DROP-IN DINNER: Venezuelan Arepas by Andrea Fagundez & Alejandra Rivas
July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The arepa is one of the most popular dishes in Venezuela; according to a 2015 survey, nearly 70 percent of the nation ate arepas on a regular basis, to the tune of almost 30 kilos a year! Venezuelan arepas are commonly stuffed with a wide variety of different fillings; Andrea and Alejandra will be preparing some of the most popular ones as they share their homestyle arepas with their new Toronto community.
All proceeds will be donated to NGOs helping people in Venezuela.
Stuffed Arepas — $8 ea. -or- $15 for two (GF)
Served with Ontario fresh Greens and a side of Venezuelan Mayonesa de Ajo (garlic aioli)
Reina Pepiada (Queen of Happiness)
Creamy chicken salad of shredded chicken breast with onion, lime, cilantro, avocado and Icelandic yogurt; topped with fresh spinach.
Delicious pulled pork that has been brined and slow cooked for eight hours. Topped with Ontario cheddar cheese.
Slow-cooked black beans seasoned Venezuelan style with onions and sweet peppers, topped with mozzarella cheese to create a black and white appearance that borrows its name from the game of dominoes.
Quesillo (Caramel Flan) $5
Venezuelan quesillo is a smooth, creamy, sweet, caramel flan; the perfect end to a traditional Venezuelan meal.
Andrea Fagundez and Alejandra Rivas, were both born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to Toronto 4 years ago. Their relationship has grown through their shared love of food, passion for cooking & their interest in exploring the multicultural food options in Toronto. Andrea and Alejandra came up with the idea of creating a Venezuelan night to share their delicious food and to raise awareness of the current crisis in Venezuela.
* All proceeds will be donated to NGOs helping people in Venezuela.
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.