Chef Amira Eskenazi was head chef of the iconic French restaurant La Regence at the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv which allowed her to combine her love for classic French cooking with the colours and flavours of local, Mediterranean ingredients.
In 2017, she decided to return to her home country of Canada, choosing Toronto because of its vibrant and growing food scene. She was happily surprised to see the diversity and possibilities that the city has to offer and is happy to introduce Toronto’s food lovers to her own international style.
Homemade chicken noodle vegetable
Meze Plate $8
Madbuha; Israeli cooked tomato & red pepper salad
Hummus with warm mushrooms
Beet salad with parsley and crispy chicken skin (optional)
Handmade challah roll
Fresh, handmade cheese and potato pastries with hard-boiled egg, pickled pepper and fresh tomato puree
Cabbage Roll $8
Stuffed cabbage with meat and rice -or- rice and bulgur wheat (vegan) in spicy, smoky tomato sauce
Buttery crepe stuffed with warm cheese and berries
Prix Fixe Menus
Light Dinner $20
Choice of Soup -or- Dessert
+ Choice of 2 entree plates
Soup + Choice of 2 entree plates + Dessert
Amira Eskenazi is a veteran international chef having worked on a number of continents over the past 2 decades. She was Head Chef on tour with Cirque du Soleil for 5 years and then she spent 7 years as a private yacht chef in the US, Caribbean and Europe.
She was also head chef at Tel Aviv’s only authentic Tuscan restaurant in Naveh Tzedek, giving her insight into traditional Italian flavours. She now produces and sells her own handmade sauces, pastas, pestos and tapenades through her company, VALIS foodcraft
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.