The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Picnic 2021
Dinner & a Movie
The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is once again screening some great movies at Fort York National Historic Site in August & September, including two nights that coincide with our upcoming Communal Picnics at The Bentway. While advance tickets are all sold out, there are some last-minute same day tickets released at 12pm on the day of the screenings.
THU Aug 26 — MINARI by Lee Isaac Chung, USA, 2020
THU Sep 2 — DAZED AND CONFUSED by Richard Linklater, 1993, USA
The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show has just offered The Depanneur 50 FREE TICKETS to the AUG 26 screening of Minari to the next 25 people who order the Aug 26 Communal Picnic Dinner! Order by TUE at 10pm and I will contact the lucky winners on WED to let them know how to collect their tickets.
Pre-order online until TUE Aug 24, 10pm
Pick up on THU Aug 26, 6-7pm at The Bentway
The food of the Philippines is complex, as diverse as the more than 100 ethnic groups that populate its 7600+ islands, and overlaid with centuries of Chinese, Southeast Asian, Spanish, and American influences. Tonight’s menu by Maria Polotan incorporates local ingredients into traditional Filippino recipes.
Kinilaw na Tokwa at Labanos
Crispy fried tofu simmered with daikon radish in a spicy, tart, coconut-sap vinegar sauce, and served at room temperature topped with green onions and cilantro
A summer BBQ duo of Inihaw na Manok, boneless chicken skewers marinated in a salty-sweet-spicy-tangy marinade, and Insarabasab, smoky cubes of chopped grilled pork belly tossed with sweet red onions and calamansi lime juice
Ginataang Kalabasa At Sitaw
Asian squash and long beans simmered in a rich coconut broth flavoured with garlic, ginger, onion, and lemongrass.
Both meals come with ensaladang inihaw na talong, a smoky salad of grilled eggplant with garlic and ginger, and golden annatto-infused rice.
A delicate custard of young coconut juice and meat, coconut milk, corn, milk, sugar, and cornstarch.
Chicken & Pork, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Filipino Picnic for 2 $59 • for 4 $109 • for 6 $159
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICKUP IS THU 6-7PM AT THE BENTWAY.
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
Maria Lourdes Polotan grew up in a family where food played a central part on how life was celebrated; the kitchen was where the family congregated and her mother presided. Maria has begun to share sharing her passion for food by cooking for others through her new catering project Mama Linda’s, offering traditional Filipino home cooking with quality local ingredients at pop-up events, catering and at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market in the summer. @mamalindasto