The Dep is very excited to kick off its fall season with the vibrant, tropical flavours of Chef Greg Couillard‘s South Indian-inspired fusion menu. Prepare to be dazzled by a colourful and exciting display of complex and exotic spices, prepared by one of Toronto’s pre-eminent culinary icons.
Classic Couillard, a playful and inventive take on a colonial Indian classic. Fragrant red lentil and chicken broth infused with spices and studded with apples, chicken and vegetables. Served with herbed garlic naan bread.
Mango Gado Gado
A riotously colourful salad that combines South & South-East Asian flavours. Tart and sweet mango with napa cabbage, green beans, carrots and spourts dressed in a richly spiced cashew & peanut sauce.
Goan Fish Curry in Banana Leaf
Fresh cod in a sweet, creamy coconut & tamarind-based curry, cooked “en papillote” in individual banana leaf packets. Served with delicate basmati rice, spinach and chickpea saag paneer and a trio of Greg’s spectacular homemade chutneyrs: mango, plum, and green tomato & eggplant.
Traditional Indian mithai (sweets) meets pineapple upside-down cake! Rich cake soaked in an orange blossom infused jaggery syrup garnished with caramelized pineapple and saffron-pistachio kulfi.
It would not be hyperbole to suggest that Greg Couillard is one of the most influential chefs in Toronto’s culinary history. Through groundbreaking restaurants like The Parrot, Stelle, Avec, Sarkis, The Spice Room and many others, his prescient embrace of this city’s multicultural flavours and ingredients revolutionized fine dining in Toronto, and foreshadowed the eclectic, international menus many now take for granted.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal BYOB dinner party.