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PICK-UP DINNER: Russian Autumn by Chef Doris Fin

October 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-order online until TUE Oct 20, 10pm
Pick up on WED Oct 21, 6-7:30pm

Growing up in a Russian household, being surrounded by the delightful traditional dishes of her mother and grandmother inspired Chef Doris’ life-long love of cooking. Autumn is her favourite season, boasting all the vibrant colours of root veggies and the cooler temperatures inviting the comfort of warm and nourishing Russian cuisine. This menu is a nostalgic memory of her childhood, a glimpse into a dinner at the Fin family table. Nasdarov’ye! (To your health!)

SPECIAL FEATURE: You can also learn how to make these authentic Russian dishes with a special online cooking class hosted by Chef Doris Fin on Sunday, Oct 18th (3–4:30pm), presented as part of the Toronto Food Film Festival in conjunction with the Russian film Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish by Dmitriy Shpilenok & Vladislav Grishin.
Toronto Food Film Festival InfoRed Fish TrailerMovie Tickets $8 • Workshop Tickets $35

OCT 18: Get tix to Chef Doris Fin’s Russian Cooking Workshop and TFFF will send you a coupon for $8 off her Russian Pick Up Dinner
OCT 21: Order Doris’ Russian Pick Up Dinner and get Free Tix to Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish
(tix will be sent on OCT 21)

Borscht with Pampushki
This ruby-red, traditional Russian beet soup is beloved throughout all of Eastern Europe. It has a deep, satisfying flavour unlike any other soup and is packed with loads of beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, celery, and cabbage. It’s topped with optional sour cream (available #vegan), a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and fresh dill. Chef Doris’ freshly baked pampushki (Russian garlic buns) are the perfect complement!

Beef or Mushroom Plov
Plov is the Russian version of a baked rice pilaf, available with the traditional seared beef or a vegan version with mushrooms with chickpeas. These are combined with delicate basmati rice, aromatic Russian spices, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and homemade veggie broth, then baked until light, fluffy and suffused with a heavenly aroma. Served with a Russian carrot salad, studded with apples, raisins & walnuts.

Apple Sharlotka
This moist, and fluffy Russian apple cake is most popular in the fall, a delicious celebration of the apple harvest. A nostalgic taste of Chef Doris’ fondest childhood memories, it’s the perfect end to a Russian family meal. (Available #vegan).

Beef, Vegan or 1/2+1/2
Russian Dinner — $48 for 2  •  $90 for 4


Doris Fin began cooking from the age of seven and travelling from the age of eighteen, exploring various cultures and cuisines. She cooked and foraged with locals and various chefs, while learning the necessity of cooking with quality ingredients, specifically local and seasonal. Chef Doris specializes in plant-based (mostly plants, not plant-only) culinary arts, teaches interactive culinary classes, while encouraging people to support locals and inspire them to cook their own meals. Learn more about Chef Doris’ products, workshops and fun YouTube videos at chefdorisfin.com or @chefdorisfin.



October 21, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Depanneur


1033 College Street

Toronto, Ontario m6k 2b5 Canada
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