Pre-order online until THU Dec 2, 10pm
Pick up on FRI Dec 3, 6-7:30pm
In early 2016, shortly after hundreds of Syrian refugee families arrived in Toronto, The Depanneur reached out with an invitation to share our kitchen. From that small gesture of hospitality emerged Newcomer Kitchen, which evolved into a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating social and economic opportunities for newcomer women while enriching the culinary landscape of our city. Now, 5 years and thousands of meals later, a small group of the original participants have teamed up to form their own catering business, Syrian Sisters. Tonight’s menu features a selection of traditional Syrian dishes that were among my favourites from the Newcomer Kitchen project.
A gorgeously pink relative of hummus, it’s made with creamy chickpeas and sweet, earthy beets combined with yogurt, tahini, lemon, and a bit garlic, finished with walnut pieces and parsley, and served with toasted pita chips.
Mosaqaa Batinjan bil Lahmeh
Eggplants and tomatoes are at the heart of many wonderful Levantine dishes. This dish, a flavourful eggplant stew with tomatoes, peppers and halal beef is a relative of Greek moussaka or Lebanese maghmour.
Also available vegetarian, with chickpeas & potatoes.
Both come with a side of bulgur bel sharia, a nutty bulgur wheat pilaf cooked with strands of golden fried vermicelli
A cool, refreshing salad made of chopped cabbage, diced tomatoes and pomegranate seeds, dressed with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, sumac, and fresh mint.
A golden, semolina-based cake that is soaked in an orange-blossom scented sugar syrup; the addition of yogurt and grated coconut gives it a rich, macaroon-like quality.
Handmade balls of pressed yogurt cheese, flavoured with mint and nigella seeds, preserved in olive oil
Labneh | 375ml jar | $12
Beef, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Syrian Dinner for 2 $48 • for 4 $90
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICKUP IS FRI 6-7:30PM
Syrian Sisters is a group of seven women who came to Canada to find a new life. After meeting at Newcomer Kitchen we became great friends, like a new family. We learned about how to start a food business. Now it was time to try out our wings and fly. We hope you enjoy our food. It is made with love and hope for a better future for us all. Thank you for supporting us. @syriansisterskitchen