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COMMUNAL DINNER: Teta’s Palestinian Kitchen | Mary Freij

July 14, 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 Jul 14 • Strachan Gate at The Bentway • 6pm

Pre-order online until TUE July 12, 10pm

In so many of the world’s culinary tractions, delicious food and their warm memories are the domain of grandmothers. Chef Mary Freij’s newest project, Teta’s (Grandmother’s) Kitchen is an homage to those recipes, connecting Mary to her Palestinian and Lebanese roots, and sharing the stories and flavours from her family’s kitchen.

Watermelon & Feta Salad
The perfect summer salad; juicy, sweet watermelon and rich, salty feta are an addictive combination, topped with a tangy a pomegranate molasses dressing and a sprinkling of fresh mint

Samakeh Harra (fish)
A traditional Palestinian/Lebanese dish from the seaside, delicate white fish fillets are cooked with a fresh, spicy tomato sauce with plenty of onions, garlic, coriander and green pepper.
Koussa Banadoura (vegan)
Fresh summer zucchini lightly cooked with chickpeas in a spicy tomato sauce.

Served with golden basmati rice and a simple spinach salad.

Cardamom Date Cake
A rich, dark & luscious date cake topped with cardamom-infused caramel

Meat, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Teta’s Kitchen Palestinian Dinner
$69 for 2  • $129 for 4  • for 6 $189


Mary Freij is a food entrepreneur who has traveled the world in search of amazing culinary experiences. She is the founder of tastecapade.com, a marketplace for culinary activities. She is also a passionate cook, she started her culinary career working full time as a cook and hosting pop-up food events, including the former Mazeh Brunch at The Depanneur and Mazeh take out kisok at the Gould St Global Market (now closed). She recently ventured into opening a new IndoLab concept called Teta’s Kitchen in North York.

@tastecapade | @tetaskitchen.ca | tetaskitchen.com

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


July 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Depanneur


The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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(416) 304-0222