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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Turkey | Tuba Tunç

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Picnic 2021

Pre-order online until TUE Aug 10, 10pm
Pick up on THU Aug 12, 6-7pm at The Bentway

Turkey has an ancient culinary tradition stretching back to the very beginnings of Western civilization. From these deep roots the Ottomans developed a sophisticated and aristocratic cuisine based on ingredients and influences pulled from an empire that stretched from North Africa across the Middle East and into Greece and the Balkans. The flavours of contemporary Turkish food emerge from this mix of cultures and traditions, and shine in Chef Tuba Tunç’s selection of traditional Turkish dishes.

Haydari & Ezme Salata
Haydari is a cool, creamy dip of pressed yogurt, garlic, dill and olive oil dip, a perfect for the ezme salata, a rib red blend of finely chopped tomato, red peppers and cucumber, combined with garlic, vinegar, and biber salçası a rich, spicy Turkish tomato & pepper paste.

A very popular street food in Turkey, originating from the city of Mersin — imagine a kind of Turkish fajita. Thin strips of beef are stir fried with spices (traditionally with cottonseed oil), then wrapped in soft, thin lavash bread with onions, tomatoes, parsley, and fresh mint; served with pickled vegetables on the side.
Also available vegetarian: spicy grilled haloumi cheese wrap with onions, tomatoes, parsley, and fresh mint

The appeal of sweet, deep fried dough is pretty universal, from Persian bamiyeh to Indian jalebis, Mexican churros to Greek loukoumades to our very own Tim Bits. Tulumba are small round cylindrical fritters, dunked in a sugar syrup while still hot.

Contains wheat, dairy

Beef, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Turkish 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

Tuba Tunç was a marketing professional in Istanbul for 10 years, but her true passion has always been cooking. Through countless dinner parties for friends and family, she came to realize that she needed to follow this passion and turn it into a career. Since graduating from the Culinary Management Program at George Brown College, she has worked in various positions at restaurants including managing Anatolia, one of the oldest Turkish Restaurants in Toronto. Tuba has recently founded LokumEats, where she showcases Turkish & Ottoman cuisine, as well as her take on international cuisines.


August 12
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


The Depanneur


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