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DROP-IN DINNER: Iftar with Sayadieh by Mary Freij

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

All around the world, muslims are celebration the month of Ramadan with fasting, prayers and fabulous late-night meals known as the ifthar (“break-fast”). Chef Mary Freij, drawing on her Palestinian and Lebanese heritage, has put together a delicious menu of Middle Eastern dishes that would be at home on many an Ifthar table. Join us for a taste of this delicious tradition.
 
NOTE: This Drop-In Dinner will stay open until 10pm for those who are waiting until sunset (8:57pm) to have their meal.
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Complimentary Dates
The most traditional way to break one’s fast
 
Carrot and Parsley Soup $5
Light broths or shorbas are a popular way to ease into the evening meal.
 
Sayadieh $14
A delicate but richly flavourful rice and fish dish rarely seen on restaurant menus. Tender, flaky haddock cooked with caramelized onions over rice infused in Arabic spices, topped with butter-fried pine nuts and a side of tahini sauce.
#vegan option available with chickpeas and arnabeet maqli (fried cauliflower)
 
Fattoush $5
Colourful and refreshing salad of cucumber, tomato, lettuce, chopped parsley, spring onions, radishes and crispy pita croutons, tossed in a sumac, lemon and olive oil dressing
 
Umm Ali $5
An Egyptian favourite: Arabic-style bread pudding made with pieces of pita bread cooked in a sweet cream, topped with coconut and nuts 5$
 
Prix Fixe
SM: Sayadieh + Choice of 2: Soup, Salad, or Dessert $24
LG: Sayadieh + Soup, Salad, and Dessert $28
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Mary Freij is a food entrepreneur who has traveled the world in search of amazing culinary experiences. Also a passionate cook, she has recently decided to follow her passion full time working as a cook and hosting pop-up food events, including the Mazeh Brunch at The Depanneur. Her menus feature foods that reflect the varied cuisines and flavours she has discovered through her travels, combined and re-imagined in creative ways. 
 
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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.
 
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