The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Table 2023
Family-style dining in a unique urban setting. Communal Tables are seated, family-style meals, served and shared at 10 tables of 6, where you bring your own plates and cutlery.
THU July 6 | Moroccan Flavours | Dali Chehimi
Strachan Gate at The Bentway • 6pm • Pre-order online until TUE July 4
Long-time Dep favourite, Chef Dali Chehimi brings traditional Moroccan favourites to the table for a delicious taste of the Casbah! Moroccan 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 across the region, get their name from the characteristic conical dishes of the same name that they are most often cooked in.
This traditional North African mezze features hot and sweet peppers cooked until very tender, then stewed with tomatoes, onions and garlic. Both come garnished with capers, black olives, sliced hard boiled egg and tuna and extra virgin olive oil, along with fresh pita for scooping up all the deliciousness.
Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Prunes & Chickpeas [chicken]
This dish features the classic North African combination of fruit, meat and aromatic spices. Tender chicken is braised along with dried apricots, prunes, carrots and chickpeas in a light tomato-flecked broth fragrant with fresh ginger, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon.
Spicy Moroccan Stew with Chickpeas & Lentils [vegan]
The combination of chickpeas, lentils and greens in a rich, spicy, harissa-spiked tomato broth, with a aromatic base of onions, garlic, cumin, paprika, and coriander seed, makes for a hearty & satisfying vegan stew.
Both are served with herbed couscous
Tahini halva, an ancient Middle Eastern sweet made with sesame and pistachios; served with fresh berries macerated in rose water.
Meat or Vegetarian
North African Dinner
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 North African fare.
Pay It Forward
At check out, you will be invited to optionally contribute towards our Pay It Forward initiative. Pay it Forward funds go to Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin (They Feed the People) to support the food security needs of vulnerable persons in Toronto’s Indigenous community.