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PICK-UP DINNER: Curry-Q by Rhoma Spencer

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-order online until TUE Sep 8, 10pm
Pick up on WED Sep 9, 6-7:30pm

A Curry-Q is a Trinidad and Tobago construct; a mashup of traditional Caribbean barbecue and the festive banquets served at Indian weddings and religious holidays. It is a unique, if unsurprising, cultural hybrid given the history of the islands. East Indians first arrived in Trinidad as indentured servants in 1845 to fulfill the shortage of labour on the sugarcane plantations after the emancipation of enslaved Africans. With them came their culinary heritage, spices and techniques which over time became an integral part of the country’s cuisine, so much so that today many Trini dishes are best known by their Hindi name (eg. aloo for potato, bhagi for spinach, dhal for yellow split peas, and channa for chickpeas, just to name a few).

Today, a Curry-Q is a favourite menu at river and beach limes (outdoor parties), and shows off the diverse range of curry flavours; from dark brown and extra-spicy, to mellow and golden, all served with “Buss Up Shut”, tender, thin paratha rotis (traditional Indian flatbreads) pulled into big pieces said to resemble a torn up shirt.

Join Chef Rhoma Spencer for a truly Trinbagonian national pastime. Hurry, hurry come for curry!
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Dhal Soup with Pholourie
A creamy yellow split peas soup sprinkled with geera (cumin) and roasted garlic, fortified with “boulders”, savoury fried dumplings made from split peas flour.

Curry-Q with Buss Up Shut

Curry Chicken — Chicken marinated for 24 hours in herbs and spices and stewed in curry gravy.
–or–
Curry Bodi (veg) — Fresh green string beans braised in garlic, geera (cumin), herbs and curry paste.

with
Curry Aloo – potatoes cooked in a tumeric curry stew.
Curry Channa – chickpeas with curry, garlic, and herbs
Mango Talkari – tart green mango stewed with garam masala
Buss Up Shut – torn pieces of soft paratha roti

Batey
A sweet tropical macaroon made with a combination of coconut and banana.

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Chicken, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Curry-Q Dinner
for 2 $48 • for 4 $90

ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICK UP IS WED 6-7:30PM


Rhoma Spencer is an award-winning actor and director, playwright, acting coach, comedienne and cultural critic. When not performing or directing, Rhoma is an accomplished foodie at heart and shares her culinary skills with friends. She reimages the traditional cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago, giving it a contemporary treatment in her present locale. Her moonlighting gig, Sweethand Delights serves up all the Trinbagonian culinary traditions.


 

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

The Depanneur
Phone:
416-828-1990
Email:
info@thedepanneur.ca
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/TheDepanneur

Venue

The Depanneur
1033a College St.
Toronto, Ontario m6h 1a8 Canada
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Phone:
416-828-1990
Website:
https://thedepanneur.ca/