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PICK-UP DINNER: Flavours of Damascus by Syrian Sisters

October 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-order online until THU Oct 21, 10pm
Pick up on FRI Oct 22, 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.

Mutabal Kousa ( متبل كوسا)
A delicious meze dip that manages to be both light and rich at the same time. Lightly cooked shredded zucchini is mixed with tahini, yogurt, and garlic, then garnished with parsley, walnuts and olive oil. Served with crispy pita chips, brushed with olive oil and dusted with thyme, red pepper and sumac.

Ouzi  (أوزي)
A decadent and luxurious meat pie from Damascus, ouzi combines a filling of spiced halal ground beef, short-grained “Egyptian” rice, and green peas with almonds and cashews, all wrapped in a buttery phyllo pastry shell and baked until crispy and golden.

Also available #vegetarian stuffed with spiced rice, carrots, peas and nuts.

Served with Keyar bil Laban  (خيار باللبن)
A traditional middle eastern cucumber salad, similar to Greek tzatziki, this combines cool yogurt with garlic and cucumbers, but the addition of mint makes for an especially delightful and refreshing salad.

Mahalabia مهلبية
A delicate, creamy milk pudding scented with mastic, a aromatic resin popular in middle eastern desserts, and garnished with crumbled pistachios.

Also available:

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


Newcomer Kitchen is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating economic and social opportunities for newcomer women in Toronto. @NewcomerKitchen

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



October 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Depanneur
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