Long-time Dep favourite, Chef Dali Chehimi brings his traditional Tunisian favourites to the table for a delicious taste of the Casbah! Tunisian cuisine features all the hallmarks of delicious North African food: complex spices, lush combinations of fruit and meat, Mediterranean ingredients and a hint of French colonial influence. Tagines, the flavourful stews that range from Morocco to Egypt, get there name from the characteristic conical dishes of the same name that they are most often cooked in.
Salade Mechouia $7
Hot and sweet peppers cooked until meltingly tender, stewed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, capers and black olives, garnished with tuna, sliced eggs and extra virgin olive oil. With crusty baguette for mopping up all the deliciousness.
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons & Olives $14
Dali’s chicken tagine combines the floral tartness of his homemade preserved lemons, the rich vegetal notes of cracked green olives and the warm, spicy flavours of ginger and saffron to great effect. Served on a mound of fresh, fluffy couscous (or rice on request), and a dab of Dali’s homemade harissa hot sauce.
Vegetable Tagine $12
A North African classic, a fragrant stew of zucchini, pumpkin, onions, garlic, white beets and chickpeas in a lightly spiced tomatoes broth, also served on a mound of fresh, fluffy couscous (or rice on request), and a dab of Dali’s homemade harissa hot sauce. #vegan
Combo Plate $16
1/2 Chicken Tagine + 1/2 Vegetable Tagine, with couscous
Selection of Tunisian Baklawa $6
3 pieces of delicate phyllo, nut and honey pastry, with a small side of strawberries infused in rose water
Prix Fixe Menu $26
Salade Mechouia + Choice of Tagine + Baklawa
A veteran Toronto restaurateur, Dali Chehimi’s storied career has seen him working at iconic restaurants such as Sassafraz, Sarkis and Avec, as well as running Casbah, a catering company specializing in Tunisian fare.
Every Friday 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.