Pre-order online until TUE Jun 1, 10pm
Pick up on WED Jun 2, 6-7:30pm
I don’t think I’ve every met anyone as deeply passionate and evangelical about Greek food as Peter Minaki, whether it is as a chef, instructor, tour guide, or cookbook author. We’re happy to welcome him back to the Dep after a long absence to share some delicious dishes from Greece that also have a personal connection.
“For as long as I can remember putting food in my mouth, I’ve been eating stuffed peppers. This recipe comes from my mom, who was taught by my grandmother and my mom’s aunts… all excellent cooks!”
Theses extra large beans are a popular a Greek dish from Kastoria, a regional capital in northwestern Macedonia. In this family recipe, bay leaves, parsley and dill infuse the tomato sauce in which the beans are baked until soft and creamy. Finished with a splash of nice olive oil, and served with a bit of bread, they are a wonderful example of the genius of traditional cuisines: humble ingredients transformed into an exquisite dish.
Stuffed vegetables – in this case red peppers – can be found in virtually every cuisine around the Mediterranean. And for good reason: they are a delightful little self-contained meals with meat, rice, vegetables, herbs and spices all combined. This Greek version, also a family favourite, uses thick potato wedges hold up the peppers while they cook, which then soak up all the delicious cooking juices and help thicken the tomato-y sauce.
Also available #vegetarian: stuffed with rice, veggies and herbs.
Comes with Greek Spring Salad; light and fresh and all the delightful shades of green: romaine lettuce, scallions and dill, simple olive oil vinaigrette, and crumbled Greek feta cheese.
A luscious dessert of crispy-sweet, syrup-soaked kataifi (shredded phyllo pastry) layered with a thick semolina cream scented with mastiha (mastic, an aromatic resin and thickener) and topped with whipped cream and crumbled pistachios.
Beef, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Greek Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICK UP IS WED 6-7:30PM
Whether it’s cooking up a storm for the Toronto Underground Market, leading food tours or catering epic dinner parties, cook, author and teacher Peter Minaki puts his passion for authentic Greek cuisine front and centre. Visit his website, kalofagas.ca, for delicious Greek and Mediterranean recipes, or check out his great cookbook, Everything Mediterranean.