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PICK-UP DINNER: Lebanese Molokhia by Sana Mahmoud

December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-order online until TUE Dec 1, 10pm
Pick up on WED Dec 2, 6-7:30pm

Molokhia is dish that goes by many names; I’ve come across at least half a dozen English spellings alone. While a popular dish throughout the Middle East, it is virtually unknown in North America. It’s based on the leaves of the jute plant (the same one that produces jute fibre for rope & fabric), but known by many other names as well, including West African sorrel, bush okra and Jew’s mallow. This plant has been under cultivation in the Levant for millennia, and was likely on the table of the ancient Egyptians, where it has been long prized for its health benefits.

These days it is a classic comfort food across the Middle East, from Egypt to Syria, a favourite to warm up with on cold winter evenings. Each country gives the dish its own particular twist; Chef Sana Mahmoud’s Lebanese recipe with large chunks of poached chicken — one of her personal favourites — is the centrepiece of tonight’s meal.
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Manakeesh
Manakeesh are a wide range of seasoned flatbreads that are a popular street food across the Middle East. Sana’s homemade versions are rolled around two different fillings: zaatar (thyme, sumac and sesame seeds) and muhammara, a flavourful red pesto of tomato, onions, peppers, pomegranate molasses, baharat spices, sesame and olive oil.

Salatet Shmandar
A colourful and nourishing winter salad of beetroot, carrot, onion, tomato, pickled cucumber and chickpeas, topped with minced parsley and tossed in a cumin lemony garlic dressing.

Molokhia
A delicious stew of dark green jute leaves cooked with chicken in a spicy, lemony broth with garlic and coriander; served with a sprinkle of tangy pickled onions and white rice. Available #vegetarian with seared halloumi cheese.

Maamoul Med Bettamer
The original date square! Traditional Lebanese sweets made of layers of lightly crispy semolina dough filled with chewy dates and a touch of cinnamon.

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Chicken, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Lebanese Molokhia Dinner — $48 for 2  •  $90 for 4

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

Sana Mahmoud has always been passionate about cooking and baking. She believes that food is a way to express love and caring and it is a common language that brings people together and creates feelings of connection and happiness. Throughout a 20+ year career in academic teaching, her most joyful moments were sharing her creative dishes with her students and team and has finally quit her day job to focus on catering. Chef Sana chose to specialize in the Lebanese cuisine as she thinks it is one of the healthiest, freshest and most delicious cuisines.


 

Details

Date:
December 2, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

The Depanneur
Phone:
416-828-1990
Email:
info@thedepanneur.ca
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Venue

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