Spanish cuisine is indelibly marked by hundreds of years of intimate cultural interaction with the Moors of Arabic North Africa. So it should come as no surprize that Spanish tapas merge effortlessly with Middle Eastern mezze. Chef Mary Freij, the talent behind The Depanneur’s popular Mazeh Brunch, presents an exciting selection of small sharing plates, a tasty night where Spanish food meets Lebanese flavours.
Batatas Bravas 6$
Crispy potato cubes topped with a tomato and pomegranate reduction, and a drizzle of garlic crema. GF
Spanish Tortilla 6$
A Spanish comfort-food classic, thick omelette of caramelized onions, potato, egg (3 pcs) GF
Mini Shrimp Paella Tacos $6
Shrimp, caramelized onion and red pepper with paella rice, topped with mozzarella and creamy coriander garlic sauce (2 pcs) GF
Mushroom croquettes 6$
Cremini, Shiitake and White mushrooms with thyme and creamy bechamel, all in a crispy Panko crust (3 pcs)
Smoky-spicy beef meatballs in a caramelized onion tomato sauce (3 pcs) GF
Tortas De Azeitão $6
Sweet Portuguese-style cake roll with egg custard and berry compote
Choice of 4 tapas $23
All 5 tapas $26
Prix Fixe comes with crispy garlic bread
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 flavors she has discovered through her travels, combined and re-imagined in creative ways. Inspired by dishes she tried in her recent trip to Spain, she brings a menu that blends simple ingredients together to bring new flavors to your palate.
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.