For this dinner, Chef Mary Freij of the fabulous Mazeh Brunch at The Depanneur will be bringing her childhood memories to life by sharing some of her favourite dishes from childhood that are unique to Palestine. She will be using family recipes that have been passed over generations to bring an authentic tasting experience. Mary’s main dish, Musakhan, utilizes a significant amount of the spice sumac, which is interestingly native to Canada as well. Join us on a night of tasty new flavors!
Lentil soup $5
Middle Eastern soup made from orange lentils cooked with onions and lemon and topped with fried pita bread
Musakhan — Quarter chicken $10 | Half chicken $16
A Palestinian dish made of roasted chicken baked with onions, sumac, and fried pine nuts. served on a taboon bread.
*vegetarian version made with cauliflower will also be available*
Kunafah Nabilsi $6
Fresh cheese and semolina dessert topped with crunchy kataifi strands and drenched in an orange blossom syrup.
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. Inspired by dishes she tried in her recent trip to Spain, she brings a menu that blends simple ingredients together to bring new flavors to your palate.
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.