MENU — July 14
[beef] Fattet Maqdoos فتتة مكدوس
Fatteh (فتّة meaning crushed or crumbs) is a class of southern Levantine dishes made with pieces of fresh, toasted, or fried flatbread layered with yogurt and other ingredients. It is so closely associated with Syrian food that it is also known as shâmiyât (شاميات ) or ‘Damascene’. This version features Maqdoos, small eggplants that are fried until tender and then stuffed with a savoury spiced meat and nut filling. The dish is built up in layers of bread, yogurt & tahini sauce, tomato sauce, eggplants and topped with fresh yogurt, herbs and pine nuts as a garnish. (Note: if the very small eggplants prove to be too difficult or expensive to find, we’ll work with regular eggplants).
[vegetarian] Fattet Maqdoos فتتة مكدوس
The same dish, but with a mushroom and nut stuffing in the eggplants.
Salttet Malfoof سلطة ملفوف
A crisp, refreshing cabbage salad with lemon, sumac and pomegranate seeds
Ka’ak el eid كعك العيد
Many kinds of cookies are baked to celebrate Eid, the festivities at the end of Ramadan, each family with a recipe of their own. These delicious cookies are made with semolina and sesame seeds, scented with anise and Mahlab, a spice derived from cherry kernels that adds a marzipan-like almond aroma.
Meals will go on sale on Tuesday at 7am.
Meals will be available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, July 14.
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Please indicate “PICKUP” or “DELIVERY” in the Order Notes at the Checkout.
Tonight’s meal is available in limited quantities. Proceeds from the sales of these dishes help pay for all the ingredients prepared by the moms to take home to their families, with any remaining proceeds shared amongst the cooks. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee moms to use restaurant kitchens to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Hi, silly question: a meal is per person, is that correct? I’d like to order enough to feed a family of 4 – so would that be $80.00? Please let me know ASAP. I think this initiative is AMAZING – nothing brings people together like good food!
Yes, the meal is $20 per person, which includes a main dish, a side salad and a dessert. Thanks for supporting the Newcomer Kitchen!
1 meal = 1 person; includes main dish (choice of beef or vegetarian), side salad & dessert.