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December 2019

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MASTER CLASS: Classic Québécois Tourtière by Sonya Gammal

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Flash Sale — Save $10 Tourtière – a French Canadian meat pie – is a classic part of the Christmas Eve réveillon and New Year’s Eve meal in Québec. With lots or regional variations including beef, veal, wild game or even fish, the classic Montreal-style features a blend of pork and beef, mirepoix (finely chopped carrots, celery & onion), potatoes, and a traditional spice blend with hints of nutmeg, cloves and sage. In this hands-on workshop, Chef Sonya Gammal, a tourtière aficionado…

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POP-UP: Truffle & Wild Mushroom Mini Market by Marc Eber

December 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Over the last decade, Marc Eber of Marc's Mushrooms has become the premiere supplier of wild mushrooms, foraged ingredients and high-quality imported truffles to Toronto's restaurant chefs. His sold-out Truffle Master Class last week was a welcome return to The Dep after many years, and an inspiration to revisit something we had first tried out many years ago: a special Holiday Mushroom Pop-Up where Marc will be selling fresh truffles and wild mushrooms to the public at wholesale prices, often…

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SUPPER CLUB: Joyeux Noël by Chantal Vechambre 

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Christmas has long been one of the central festivities in French culture, rich with culinary traditions. The Dep is delighted to welcome Chef Chantal Véchambre for a celebration of the Temps des Fêtes, with a selection of authentic French holiday dishes sure to put you in the festive spirit. ----- Amuse Bouche A creamy, savory panna cotta of sweet peas and candied beets; a splash of the iconic colours of the holiday season Salade de Verdures au Foie Gras Christmas salad of…

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OFFSITE WORKSHOP: Full-Day Breadmaking Intensive by Leo Baduria

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Note that this workshop is NOT at The Depanneur! It will take place at The Paint Box Bistro at 555 Dundas Street East, M5A 2B7 —– Full-Day Bread Making Workshop! Join artisanal baker Leo Baduria for a full-day, in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of great bread. You’ll learn how to make your own sourdough starter, and how to prepare different types of dough, using various grains and flours. There will be hands-on practice of the techniques to folding, kneading and shaping dough to make focaccia/fougasse, baguettes, boules, batards and brioches,…

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COOKING CLASS: The Art of Challah by Alissa Kondogiannis

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Challah — a golden, egg-enriched bread that is often braided, and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat or Jewish holidays — has adorned tables since biblical days. It is an easy, forgiving bread to make; a versatile yeasted dough that can be made sweet or savoury. Ideal for French toast and bread pudding, challah is also the perfect bread with dips like hummus, to mop up soups and stews or just to eat hot and tender, straight out…

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COOKING CLASS: Holiday Chocolates & Truffles by Emily Zimmerman

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! 2nd Night Added MON Dec 16 Just in time for the holidays, Emily Zimmerman is offering this fun, hands-on workshop introducing basic techniques for chocolate and truffle making. Participants will leave with a box full of delicious handmade chocolates made with organic, fairly-traded and locally processed ChocoSol chocolate, as well as a recipe pack, and the skills and inspiration to make all kinds of fabulous sweets of your own. In this class you’ll learn how to make decadent chocolate truffles as well as delicious…

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Art of Challah by Alissa Kondogiannis

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

SOLD OUT! 2nd Date Added: SUN Dec 15, 12-2:30pm Challah — a golden, egg-enriched bread that is often braided, and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat or Jewish holidays — has adorned tables since biblical days. It is an easy, forgiving bread to make; a versatile yeasted dough that can be made sweet or savoury. Ideal for French toast and bread pudding, challah is also the perfect bread with dips like hummus, to mop up soups and stews…

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COOKING CLASS: Holiday Chocolates & Truffles by Emily Zimmerman

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Just in time for the holidays, Emily Zimmerman is offering this fun, hands-on workshop introducing basic techniques for chocolate and truffle making. Participants will leave with a box full of delicious handmade chocolates made with organic, fairly-traded and locally processed ChocoSol chocolate, as well as a recipe pack, and the skills and inspiration to make all kinds of fabulous sweets of your own. In this class you’ll learn how to make decadent chocolate truffles as well as delicious and attractive chocolate bark incorporating a range of sweet, salty,…

