Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest culinary traditions and has had a profound influence on cuisines from the Middle East to India. Discover the unique flavours of traditional Iranian home-cooking with this elegant selection of authentic dishes made by a passionate Persian cook.
A savoury yogurt drink infused with dried herbs that complements the flavours of the meal.
Eggplant stuffed with walnuts, pomegranate paste and herbs topped with pomegranate syrup and served with Persian bread.
Lamb meatballs with pistachios, glazed with pomegranate sauce and garnished with fresh pomegranate seeds
A complex pilaf of fine basmati rice, green fava beans, fresh dill topped with pieces of tender beef braised in tomato sauce with turmeric & saffron. Served with exquisite shards of Tahdig, the crispy golden crust from the bottom of rice pot, and Torshi, classic Persian pickles, a combination of pickled eggplant, carrots, garlic and other vegetables.
Crisp and refreshing salad of cucumbers, tomato, onion and dried mint with a lemon and olive oil dressing, the perfect complement to the rich rice and meat.
Saffron rice pudding scented with rosewater and cardamom, topped with pistachios, almonds and cinnamon.
Sonbol Zand’s passion for cooking has become a favorite hobby, a sanctuary after long hours at work as an IT manager. It has has led her to courses at George Brown College and in Bordeaux, France. Growing up in an Iranian home, Persian dishes are among her favorite to prepare and share with others.
Shirin Tavasoli has many years experience cooking homemade Persian foods. She loves cooking her grandmother’s and mother’s recipes, and sharing the unique taste of Persian cuisine.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.