Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian; in cuisine, it refers to any of a number of rustic Italian dishes prepared “hunter-style”, of which pollo alla cacciatora (Chicken Cacciatore) is the most famous. Made with the ingredients a country hunter would have most readily on hand: tomatoes and fresh herbs from the garden, forest mushrooms or seasonal vegetables, olive oil and local wine, the result is a classic of Italian country cooking, and a dish that has become popular the world over. Join award-winning baker Sue-Ellen Parrott for delightful summer dinner crafted around this Italian classic.
with marinated goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomato
A fresh, light interpretation of the classic with ripe, local tomatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms generously finished with fragrant fresh basil and oregano, and served with white rice.
Big Italian Salad
A colourful melange of peppers, grape tomatoes, carrot ribbons, olives, chopped hothouse cucumbers and salty, tangy ricotta salata, with a vibrant homemade Italian vinaigrette full of fresh herbs. Served with freshly-baked homemade foccacia glazed with extra virgin olive oil, rosemary and sea salt.
An assortment of Sue-Ellen’s award-winning pies including Lemon Meringue, Maple Meringue, and some fresh seasonal fruit pies.
Sue-Ellen Parrott has always had a passion for baking. In 2012 she entered the Mount Pleasant Harvest Fair Pie Bake-Off Competition, and to her surprise, came in first place. Inspired by her win over other more experienced competitors — and the many enthusiastic pie orders that followed — she began to transform her passion into a career by formally establishing Sue Ellen’s Pies as a boutique bakery business. Since then, her homemade pies have been featured at some of Toronto’s most prestigious retail venues, including McEwan and Holt Renfrew, as well as a desserts sponsor for several local charity events. Sue Ellen’s Pies has recently expanded its product line to also include hand rolled truffles, cookies and custom order gift boxes. http://www.sueellenspies.com/
Every weekend The Depanneur invites an amateur or professional guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.