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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Tunisian Tagines | Dali Chehimi

July 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

⚠️ NEW DATE: Sunday, July 10 ⚠️

The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Picnics 2022
Pick-up picnics in the heart of the city.

SUN Jul 10 • The Bentway Studio at Canoe Landing • 6-7pm

Pre-order online until FRI Jul 8, 10pm

Long-time Dep favourite, Chef Dali Chehimi brings a mix of traditional Tunisian and Moroccan favourites to the table for a delicious tour of North African cuisine. Complex spices, lush combinations of sweet, savoury and spicy, Mediterranean ingredients and a hint of French colonial influence make for an exquisite culinary adventure.

Omek Houria
This beloved Tunisian recipe — the name literally means your mother (omek), the fairy/angel (houria) — is a popular dish to break the Ramadan fast. A spicy starter, somewhere between a salad and a dip, it is made with sweet braised carrots combined with homemade harissa (a piquant North African chili paste), caraway, garlic and olive oil, and garnished with capers, black olives, sliced hard boiled eggs; served with pita.

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons & Olives
One of Dali’s signature dishes, this 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;.
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Sweet Potato & Kale Tagine with Chickpeas
A healthy, modern take on Tunisian flavours, spiced with cumin, ginger, nutmeg, and a hint of curry.

Both are served with served with fluffy steamed couscous

Khobzet Hwé (Breeze Cake)
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.

Meat, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Tunisian Tagine Picnic
$59 for 2  • $109 for 4  • for 6 $159


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 Picnic FAQs


July 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


The Depanneur


The Bentway Studio
55 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 4B3 Canada
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