Tonight, Chef Stephanie Pacheco pays homage to Serguei Kouroktine, the chef behind the critically acclaimed, but recently shuttered Russian restaurant Adelina. Building on cherished family recipes, Chef Stephanie takes her newfound love of Russian cooking and combines it with her classic French training to develop a modern, European-inspired sharing menu.
Borscht & Pirozhki $7
Red Beet soup served with yukon potato, lima beans and cabbage, yuzu crème fraîche, and mixed herbs, alongside a butter puff pastry with a cabbage and egg filling.
Chicken Kiev $14
Chicken breast infused with a delicate orange aroma, stuffed with a shallot, garlic, and dill butter, coated with a golden breadcrumb crust and served with buttery kasha, traditional Russian buckwheat groats.
Eggplant Kiev $14
Marinated eggplant stuffed with a shallot, garlic, dill butter, with a golden breadcrumb crust and served with buttery kasha, traditional Russian buckwheat groats.
2 Russian-style doughnuts, with fresh tvorog cheese and a Saskatoonberry coulis
Prix Fixe Menu $25
Borscht + Pirozhki + Chicken -or- Eggplant Kiev + Ponchiki
Chef Stephanie Pacheco redirects classic French techniques to showcase her fusion take on cultural dishes. Expressing her love for old school meets new school she applies the tried and true methods of classic design to all her dishes, giving them a new life and newfound respect. This Russian inspired menu brings us back to basics with traditional flavors while applying modern culinary techniques.
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.