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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Italy | Luciano Schipano

July 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Picnic 2021

Pre-order online until TUE Jul 13, 10pm
Pick up on THU Jul 15, 6-7pm at The Bentway

Italian food has become one of the most popular cuisines the world over, but like all culinary traditions it is not a fixed thing; some dishes stick very close to their ancient roots, others have evolved to incorporate new ideas and ingredients. Tonight Chef Luciano Schipano shares with you a delicious mix of classic recipes and creative updates that capture the spirit of this justly world-class cuisine. Don’t miss the exquisite mushroom risotto, cooked on site in the spectacular Pentolo, a giant 1-metre wide suspended pan imported from Italy; the largest of its kind in Canada!

One of the best-known Tuscan dishes, this luscious tomato and bread salad tastes like summer. Fresa (toasted Italian bread) soaks up the juices from ripe beefsteak tomatoes, together with cucumber, red onion, oregano, basil, and organic Calabrian extra virgin olive oil from Chef Luciano’s family farm, where the olives are stil hand picked in the traditional way.

Involtini di Melanzane
A supremely elegant and light summer dish; slices of Italian eggplant rolled over mozzarella and prosciutto crudo, cooked in light fresh tomato sauce with fresh basil and thyme.
Also available vegetarian, without prosciutto.

Risotto Funghi Rosmarino
Italian Carnaroli rice with fresh Ontario mushrooms, infused with fresh rosemary and finished with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Budino al Limone
A refreshing summery lemon pudding; eggs and almond milk lighten the classic custard, and fresh lemon juice and zest highlight the tart flavour.

Contains eggs, wheat, dairy

Italian Picnic for 2 $59 • for 4 $109 • for 6 $159


Pay It Forward

At check out, you will be given the opportunity to either contribute towards a supplemental Pay It Forward meal. For every Pay It Forward meal purchased, The Depanneur and The Bentway will work together to provide a second meal to double the impact of your generosity. All Pay it Forward funds will be used to create fresh meals for the The Fort York-Spadina Community Care Program; @spafycc

Chef Luciano Schipano has a serious passion for the culinary arts. A Red Seal certified Chef, Luciano is President of Slow Food Toronto, as well as the director Director of the Italian Federation of Chefs, and an active member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. He loves to share his knowledge of Italian cuisine though teaching, both in Canada and Italy, as well as via TV appearances and culinary tours. He is a passionate food advocate, working with projects like Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Soupalicious, as well as an accomplished personal chef, executive chef, teacher and food consultant. Chef Luciano also organizes Culinary Tours in Italy, Calabria, offering a unique opportunity to enjoy food and culture directly with farmers, producers and local chefs. | lucianoschipano.com



July 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 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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