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COOKBOOK CLUB: Sunday Sugo by Luciano Schipano

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

- $49.00 – $79.00

This event takes place at Culinarium, 1215 Weston Rd.

COOKBOOK CLUB: This series showcases contributors to The Depanneur Cookbook, whose stories and recipes wove the history of The Dep.

Chef Luciano first came to the Dep in 2019 to lead a series of sold-out Master Classes on the art of making fresh burrata, together with Master Italian Cheesemaker Angelo Pelosi. He returned to do several other events, including an unforgettable Communal Table dinner at The Bentway where he prepared risotto for over 100 guests in his giant pentolo, the largest of its kind in Canada. There must have been some mutual inspiration, as he went on to found Culinarium, a multi-purpose space akin to The Depanneur that hosts a wide variety of Italian food events. 

NOTE: This event has two parts: from 12:00-1:00 we are open to the public, anyone can stop by to grab a pint and a little taste of Chef Luciano’s exquisite truffle risotto (included for ticket holders), purchase a copy of The Depanneur Cookbook, have their copy signed, and chat with the author and contributors. Kickstarter supporters are also welcome to use this opportunity to pick up their copy of the book. Then at 1:00, the room will close and ticket holders will be seated for dinner. Optionally, dinner guests can choose to pre-order a copy of the book when they buy their tickets, which entitles them to a $5 discount on the ticket. 

©The Depanneur Cookbook 2024; Photo: Ksenija Hotic

In many Italian households, Sunday means there’s red sauce simmering all day on the stove. It might be called sauce, sugo or gravy, and surely every family makes it their own way, but the result is always a tomato sauce rich with meat. Chef Luciano Schipano shares this tradition with us alongside an elegant selection of other authentic Italian favourites.


Risotto al Tartufo Nero e Burrata: Black truffle risotto with burrata


Pecorino crotonese DOP, sheep ricotta, prosciutto crudo di Parma, cacciatore al tartufo, grilled eggplant, olive schiacciate, walnuts and dried figs


Fettuccine al Sugo: homemade fresh egg pasta, served with a classic Italian sugo: a hearty “Sunday sauce” made with meatballs, pork ribs, lamb, and Italian sausage that’s been slowly simmered with San Marzano tomatoes for 5 hours. Vegetarian option: eggplant parmigiana

Insalata: Italian dressing with wine vinegar, olive oil and salt.


Biscotti: crisp, homemade cantucci cookies served with classic moka espresso


Chef Luciano Schipano has a serious passion for the culinary arts. A committed food advocate, an accomplished personal chef, executive chef, teacher and food consultant, Chef Luciano loves to share his knowledge of Italian cuisine, both in Canada and Italy. In addition to running several Toronto venues specializing in Italian cuisine such as Culinarium, Boccaccio, and Caffé Cinquecento, Chef Luciano also organizes Culinary Tours in Calabria, Italy offering a unique opportunity to enjoy food and culture directly with farmers, producers and local chefs. lucianoschipano.com | @lucianoschipano

The Depanneur is Where Interesting Food Things Happen. For more than a decade The Dep has been showcasing Toronto’s remarkable culinary diversity through thousands of unique food events as well as the forthcoming Depanneur Cookbook. After more than 10 years at its iconic College Street location, The Dep is now bringing all new Interesting Food Things to exciting venues all across the GTA. @TheDepanneur


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March 24
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$49.00 – $79.00
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The Depanneur
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1215 Weston Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M6M 4P7 Canada
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