Mezze are kind of like the Middle Eastern version of tapas, flavourful small plates often found in abundance at the beginning of a family lunch or dinner, or combined with fresh flatbread into a satisfying meal of their own. In this fun, hands-on workshop Chef Mary Freij, of The Depanneur’s popular Mazeh Brunch will introduce you to the flavours of the Levant — aka the Eastern Mediterranean.
You will learn how to make classic mezze dishes like herbed chickpea falafel and rich, creamy hummus from scratch using authentic Middle Eastern recipes, as well as delicate, crispy reqaqaq jibneh — savoury phyllo pastry rolls stuffed with cheese. She will also share with you the secrets of a delicious, traditional baklava with cashews and orange blossom syrup. Participants will get to enjoy their creations for lunch.
$60 + HST
Mary Freij is a food entrepreneur who has traveled the world in search of amazing culinary experiences. Also a passionate cook, she has recently decided to follow her passion full time working as a cook and hosting pop-up food events, including the Mazeh Brunch at The Depanneur. Her menus feature foods that reflect the varied cuisines and flavors she has discovered through her travels, combined and re-imagined in creative ways.
Every Week, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.