The lead up to Carnival has begun in Brazil, with musicians and dancing on every corner. Take a break from the freezing February weather and feel the samba vibe with some of Brazil’s beloved dishes featuring authentic ingredients brought back from Rio de Janeiro.
Coxinha de frango com requeijão $6
Succulent fried dumplings filled with seasoned shredded chicken and creamy Brazilian cheese
Feijoada com arroz e farofa de ovos $14
A rich and hearty black bean and pork stew served with white rice and toasted cassava crumbs with scrambled egg.
#vegetarian feijoada available – with black beans, smoked tofu, roasted cassava and okra
Chocolate pavê $6
A velvety dessert made with milk soaked biscuits and layered with rich chocolate cream and sweetened condensed milk
Prix Fixe $25
coxinha + feijoada + dessert
Mirelle Blassnig is an avid home cook who loves to experiment with new flavours, techniques and cuisines. At the heart of all of her kitchen adventures is her love of entertaining, believing that the best meals are those shared with good company. Beyond her kitchen, Mirelle has been shortlisted for MasterChef Canada twice – you could say that she is one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. Inspired by flavours both local and international, Mirelle is happiest when she is creating and sharing new dishes filled with the freshest ingredients and boldest flavours. Having just returned from a vacation in Brazil, she was fascinated with the sights, smells and flavours that the country had to offer, and she is proud to present her take on some of the country’s most iconic dishes. Check out her culinary creations on her Instagram @cocina.de.alvarez
Every Wednesday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.