“Lead me not into temptation…” Never mind, we know a shortcut!
Call me a hopeless romantic, but Valentine’s Day is the one night a year The Depanneur pulls out all the stops and goes for an over-the-top, all-out indulgent food experience. And who better to call on than talented cook, food writer and instructor Paula Costa, with her unique flair for the decadent and delicious.
Treat your Valentine to an exquisite 7-course tasting menu that interprets each temptation through beautiful food and a sinfully delightful dining experience. Come with an open mind, an open heart and an empty stomach.
Greed: The Devil’s Egg
An amuse bouche that will whet your appetite and leave you wanting more.
Wrath: Piri Piri Chicken Balls with Lemon, Garlic & Parsley Aioli
Fiery chicken meatballs served with a sweet & spicy piri piri sauce and a merciful cooling aioli.
Envy: Shrimp Ravioli with Rosa Vodka Sauce
Shrimp, Ricotta and Herb filled homemade pasta served with a rustic tomato & vodka sauce. If fortune smiles upon you, you will also enjoy some butter poached lobster with your ravioli. All the other sinners, will be green with envy.
Sloth: Slow Roasted Vegetable Salad with Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette And Blue Cheese
Like love, you can’t rush a good thing.
Pride: Port Braised Short Ribs served with a Creamy Potato Puree & Roasted Tomatoes
This is one of the cook’s signature dishes that it reflects her pride in her Portuguese roots.
Lust: Vanilla & Spiced Chocolate Chai Ice Cream with Almond Brittle
The ingredients in this decadent dessert are considered aphrodisiacs and are meant to encourage other more sinful appetites.
Gluttony: Orange & Walnut Baklava Cigars
What can be more gluttonous than a second dessert? This unique and luscious Orange & Walnut baklava is scented with cinnamon and drenched in an orange blossom and honey syrup.
Paula Costa is an avid cook who loves to share amazing food experiences through her popular food blog, Dragon’s Kitchen, and by hosting food events and cooking workshops around the GTA. Her pride in her Portuguese culinary heritage and her passion for Mediterranean food is evident in her many sold-out Ottolenghi Supper Clubs at The Depanneur. Paula also enjoys stretching her kitchen creativity through elaborate theme dinners, such as the 7-Deadly Sins, and her remarkable 11-course recreation of the Titanic’s final meal. Paula has a new catering project in the works, Saboroso Food & Catering.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites an amateur or professional guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.