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WORKSHOP: Jarring Orange Marmalade with Christine Manning

WORKSHOP: Jarring Orange Marmalade with Christine Manning

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Are you a marmalade lover? Join Christine Manning, owner of Manning Canning and long-time preserver, as we make an old fashioned marmalade using Seville Oranges, which are in season every February. You’ll leave with a basic understanding of jar sterilization, … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Chili Con Carnage – All-U-Can-Eat Chili & Cornbread by Len Senater

DROP-IN DINNER: Chili Con Carnage – All-U-Can-Eat Chili & Cornbread by Len Senater

February 24 @ 6:00 pm
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Show winter who’s boss! Warm your cockles with a steaming bowl – or three – of pipin’ hot spicy chili con carne made with grass-fed Ontario ground beef, red kidney beans, chunky veggies, ancho & guajillo chiles and all the … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Veggie Cutlets, Gravy & Mash by Emily Zimmerman

DROP-IN DINNER: Veggie Cutlets, Gravy & Mash by Emily Zimmerman

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Lentil, mushroom, and sunflower seed cutlets, with a mixed potato, squash, and celery root mash, topped with miso gravy, and served alongside braised brussel sprouts and kale. $12 “Buttermilk” Sponge Cake w/ … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Cookin’ it Like a Boz by Ksenija Hotic

DROP-IN DINNER: Cookin’ it Like a Boz by Ksenija Hotic

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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LAST CHANCE! PLUS – Special guest soup maven & food gypsy Lisa Kates with a White Bean & Roasted Garlic soup! The Dep is delighted to welcome back Ksenija Hotic and her fabulous Bosnian specialities. A classic dish across the … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: East Coast Croquettes by Andrea Manica and Olivia Patrone

DROP-IN DINNER: East Coast Croquettes by Andrea Manica and Olivia Patrone

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Olivia and Andrea put their own vegetarian spin on these classic Halifax-style “fish” cakes. Made with potatoes and cannellini beans, spiced with white pepper and kelp powder, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried to a crispy, golden crust, and served with … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP: Secrets of Paella Valenciana with José Arato of Pimentón

WORKSHOP: Secrets of Paella Valenciana with José Arato of Pimentón

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Paella is often thought of as the Spanish national dish, but it is really a speciality of Valencia, though it has countless regional variations. Named after the pan it is cooked in, this classic rice dish has five key ingredients: … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Taco Trio by Len Senater

DROP-IN DINNER: Taco Trio by Len Senater

March 3 @ 6:00 pm
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“Taco Tuesdays” are a thing, and now they’ve come to The Dep. Inspired by tonight’s Table Talk guests, Carlos & Sandra Flores of No. 7 Mexican Hot Sauce, I’ll be preparing a trio of Mexican tacos, each showcasing a different … Continue reading

TABLE TALK: Carlos & Sandra Flores

TABLE TALK: Carlos & Sandra Flores

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This week, Carlos & Sandra talk about the risks & rewards of being food entrepreneurs in Toronto. The husband and wife team of Carlos and Sandra Flores are irrepressible food entrepreneurs, having run a string of successful food business ranging … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Veggie Patties and Flannel Hash by Emily Zimmerman

DROP-IN DINNER: Veggie Patties and Flannel Hash by Emily Zimmerman

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Traditionally, ‘red’ flannel hash is an all-day breakfast recipe made with bacon and eggs. Emily’s ‘blue’ flannel hash version is made with blue potatoes and black kale served alongside veggie sausage patties. … Continue reading

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March Pop-UP Showcase: Patacon Pisao by Cookie Martinez

March Pop-UP Showcase: Patacon Pisao by Cookie Martinez

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Thursday in March, a friend and veteran favourite at the Dep — Cookie Martinez — is serving her special Patacon Pisao, a classic Latin American dish from the Colombian coast. Patacon starts by warming unripened green plantain to flatten, … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Malaysian Curry Laksa by Marni Wolf

DROP-IN DINNER: Malaysian Curry Laksa by Marni Wolf

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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When it’s cold, there’s nothing like a big bowl of hot soup! Curry Laksa soup is a popular Malaysian dish with unclear origins (some believe it has Persian/Urdu roots, while others argue that it is native to China). But almost … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

SUPPER CLUB: Paleo Goes to Asia by Amanda & Michelle Li

SUPPER CLUB: Paleo Goes to Asia by Amanda & Michelle Li

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dietitian & culinary enthusiast Amanda Li has joined forces with her sister Michelle to present a healthy, whole-food, paleo-inspired menu with a unique, oriental flare. No dairy, grains, legumes or refined sugar, just wholesome ingredients grown and cooked with love … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

SUPPER CLUB: The Lion and The Tiger by Chef Greg Couillard

SUPPER CLUB: The Lion and The Tiger by Chef Greg Couillard

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Toronto culinary icon Greg Couillard may have earned himself an international reputation with his unique fusion of diverse culinary traditions, but food culture has been producing unexpected mash-ups for centuries. When India (The Tiger) was under British (The Lion) rule, … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP: Vegan Cheese Making by Emily Zimmerman

