Come experience the vibrant flavours and vivid spices that are the hallmarks of Guatemalan cuisine. From an early age, Mirelle would revel in the Latin flavours created by her Guatemalan mother. Along with the secret to great tamales, Mirelle learned that this wondrous Central American cuisine is best served alongside animated dinner conversation with close friends and extended family. So c’mon down, bring your friends and enjoy the offerings of this magical and delicious taste of Latin America.
Mango y Pepitas $3
A typical street snack that marries the tartness of green mangoes and lime, with the earthiness of toasted pumpkin seeds, and a little kick of chile powder.
Taquitos 2 for $7
Crispy rolled tacos stuffed with chicken and spices topped with salsa roja (red sauce), curtido (pickled slaw), and crumbled cheese.
A masa (corn flour) parcel stuffed with turkey and peppers, steamed in a banana leaf.
(#vegetarian option available)
Rellenitos de platano $5
Sweetened mashed plantain, stuffed with black beans and chocolate, fried to a golden brown, served with sweetened sour cream and dusted with powdered sugar.
Champurradas 2 for $5
A large, sweet, crispy cookie made with cornmeal and topped with sesame seeds.
Prix Fixe Tasting Menu $25
Mango y Pepitas + Taquitos + Tamales + Rellenitos + Champurradas
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, whether she’s wandering a market in Asia or a farmer’s market in Toronto, Mirelle is happiest when she is creating and sharing new dishes filled with the freshest ingredients and boldest flavours. Find Mirelle on Instagram @Cocina.de.Alvarez
Every Thursday 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.