The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Picnic 2021
Pre-order online until TUE Jul 2o, 10pm
Pick up on THU Jul 22, 6-7pm at The Bentway
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.
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; with fresh pita for mopping up all the deliciousness.
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons & Olives
Dali’s chicken tagine combines the floral tartness of his homemade preserved lemons, the rich vegetal notes of cracked green olives and the warm, spicy flavours of ginger and saffron to great effect; served with fluffy couscous.
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A North African classic, a fragrant stew of zucchini, pumpkin, onions, garlic, white beets and chickpeas in a lightly spiced tomato broth; served with fluffy couscous. #vegan
Khobzet Hwé (Breeze Cake)
The simplicity and comfort of no-bake ‘refrigerator’ cakes appeals even in places where refrigeration was not necessarily common. Much traditional Middle Eastern architecture was cleverly designed to maximize airflow and bring in cool drafts. This classic Tunisian dessert of crumbled butter biscuits drizzled with strong coffee and layered with rich buttercream and almonds evokes a tiramisu, and gets its whimsical name from the cool, breezy spots where the cake would be left to chill.
Contains eggs, wheat, dairy, nuts
Chicken, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Tunisian Picnic for 2 $59 • for 4 $109 • for 6 $159
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
PICKUP IS WED 6-7PM AT THE BENTWAY
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OUR OTHER BENTWAY EVENTS
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
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.