WORKSHOP: Vegan Cheese Making by Emily Zimmerman

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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For people who can’t or prefer not to eat dairy products, the craving for the fresh, creamy, salty, tangy, fatty, unctuous pleasures of cheese are available with just a little patience and ingenuity. In this class, The Dep’s resident vegan … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Balsamic Garlic Chicken & Argentine Seared Carrot Salad by Len Senater

DROP-IN DINNER: Balsamic Garlic Chicken & Argentine Seared Carrot Salad by Len Senater

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This week’s dinner – inspired by Peter McClusky, garlic farmer, author and founder of the Toronto Garlic Festival – features the versatility of one of the world’s most ancient and popular ingredients: garlic. Whole cloves of unpeeled garlic slowly transform … Continue reading

TABLE TALK: Peter McClusky

TABLE TALK: Peter McClusky

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This week Peter McClusky asks: Where does garlic come from? What are the best prep and cooking techniques to get different flavours from garlic? What’s the difference between Ontario and imported garlic? Peter McClusky is an Ontario garlic farmer and … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Rustic Ratatouille by Emily Zimmerman

DROP-IN DINNER: Rustic Ratatouille by Emily Zimmerman

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Emily’s ratatouille is chock full of eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini, made in a traditional Provençal stew with truffle oil and served over soft polenta. Enjoy her homemade vegan cashew or tofu … Continue reading

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March Pop-UP Showcase: Patacon Pisao by Cookie Martinez

March Pop-UP Showcase: Patacon Pisao by Cookie Martinez

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Thursday in March, a friend and veteran favourite at the Dep — Cookie Martinez — is serving her special Patacon Pisao, a classic Latin American dish from the Colombian coast. Patacon starts by warming unripened green plantain to flatten, … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Canadian Contemporary Cuisine by Chef Michael Kirkwood

DROP-IN DINNER: Canadian Contemporary Cuisine by Chef Michael Kirkwood

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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It’s not every night that the Dep features a menu fit for fine dining without the cost. Chef Michael Kirkwood has honed his culinary skills in some of Toronto’s finest restaurants including Avalon, Toro, Opus, and Turf Lounge. Known for … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

SUPPER CLUB: Duck & Cover by Dave Mottershall

SUPPER CLUB: Duck & Cover by Dave Mottershall

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Nature is a damp place over which large numbers of ducks fly, uncooked. — Oscar Wilde Chef Dave Mottershall, the man behind the rave-reviewed Loka Snacks pop-up, returns to the Dep with a from-the-heart winter dinner inspired by his recent … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP: Tamales, Atole and St. Patrick’s Day in Mexico by Paola Solorzano

WORKSHOP: Tamales, Atole and St. Patrick’s Day in Mexico by Paola Solorzano

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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On St. Patrick’s day, Mexicans honor the San Patricios or St. Patrick’s Brigade, Irish soldiers who died fighting for Mexico in the Mexican American War of 1846 -1848. Interesting tidbits of Mexican culture and history are just a part of … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Bucatini all’Amatriciana by Len Senater

DROP-IN DINNER: Bucatini all’Amatriciana by Len Senater

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Though one of the quintessential pasta dishes of Rome, Bucatini all’Amatriciana is named for the town of Amatrice, about an hour to the East in Abruzzo – considered by some to be birthplace of some of Italy’s best cooks. This … Continue reading

TABLE TALK: Chef Dave Mottershall

TABLE TALK: Chef Dave Mottershall

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This week: Chef Dave Mottershall​ and his partner Ayngelina Brogan​ recently spent 5 weeks travelling across Italy researching Italian artisanal food traditions; they are going to talk about their delicious “meatcation”: Italian artisanal foods The truth about Parma Ham With … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Sunchokes, Mushrooms, and Crispy Rice Cake by Emily Zimmerman

DROP-IN DINNER: Sunchokes, Mushrooms, and Crispy Rice Cake by Emily Zimmerman

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Jerusalem artichokes were later renamed ‘sunchokes’ possibly to avoid confusion from a Pilgrim’s innocent misnomer: they’re neither from Jerusalem or an artichoke. Emily slices these bulbous artichokes into circles and combines them … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Empanadas, Shrimp Ceviche & Patacon by Cookie Martinez

DROP-IN DINNER: Empanadas, Shrimp Ceviche & Patacon by Cookie Martinez

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pop-Up Showcase for March: Cookie Martinez Cookie is cooking up a amazing selection of Colombian street food favourites in March, featuring her special Patacon Pisao, a classic dish from the Colombian coast. Patacon are a hearty, crispy tostada made of … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Healthy Fish ‘n’ Chips by Lauren Hunter

DROP-IN DINNER: Healthy Fish ‘n’ Chips by Lauren Hunter

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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What happens when you take the “junk” out of “junk food”, and replace it with quality, local ingredients? “Delicious” and “Happy” are some words that come to mind. Lauren Hunter is a local artist and avid cook with a passion … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

