Every Thursday in March, a friend and veteran favourite at the Dep — Cookie Martinez — is serving her special Patacon Pisao, a classic Latin American dish from the Colombian coast. Patacon starts by warming unripened green plantain to flatten, then fried until crispy and served with a range of tasty toppings.
It is such a well-loved dish, a popular salsa song is named after it!
Avocado, Queso Fresco & Home Sauce.
$6 or 3 for $15
Filled with local hormone-antibiotic free ground beef, free run chicken, onions, carrots and white cabbage in a home sauce
2 for $5
Maria Luisa Layer Cake
From the Region of Antioquia in Colombian with a delicious layer of berries
Cookie Martinez earned her name making delicious cookies, macaroons and brownies – including great vegan and gluten-free options – with an eye towards organic and local ingredients and creative South American flavours. She has also participated in innovative food projects like the Future Food Salon, creating a variety of dishes incorporating insects, and her spicy guava sauce recently won top honors at the Empanada Throwdown at the Ritmo y Color Festival at Harbourfront Centre.
Each month The Depanneur features a different a new chef from T.O.’s indie food scene in our Thursday-night Pop-Up Showcase.