Totally stoked to have Justin Go and Alison Broverman from BorrelTO back at The Dep serving up authentic Dutch snacks and comfort food. Their menu embodies the concept of “gezellig”— a Dutch word that encompasses all things cozy and convivial — a big part of what the The Dep is all about.
This time around they are switching things up with some new main dishes along with their popular Dutch favourites.
Zuurkool is a delicious combination of mashed potatoes and sauerkraut served with smoked sausage, homemade bacon lardons and gravy. There will also be Dutch-style meatballs on hand as an alternative to smoked sausage.
A #vegetarian version will also be available.
$9, vegetarian: $8
Or, you can have Erwtensoep, a hearty Dutch pea soup with pork hock, bacon and smoked sausage. Served with rye bread.
Bitterballen are tasty little deep-fried balls consisting of either minced beef or vegetables cooked in a savoury roux and served with a special Zaanse mustard from the North of Holland. Beef, Ruben (pastrami & sauerkraut) or Vegetarian
Krokets have a minced filling in a savoury roux, deep-fried into an oblong shape, and served on rye bread – the traditional method is to mash the kroket and spread the filling on the bread (it might sound weird, but trust us on this one). Chicken or Shrimp.
The frikandel is Holland’s answer to the hot dog – a homemade sausage made of a blend of ground beef, pork, and chicken, and served on a bun with onions, mayonnaise, and curried ketchup. Served with home-seasoned paprika chips.
For dessert, we’re proud to have partnered with the folks at Ed’s Real Scoop to bring you speculaas ice cream. Inspired by the popular Dutch spiced cookie, the ice cream is flavoured similarly and contains chunks of speculaas.
PRIX FIXE SPECIAL:
Zuurkool w/ sausage, meatballs or vegetarian
Erwtensoep w/ rye bread
Choice of: Bitterballen -or- Kroket -or- Frikandel
Speculaas ice cream
Justin Go began cooking Dutch food years ago for his friends at his annual “Holland Day in Canada” (a completely made-up holiday) party that he would host with his wife, Alison Broverman in their home. He was pleasantly surprised when, after tasting boerenkool for the first time, his friends began clamouring for it every year, and he wondered if there might be even more of an audience for Dutch food in Toronto. In early 2014, he finally decided to find out and the pop-up Borrel was born. After operating as a weekly pop-up food event at The Ossington bar for eight months, Justin and Alison have since successfully brought Borrel to bars and venues all over Toronto, including the cozy Cloak & Dagger Pub, the raucous Feast in the East, and they’re thrilled to be in residence at Depanneur for the month of April.
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