SUPPER CLUB: Flavours of Taiwan II by Chih-Yang (Sean) Kuan

SUPPER CLUB: Flavours of Taiwan II by Chih-Yang (Sean) Kuan

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An important part of Taiwanese cuisine are xiaochi (小吃 “small eats”); small, savoury snacks eaten together similar to tapas or meze. Taiwanese xiaochi has gained such a reputation that travelers have been known to visit Taiwan just for an unforgettable … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP: Polish Pierogies by Maria Rozynska

WORKSHOP: Polish Pierogies by Maria Rozynska

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every culture has their comfort-food dumplings, and warm, hearty Polish pierogies are right up there with the best of them. Maria Rozynska leads you through the process of kneading & rolling, filling & shaping, and boiling and/or frying homemade pierogies … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Estofado a la Catalana by Len Senater

DROP-IN DINNER: Estofado a la Catalana by Len Senater

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Beef stew is a rustic dish found the world over in one form or another. In each place it incorporates elements of the local culture and terroir, creating myriad interpretations. Around the Mediterranean, regional variations include daubes in France, tagines … Continue reading

TABLE TALK: José Arato

TABLE TALK: José Arato

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This week José Arato asks: What is iberico ham and why eat it? How did I go from accounting to cooking? What’s the difference between Spanish and Italian food culture? José Arato can be considered a true aficionado of Spanish … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Spring Salad with Grilled Tofu Steak by Emily Zimmerman

DROP-IN DINNER: Spring Salad with Grilled Tofu Steak by Emily Zimmerman

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Emily’s grilled tofu steaks comes with a big local salad: lettuce, kale, grape tomatoes, radishes, chickpeas, and a creamy maple-mustard dressing. She’s also baking her own herb bread. $12 Oatmeal Coconut Cake … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Empanadas, Shrimp Ceviche & Patacon by Cookie Martinez

DROP-IN DINNER: Empanadas, Shrimp Ceviche & Patacon by Cookie Martinez

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pop-Up Showcase for March: Cookie Martinez Cookie is cooking up a amazing selection of Colombian street food favourites in March, featuring her special Patacon Pisao, a classic dish from the Colombian coast. Patacon are a hearty, crispy tostada made of … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Asian Tacos by Beverly Yap

DROP-IN DINNER: Asian Tacos by Beverly Yap

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A fun and playful take on a handheld favourite. These tangy, spicy and sweet fillings are a globetrotting adventure through Thailand, Korea, Vietnam and Malaysia. 3 Tacos: Spicy lime and coconut beef – a delicious flank spiced with green chillis … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

SUPPER CLUB: Where Spain & Morocco Meet by José Arato

SUPPER CLUB: Where Spain & Morocco Meet by José Arato

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Moors, a vibrant culture of Islamic North Africans, migrated to the Iberian peninsula in the 8th Century where they thrived for 700 years, leaving an indelible mark on the culture, music and food of southern Spain. Separated by less … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER by Len Senater

DROP-IN DINNER by Len Senater

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as … Continue reading

TABLE TALK: Vanessa Yu

TABLE TALK: Vanessa Yu

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vanessa Yu from caterToronto asks How do we support community food systems? What does this mean for food security, food sovereignty, and food justice? How might policymakers support social and economic equality and equity through food? Vanessa Yu M.A. (Health … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman

DROP-IN DINNER: Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every Wednesday: Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Amazing vegan comfort food, with local organic vegetables from Fresh City Farms. Dinner is usually around $12 (tax-in); menus for the week are posted on Monday. Pay What You Can after 7:30 Fresh City Farms CSA … Continue reading

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DROP-IN DINNER: Yucatecan Eats by Carlos Garate

DROP-IN DINNER: Yucatecan Eats by Carlos Garate

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Recipes from Yucatán peninsula reflect it’s historical evolution combining Mayan and Spanish colonial cooking fused from Caribbean and North African conquests. Tikin-Xik (tee-keen sheek) meaning “dry fish” is paired with citrus and cooked in banana leaf to moisten the fish … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

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BRUNCH by Free Range Human

BRUNCH by Free Range Human

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm, Free Range Human hosts brunch at The Depanneur, with a focus on local & organic ingredients. Our Mix’n’Match brunch menu features: Two Eggs, any style (local, free run)° Double-Smoked Maple Bacon° Creamy Potato Hash° Organic … Continue reading

SUPPER CLUB: Let My People Eat! – A Vegan Passover Seder by Emily Zimmerman

SUPPER CLUB: Let My People Eat! – A Vegan Passover Seder by Emily Zimmerman

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Passover is one of the major family celebrations in Jewish culture, replete with generations of culinary tradition. The holiday meal, or seder (a Yiddish word meaning ‘order’ or ‘arrangement’), is combination of food, tradition and ritual that celebrates Jewish identity … Continue reading

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