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COMMUNAL TABLE: Viva Colombia | Natalia “Cookie” Martinez

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

- $40.00

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 August 10 | Colombia | Natalia “Cookie” Martinez

Strachan Gate at The Bentway • 6pm • Pre-order online until TUE August 8

Natalia “Cookie” Martinez  has been a beloved part of The Depanneur’s story since the very early days, and she has always brought her infectious smile and good humour to the tasty Colombian street food she makes. Patacón pisao is a classic dish from Colombia: green plantain that has been fried and pressed flat, then refried until crispy to serve as the base for a range of tasty toppings. It is such a well-loved dish, there is even a popular salsa song about it! Tonight’s dinner features a deconstructed, DIY patacón buffet for diners to build their own perfect patacón.

Colombian Empanadas [vegetarian]
Golden-fried corn dough pastries filled with mix of spinach & cheese, served with Cookie’s signature mild tomato & cilantro dipping sauce.

Patacón Pisao
Build your own meat or vegetarian patacón by layering your deep fried green plantain with pulled beef flank -or- jackfruit seasoned with tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and onions, then top it off with grilled vegetables, fresh cucumber salsa, avocado cream and spicy mayo.

Served with black bean & rice perfumed by a classic Colombian sofrito of garlic, onion, peppers and tomatoes cooked in olive oil.

Caramel Flan
A delicious custard made with eggs, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.


Meat or Vegetarian
Colombia Dinner
$40 pp

Cookie Martinez earned her name making delicious cookies with an eye towards organic and local ingredients and creative South American flavours. Even though now lives and cooks professionally in Germany, you can still taste some of her tasty legacy recipes at Colombian Street Food on Dupont St.

@cookiemartinezcooks | cookiemartinez.com

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.

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August 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Depanneur


The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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