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MASTER CLASS: Classic Québécois Tourtière by Sonya Gammal

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! 2nd Date Added SAT Dec 14 — 12-2:30pm Tourtière – a French Canadian meat pie – is a classic part of the Christmas Eve réveillon and New Year’s Eve meal in Québec. With lots or regional variations including beef, veal, wild game or even fish, the classic Montreal-style features a blend of pork and beef, mirepoix (finely chopped carrots, celery & onion), potatoes, and a traditional spice blend with hints of nutmeg, cloves and sage. In this hands-on workshop, Chef…

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MASTER CLASS: Sous Weed — Cooking with Cannabis 101 by Carole Nelson Brown

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! 2nd Class Added SAT Dec 21 — 12-2:30pm Finally medical and recreational cannabis is legal, but not everyone wants to smoke… Cannabis-infused edibles offer a more pleasant, varied and precise way to incorporate the benefits of cannabis into your lifestyle, but uninspired, store-bought gummies or brownies provide less control over dosage or quality of ingredients. If you are curious about understanding the world of “medibles" and want to learn how you can make them yourself, this is the…

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MASTER CLASS: Sous Weed — Cooking with Cannabis 101 by Carole Nelson Brown

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Finally medical and recreational cannabis is legal, but not everyone wants to smoke… Cannabis-infused edibles offer a more pleasant, varied and precise way to incorporate the benefits of cannabis into your lifestyle, but uninspired, store-bought gummies or brownies provide less control over dosage or quality of ingredients. If you are curious about understanding the world of “medibles" and want to learn how you can make them yourself, this is the class for you. At the heart of cannabis-infused products is…

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January 2020

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COOKING CLASS: Intro to the Vegan Kitchen by Emily Zimmerman

January 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT! 2nd Night Added MON Jan 13 Many people want to shift their diets to be more plant-based, but are unfamiliar with the wide range of “hacks” that experienced vegan cooks use to create delicious flavours and satisfying textures. If you’re looking to introduce new dishes to your repertoire, have more options for dinner guests, or discover new ingredients and techniques, this class will give you a versatile toolkit for making amazing vegan meals. The Depanneur’s resident vegan maven,…

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COOKING CLASS: Intro to the Vegan Kitchen by Emily Zimmerman

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Many people want to shift their diets to be more plant-based, but are unfamiliar with the wide range of “hacks” that experienced vegan cooks use to create delicious flavours and satisfying textures. If you’re looking to introduce new dishes to your repertoire, have more options for dinner guests, or discover new ingredients and techniques, this class will give you a versatile toolkit for making amazing vegan meals. The Depanneur’s resident vegan maven, Emily Zimmerman will share various techniques including manipulating…

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MASTER CLASS — Mozzarella & Burrata by Chef Luciano Schipano

January 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join passionate and knowledgeable Italian culinary expert Chef Luciano Schipano for a unique, in-depth exploration and live demonstration of one of Italy’s most famous cheeses, mozzarella, and its much rarer and sophisticated cousin, burrata. This fun and delicious evening will begin with general introduction to the world of Italian cheeses, and demonstration and tasting of traditional Italian mozzarella knots. We’ll then look at the making of burrata, one of Italy’s unique culinary treasures. Fresh mozzarella is hand-shaped into a small…

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SUPPER CLUB: Boeuf Bourguignon by Dali Chehimi

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Rustic French cooking lies deep at the heart of continental cuisine; much of the heritage of fine European cooking can find its roots in the traditional ingredients of the French countryside: beef, aromatic vegetables, herbs, butter and wine. Join Chef Dali Chehimi for an elegant dinner of soul-warming classics from the French country kitchen, including authentic boeuf bourguignon, the dish Julia Child once called "certainly one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man". Calamari Provençal Tender squid in…

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COOKING CLASS: Mastering the Instant Pot by Carole Nelson Brown

January 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pressure cooking, by its very nature, is a faster and healthier way to prepare foods. Nutrients are preserved at much higher rates than other, conventional cooking methods, flavours are intensified and, again, cooking time can be reduced by up to 70%. Throw in the fact that you are using less energy, wasting less water and how can you go wrong? Unfortunately, many of us have scary memories of our grandmother’s pressure cooker, hissing, spitting and rattling away on the stove…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Indian Treats — Samosas & Naan by Jaina Kapadia

January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Jaina Kapadia for an exploration of some of the most popular Indian treats - crispy Samosas and fresh Naan! You'll start with a hands-on demonstration of one of the most beloved Indian flatbreads - the pillowy naan! Using simple ingredients, you will create a quick yeasted dough, and learn how to roll and shape a naan. There will be options to make a few variations, including garlic-herb, and stuffed naans. Next up, you'll be making Samosas; after quick demo…

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DROP-IN DINNERS: An “Open Mic” Night for Culinary Talent!

