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COMMUNAL DINNER: Casbah Flavours | Dali Chehimi

August 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Dinners 2022
Family-style dining in a unique urban setting, Communal Dinners are seated, family-style meals, served and shared at 10 tables of 6, where you bring your own plates and cutlery.

THU Aug 4 • Strachan Gate at The Bentway • 6pm

Pre-order online until TUE Aug 2, 10pm

Long-time Dep favourite, Chef Dali Chehimi brings his traditional Tunisian favourites to the table for a delicious taste of the Casbah! Tunisian cuisine features all the hallmarks of delicious North African food: complex spices, lush combinations of fruit and meat, Mediterranean ingredients and a hint of French colonial influence. Tagines, the flavourful stews that range from Morocco to Egypt, get their name from the characteristic conical dishes of the same name that they are most often cooked in.

Salade Mechouia
Hot and sweet peppers cooked until meltingly tender, stewed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, capers and black olives, garnished with tuna, sliced eggs and extra virgin olive oil; garnished with capers, black olives, sliced hard boiled eggs and tuna; served with baguette.

Chicken & Apricot Tagine
This dish features the classic North African combination of fruit, meat and aromatic spices. Tender chicken braised in a tomato broth with fresh ginger, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon, garnished with slivered almonds.
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Vegetable Tagine
A North African classic, a fragrant stew of zucchini, pumpkin, onions, garlic, and white beets in a lightly spiced tomato broth; garnished with slivered almonds

Rouz Djerbi
Also known as Riz Djerbien, this is named after the island of Djerba in Tunisia from where this dish hails. Similar to a biryani in that a variety of ingredients like spinach, peppers, chickpeas, and harissa combine to create flavourful dish where the rice soaks up the flavours as it cooks.

Served with side of refreshing carrot salad with lemon, honey and rosewater.

A dense, luscious cake of coarse semolina, golden and crunchy on top and tender beneath, soaked in a lemon syrup and topped with fresh summer berries.


Meat, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
North African Dinner
$69 for 2  • $129 for 4  • for 6 $189


A veteran Toronto restaurateur, Dali Chehimi’s storied career has seen him working at iconic restaurants such as Sassafraz, Sarkis and Avec, as well as running Casbah, a catering company specializing in Tunisian fare.

Pay It Forward

At check out, you will be given the opportunity to contribute towards our Pay It Forward program to create fresh meals for the The Fort York-Spadina Community Care Program. For every Pay It Forward meal purchased, The Depanneur and The Bentway will match funds to provide a second meal to double the impact of your generosity.

2022 Communal Dinner FAQs


August 4, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Depanneur
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The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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(416) 304-0222
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