Pre-order online until THU Dec 9, 10pm
Pick up on FRI Dec 10, 6-7:30pm
Bosanska kuhinja (Bosnian cuisine) is a balance between Western and Eastern influences; like much of the food of the Balkans, it is closely related to Turkish/Ottoman and Mediterranean cuisines, with some Central European influences. It is a place that is deeply rooted in its foodways, with traditional dishes that have been made from the same recipes for hundreds of years.
Ksenija Hotic — “The Boz” as she is fondly know ’round these parts — and her family introduced this amazing cuisine to The Dep many years ago and has since become a kitchen regular and a customer favourite. In that time Ksenija has also blossomed as a talented food photographer, including all the pictures for the forthcoming Depanneur Cookbook.
Personal Note: I could not close out the year without having these gorgeous sarme one last time. As someone of Romanian descent who grew up eating cabbage rolls, I can tell you that these are the best I have ever tasted! —LEN
Trahana is a traditional Bosnian soup with a deeply flavourful beef and a lamb broth enriched with tiny, tangy, hand-made dumpling-like noodles made from a fermented and dried mixture of grains & yogurt.
Wild Mushroom Soup (vegetarian)
A rustic, creamy mushroom soup with a mix of wild, dried and fresh mushrooms and herbs.
Sarme & Maslenica (Beef & Lamb -or- Vegan)
A classic dish across the Balkans, Bosnian cabbage rolls (Sarme) are stuffed with a mix of ground and smoked meat, rice and spices, wrapped in cabbage leaves from whole heads of cabbage that have been patiently pickled by natural fermentation. They are slow-cooked in a tomato broth with smoked lamb bones, and finished with a sizzling butter-based roux. These are served with wedges of maslenica, a giant braided bread traditionally broken up at the table for sharing.
#Vegan cabbage rolls also available, stuffed with smoked tempeh, tofu, sweet potato, mushrooms & rice.
Delicate baked sweets made with thin, buttery phyllo pastry, walnuts and honey, the Bosnian version is outrageously delicious.
Beef & Lamb, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Bosnian Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
Meat -or- Vegan | 4 for $24
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICK UP IS FRI 6-7:30PM
Does the thought of going another year without eating these delicious bundles of Bosnian joy makes you sad? Do not despair! You can learn how make them yourself in Ksenija’s fun, hands-on cooking class on Thursday, December 16!
Ksenija Hotic grew up foraging and fishing in the mountains and rivers of Bosnia, and in cooking in her grandmothers’ kitchen. At 11, the Hotic family fled their home due to the civil war, moving many times until settling in Toronto. Her love of food lead her to European delis, the Toronto Underground Market, and over 30 events at the Depanneur as well as other food pop-up dinners around town. She currently works as a freelance photographer and food stylist in Toronto, with several cookbooks under her belt and her own cookbook about Bosnian food in the works.