New flavours are being served up in Timmins.
The Fusion Grill has opened at 56 2nd Ave., in the old Lily's Restaurant.
Fawaz Alahmed and Vakkas Momaya are the co-owners of the unique Indo-Lebanese restaurant that combines both of their backgrounds.
Today they celebrated the soft opening of the downtown business with a ribbon-cutting.
Right now, Momaya said they started with Lebanese food.
“The chicken is grilled on a special machine that’s called a shawarma grill, it’s on rotation," he said, explaining that cooking it that way makes a big difference in the taste of the food being made with authentic Lebanese spices.
The co-owners are excited to bring the dishes to the growing cultural community.
"As we see it’s more multicultural, so we were thinking that this is the food that we are missing in Timmins," Momaya said. "We can find lots down south but we were missing something like this kind of food."
Sharing a taste of home with Timmins is something that Alahmed has been dreaming about for years.
He came to Timmins as a Syrian refugee in May 2018.
“The Timmins community supported me and my family and I wanted to share with them our flavour, our food to be a part of Timmins community,” said Alahmed.