Pre-order online until TUE Jan 12, 10pm
Pick up on WED Jan 13, 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 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, and will be taking the picture for the forthcoming Depanneur Cookbook.
Personal Note: As someone of Eastern European (Romanian) descent who grew up eating cabbage rolls, I can tell you that these babies are the best I have ever tasted! —LEN
Wild Mushroom Soup
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-flecked broth and finished with a decadent sizzling butter-based roux. These are served with Maslenica, a giant traditional braided bread 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
BONUS: Frozen Sarme
Meat -or- Vegan | 4 for $22
Due to exceptionally high number of orders, we have had to close ordering a bit early for this event. Sorry for any inconvenience.
ORDER FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICK-UP IS WED 6-7:30PM
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.