January 22, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 22, 2020

Every Thursday we feature a different guest cook – amateur or professional – making some of their favourite dishes. Entreés are usually around $12-$14; menus for each week are posted on Mondays. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as well – check that day’s menu for details. Learn more about Drop-In Dinners at The Depanneur

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Host your own PRIVATE EVENT at The Dep

January 24, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Host your next culinary event at The Depanneur! Take advantage of our fully-equipped kitchen and turnkey dining room for fun and intimate private dinner parties or workshops for 12-24 people. You can cook yourself, together with your friends, host a potluck, work with a chef or caterer of your choice, or we're happy to connect you with any of the amazing cooks we've worked with in the past. *Other weekday & weeknight slots also available on a first-come, first-served basis FIND…

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SUPPER CLUB: Where Poland & Ukraine Meet by Maria Rozynska

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A Night of Polish & Ukrainian Food, Music & Culture In Eastern European culture, food & music are deeply intertwined, with folksongs filling kitchens as much as the welcoming smells of simmering soups and stews. Maria Rozynska grew up in a Polish & Ukrainian household, and tonight she will be sharing several favourite traditional dishes from her childhood, spanning several generations of family recipes. Also a talented singer, Maria has joined forces with Ewelina Ferenc from Polky Village Band, and…

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OFFSITE WORKSHOP: Croissants from Scratch by Leo Baduria

January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note that this workshop is NOT at The Depanneur! It will take place at The Paint Box Bistro at 555 Dundas Street East, M5A 2B7 ----- Morning  (10am-1pm) & Afternoon (2-5pm) Sessions Available Join artisanal baker Leo Baduria to discover the secrets of one of French pastry's most magical delights - the flaky, delicate butter croissant. You will learn the whole process of creating your own croissants, from the base yeated brioche dough, to the techniques of butter lamination that creates…

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COOKING CLASS: Intro to Gut Health by Keisha Luke

January 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Though many holistic nutritional practitioners have long emphasized the importance a healthy gut, modern nutritional science is only now beginning to discover the complexity and importance of the role of the digestive microbiome in everything from our immune system to overall well being. Holistic Culinary Nutritionist Keisha Luke has studied a broad range of holistic health practices, and combined with her own experience of profound personal healing, has developed a passion for helping people improve their well being through optimizing…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Winter Soups with Chef Doris Fin

January 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Vegetable soups are fast, flexible, forgiving, and encourage endless improvisation — and winter is the perfect time of year for warm and comforting homemade soups. Winter produce and a bit of creativity can still create delicious soups that are flavourful and nutritious, freeze beautifully and offer incredible value. Join Chef Doris Fin for a fun, hands-on class focussing on the practical skills that will save you time, money and effort while adding 3 new, delicious and healthy recipes to your…

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February 2020

SUPPER CLUBS: Unique Social Dining Experiences

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Family-style dinner parties by guest chefs Every weekend, the Rusholme Park Supper Club invites talented cooks, both amateur and professional, to prepare a multi-course meal for 24 guests to dine together in an informal, family-style dinner party. Tickets are $50 + HST and must be purchased in advance online through our event calendar or Facebook. Dinners are usually on Saturday nights; doors open at 7:30 and dinner served at 8pm. Guests are welcome to attend on their own, with a friend or in a…

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COOKING CLASS: Sourdough Bread by Sonya Gammal

February 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join  Sonya Gammal for this popular sourdough bread baking workshop! Using organic hard wheat and spelt flours, you'll learn about the history of sourdough and its health benefits, how to create and maintain a starter, and be led step-by-step through the process of preparing and forming your dough ready to be baked off into a beautiful, hand-crafted artisanal — and very tasty! — sourdough loaf. Everyone will get to try some freshly baked bread, and take home their very own freshly-baked loaf, plus additional…

