For my last dinner of 2014, I’d like to go out with a bit of special treat, cassoulet. A classic of French country cooking, it is a hearty winter dish from Provençe traditionally baked in an earthenware “cassole”, from which it gets its name (and where we also get “casserole”).
Len’s version features white beans slowly cooked with smoked turkey, chunks of bacon and garlic sausage, in a rich chicken and wine stock, buried under a thick crust of herbed bread crumbs; served with crusty fresh bread.
I’ll also have a #vegan option with mushrooms, smoked tofu and extra veggies.
For a special treat, each dish will be topped with a fine shaving of fresh black truffle from of Marc Eber of Marc’s Mushrooms & Wild Harvest. Marc will be on site with a selection of fresh truffles: French Perigord, Italian Burgundy and white Alba truffles for sale at a special price for Dep fans — less at half the price at a gourmet food store! This is the ultimate holiday gift for the hardcore foodie on you your list.
#Vegan #GF options available
Add a side salad of organic baby greens +$3
Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night.