Persian food is one of the world’s oldest culinary traditions and has had a profound influence on cuisines from the Middle East to India. Discover the unique flavours of a home-cooked Persian meal with this tasting menu of traditional dishes made by two passionate Persian food lovers.
A savoury yogurt beverage with dried mint that is a wonderful complement to Persian food.
Kashk-e Bademjaan $6
Eggplant sautéed with garlic and topped with kashk, a type of yogurt that has been strained and dried, and then reconstituted into a a tangy, creamy sauce. It’s topped with crispy onions and dried mint, and served with Persian barbarry flatbread
Zereshk Polo ba Morgh $12
Chicken sautéed in butter, onion, garlic, cinnamon, tumeric and Persian saffron, served on a bed of delicate and fragrant long-grain basmati rice studded with red barberries. Comes with a sliver of crispy tahdig, the golden brown buttery crust formed at the bottom of the rice pot, a favourite part of many Persian meals.
Dolmehe Felfel $10
Sweet bell pepper stuffed with rice, herbs, saffron, and mushroom in a luxurious tomato sauce. #vegetarian
Both dishes come with a side of Salad Shirazi, a traditional Persian salad made with cucumber, red onion and tomato salad topped with fresh herbs, with a dressing of lemon, olive oil and verjuice, a sour juice made from unripe grapes.
with pomegranate, pistachios and dried rose petals $4
Prix Fixe Menu
Drink + App + Main + Dessert
Chicken $22 | Vegetarian $20
Sonbol’s passion for cooking has become a favorite hobby, a sanctuary after long hours at work as an IT manager. It has has led her to courses at George Brown College and in Bordeaux, France. Growning up in an Iranian home, Persian dishes are among her favorite dishes which she is excited to share.
Nasim’s is passionate and joyful about everything she does, from her work as an IT Project Manager to cooking Persian food, but also hiking, biking and being a racquetball instructor. Simple yet sophisticated Persian dishes are her speciality.
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.