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LUNCH & LEARN: Sourdough Bread by Sonya Gammal

February 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join  Sonya Gammal for this popular sourdough bread baking workshop! Using organic hard wheat and spelt flours, you'll learn about the history of sourdough and its health benefits, how to create and maintain a starter, and be led step-by-step through the process of preparing and forming your dough ready to be baked off into a beautiful, hand-crafted artisanal — and very tasty! — sourdough loaf. Everyone will get to try some freshly baked bread, and take home their very own freshly-baked loaf, plus additional…

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COOKING CLASSES: Fun, hands-on culinary workshops

February 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday and Monday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Learn a new skill, meet some great people and eat something tasty. The Depanneur hosts fun, hands-on cooking classes on Sunday, Monday and some Tuesday evenings; everything from pickles to pierogis, vegan cheese making to whole-animal butchery. If you’ve got a culinary skill you’d like to share, find out more about hosting a class at The Dep.

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LUNCH & LEARN: Traditional & GF Handmade Pastas by Nicole Di Nardo

February 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

There is little more satisfying than making and eating hand-made fresh pasta! Italian-Canadian chef and nutritionist Nicole Di Nardo will guide you through making easy and versatile pasta doughs, for both traditional egg pasta as well as a healthy, highly nutritious, full of fibre and protein gluten-free pasta dough from chickpea flour. There will be plenty of expert tips for techniques from rolling pasta dough sheets, to cutting tagliatelle ribbons and shaping elegant stuffed mezzaluna ("half-moon" ravioli). Participants will be…

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OFFSITE WORKSHOP: Full-Day Breadmaking Intensive by Leo Baduria

February 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Note that this workshop is NOT at The Depanneur! It will take place at The Paint Box Bistro at 555 Dundas Street East, M5A 2B7 —– Full-Day Bread Making Workshop! Join artisanal baker Leo Baduria for a full-day, in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of great bread. You’ll learn how to make your own sourdough starter, and how to prepare different types of dough, using various grains and flours. There will be hands-on practice of the techniques to folding, kneading and shaping dough to make focaccia/fougasse, baguettes, boules, batards and brioches,…

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LUNCH & LEARN: That’s a Wrap! Wonton Hacks by Carole Nelson Brown

February 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you think that pre-made Asian dumpling wrappers are for potstickers only, you are missing out. Sure, they are perfect for making a traditional Chinese-style dumpling but did you know that you use them in all kinds of other cool ways? You can deep fry them up for a quick, crispy treat, or they are also a perfect cheat for stuffed pasta, or they can be baked with either sweet or savoury spices for a quick, last minute crisp to…

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MASTER CLASS: Japanese Soba Master Class by Ted Iizuka

February 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Noodles are an iconic part of Japanese cuisine and culture. Ramen, with its bold, loud flavours is like a crowded street corner in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, full of colour and noise and bright light; soba is more like the quiet and subtle beauty of a Zen monastery. The Depanneur is honoured to invite Ted Iizuka, Canada’s only Soba Master, to share an intimate and in-depth exploration of the making and enjoying of this traditional Japanese delicacy. Soba was originally a working…

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COOKING CLASS: Marmalade & Grapefruit Supremes by Camilla Wynne

February 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join master preserver Camilla Wynne of Preservation Society for this fun, hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn how to bring a little sunshine into your life by transforming citrus fruits into gorgeous, shelf-stable preserves. This class covers all the basics of water bath canning, from selecting your produce to proper sterilization to basic microbiology. You will also get to sample some different citrus preserves. Then you’ll dive into making a delicious marmalade and grapefruit supremes in customizable light syrup, as well…

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Art of Challah by Alissa Kondogiannis

February 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Challah — a golden, egg-enriched bread that is often braided, and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat or Jewish holidays — has adorned tables since biblical days. It is an easy, forgiving bread to make; a versatile yeasted dough that can be made sweet or savoury. Ideal for French toast and bread pudding, challah is also the perfect bread with dips like hummus, to mop up soups and stews or just to eat hot and tender, straight out…

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