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Pick up on FRI Nov 12, 6-7:30pm
The warm and sunny Southeastern region of Provençe evokes many of the most enticing ideas of France: the French Riviera, fields of fragrant lavender, beautiful Medieval cities like Avignon and bustling Mediterranean ports like Marseille. And then, of course, there’s the food; Provençal cuisine is famous for its bright colours and big flavours. Simple, fresh ingredients, gilded with a generous hand of herbs and olive oil bring Mediterranean sunshine to every bite.
Jean-Pierre, a retired Parisien chef and restaurateur, met Fatima through cooking classes and a shared love of Mediterranean cuisines. Tonight these friends collaborate to bring you a taste of the South of France.
Soupe au Pistou
A classic of Provençal cuisine, this soup showcases the regions lovely seasonal vegetables like white beans, carrots, and zucchini. The soup is enriched with coquillette pasta (a smaller version of the familiar elbow macaroni) and crowned with a spoonful of pistou — a French cousin of Italian pesto, made from garlic, fresh basil, and olive oil.
Poulet à la Provençale
This French country dish features roast chicken pieces cooked with tomatoes, garlic and olives, infused with herbes de provençe, the distinctive mix of dried rosemary, marjoram, savory, basil and thyme that defines many Provençal dishes. Served with ratatouille, the celebration of the Mediterranean garden; this colourful summer vegetable stew combines zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and tomatoes with onions, garlic, olive oil, and herbs, along with a touch of ground coriander.
Ratatouille aux Lentilles et Pomme de Terre Rôtie
For a hearty vegetarian dinner, the traditional ratatouille is enriched with lentils and beans, and served alongside garlic roasted potatoes
Both meals are served with a side of white rice.
A lighter version of the renowned Tarte Tatin, a kind of apple upside-down cake made famous by the Tatin sisters. A wonderful example of French culinary magic, a humble, fresh apple transformed into a luscious, golden, buttery and deliciously caramelized delicacy.
Chicken, Vegan, or 1/2+1/2
Provençal Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
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Jean-Pierre Boué is a Parisian soccer-lover living in Toronto since 1992. As a consultant for a high-end commercial kitchen equipment distributor, he learned the art of fine French cuisine from many of the city’s best chefs. In 2010, Jean-Pierre opened Lafayette, his own French restaurant on Queen West. Now retired, he loves gathering friends to indulge in fine French cooking and ingredients.
Fatima Khlifi grew up in Provençe, just across the Mediterranean from her native Tunisa. An avid cook and instructor, she is also a consultant for Thermomix, a sophisticated, state-of-the-art, all-in-one kitchen appliance. Like Jean-Pierre, she loves sharing old and new recipes with those around her.