Chef Doris Fin is thrilled to share with you a few of her favourite childhood memories. She has been cooking since the age of seven, travelling the world for over a decade, and learning about various cuisines from various people. Doris loves to share her knowledge and fun personality through her cooking classes, catering, and dinner events. She is currently working on her e-book series Gather Cook Feast, which focuses on inspiring others to return to their kitchens to cook their own meals, invite communal meals to happen often and support locals and sustainability.
Borscht with sour cream $7
This classic Russian soup filled with loads of veggies, mainly beets, cabbage, carrots, onions, sour cream (optional), and of course a generous amount of dill — because Russians love dill! #vegetarian/#vegan
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Matzo Ball Chicken Soup $7
The ultimate Jewish chicken soup that truly warms the soul. Matzo balls make this soup extra special because matzo is traditionally eaten once a year for Passover, but Chef Doris likes this style of soup any time of the year.
Cholent and Pampushki $14
Cholent is a traditional dish eaten for the Jewish Sabbath, with countless variations in both the European Ashkenazi tradition, as well as the Middle-Eastern Sephardic kitchen (where it is know as dafina). Essentially a slow-cooked stew of hearty ingredients, it was often made overnight in the leftover heat of the bread oven, since cooking on the Sabbath was forbidden. Doris’ classic recipe features brisket, potatoes, carrots, beans, and barley, and is served with homemade pampushki, Russian-style soft rye-wheat buns. Also available #vegan
A popular Russian cake that truly gives you a sense of the culture: soft thin cookie layers smeared with a honey cream. This is definitely not a dessert to rush, even if you’re Russian.
Prix Fixe Menu $25
Soup + cholent & bread + dessert
Chef Doris Fin is an award winning international chef based out of Toronto. She specializes in plant-based culinary arts, teaches interactive culinary classes, caters private events, is currently working on a cookbook and traveling for her documentary film series featuring food of the world with top chefs and farmers. She loves to ignite the intuitive inner chef in you! chefdorisfin.com
Every Wednesday 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.