Pre-order online until THU Jan 28, 10pm
Pick up on FRI Jan 29, 6-7:30pm
The food of Tunisia is a blend of Berber and Mediterranean cuisines, written over the course of thousands of years by the many civilizations which have left their imprint on the land: Roman, Vandal, Byzantine, Arab, Spanish, Turkish, Sicilian, French, and the native Punic-Berber people. Many of the ingredients would be familiar on both sides of the Mediterranean, but are assembled in a way that reflects a manifestly Tunisian sensibility. Tonight, cousins Zeyneb Rejeb and Fatima Khlifi share a few distinctive dishes that would typically be served during traditional family gatherings.
Brik (tuna & cheese or egg & cheese)
Kind of like a Tunisian samosa, brik consists of warka, a thin sheet of semolina flour pastry, wrapped around a mix of fillings such as tuna, potato, cheese, onion, harissa and parsley, before being fried to golden crisp.
Loubia bel Kaaber (beef or vegetarian)
Classic country-style comfort food; a hearty stew of red beans and halal beef meatballs in a fragrant tomato sauce infused with Tunisian spices like coriander seed, cumin, mint and a touch of harissa heat. Served with crusty homemade bread to mop up all the goodness.
Also available #vegetarian
A simple fresh Mediterranean salad of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and olives with a sprinkling of mint.
A delicious Tunisian “donut”; small rings of fried dough, dunked in an orange blossom-scented sugar syrup.
Beef, Vegetarian, or 1/2+1/2
Tunisian Loubia Dinner — $48 for 2 • $90 for 4
ORDERING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. PICKUP IS FRI 6-7:30pm
Zeyneb Rejeb and Fatima Khlifi are cousins, but grew up in two different countries; Zeyneb in Tunisia and Fatima in France. Zeyneb joined Fatima in Toronto with her family to do her PHD at the University of Toronto. Despite living far apart, they were connected their Tunisian roots and memories of spending summer holidays together in Tunisia. Zeyneb, an experienced Tunisian cook, and Fatima started gathering friends to share enjoy and these North African dishes rarely found in Toronto. You can follow the cousins on Instagram: Zeyneb @Zeynouba_ben_rejeb and Fatima @FatiCookInMix where she focuses on cooking international foods using a Thermomix.