the architect’s sun-driven design. The sunny room—decorated with hand-carved 18th-century Damascene panels—is a bright delight. The menu invites guests to eat their way through Islam’s culinary history. The peripatetic menu wanders across the Islamic world from Iran to Turkey, North Africa, and Malaysia. The prix-fixe menus are inspired by the Aga Khan Museum’s special exhibits.
Subway: Eglinton, then bus 34 E to Don Valley Pkwy, then walk N to Wynford Dr. By car: Take DVP to Don Mills Road N exit, merge onto Don Mills Rd., then turn right onto Wynford Dr.Phone 416/646-4670 Prices Main courses $14–$24; prix-fixe menus $35–$40 Cuisine Type Middle Eastern Web site Diwan
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