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The Bentway

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250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
(416) 304-0222 http://www.thebentway.ca/

June 2019

COMMUNAL TABLE: The Depanneur + The Bentway

June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 28, 2019

The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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  Communal Table is a new dinner series curated by The Depanneur in collaboration with The Bentway. Inclusive, diverse & affordable family-style dinners for 50, with live music, in a spectacular outdoor setting near Fort York. Read the full press release. SOLD OUT    Pro Tip: This event has a strict no-latecomers policy; any tickets unclaimed by 7:15pm will be given away to people who have put their name on an on-site waiting list that evening. So if you feel…

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August 2020

COMMUNAL PICNIC: Spain — Jose Arato

August 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Paella is often thought of as the Spanish national dish, but it is really a speciality of Valencia, though it has countless regional variations. Named after the pan it is cooked in, this classic rice dish has five key ingredients: Spanish short-grain Bomba rice, saffron, pimentón, olive oil and a paella pan. Beyond that, there are innumerable local versions incorporating everything from seafood to snails to rabbit. José Arato, owner and Head Chef of Pimentón, has built an enthusiastic following around his take on this classic dish at Evergreen Brickworks Farmer’s Market.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Nigeria — Victor Uguweke

August 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Chef Victor Uguweke grew up in a restaurant family in Lagos, and went on to work in kitchens here, in London (UK), and Beijing. Now he is proudly reclaiming his culinary heritage with his latest project, Afrobeat Kitchen, a mash-up of authentic recipes from the motherland with flavours and techniques acquired around the world.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Philippines — Maria Polotan

August 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Pre-order online until FRI Aug 28, 10pm Pick up on SUN Aug 30, 6-7:30pm at The Bentway > ORDER HERE < Part of The Depanneur + The Bentway's new Communal Picnic series Kamayan is a Tagalog word that translates to “by hand” and refers to a traditional Filipino style of eating—communally, and without plates or utensils. A typical kamayan meal features a table covered in banana leaves which is then artfully arranged with a variety of traditional Filipino dishes served…

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September 2020

COMMUNAL PICNIC: Mexico — Erika Araujo

September 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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From the rich history of Puebla, and borrowing from the nearby Veracruz and Mexico City, comes this menu of classic Mexican dishes prepared by Chef Erika Araujo of Ixiim.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Global Fusion — Greg Couillard

September 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Chef Greg Couillard is best known for his unique and eclectic mix of Caribbean, Asian, Latin, and Indian flavours and ingredients. He has forged a reputation as a fearless culinary innovator, a kind of supercollider of food ideas, smashing them together with incredible force, producing novel and exotic new dishes for lucky diners to marvel at. Chef Greg’s 30+ year culinary legacy has left an indelible impression on fine dining in Toronto, opening eyes, minds & palates to the incredible culinary diversity of our city.

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July 2021

COMMUNAL PICNIC: Syria | Newcomer Kitchen + Syrian Sisters

July 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Syria is renowned throughout the Middle East for its diverse culinary traditions, many of them reaching back thousands of years. Tonight’s menu features a selection of traditional Syrian dishes, including handmade saj flatbread, which will be served fresh from the traditional domed griddle from which it gets its name.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Don Chingón Mexican Brunch at The Bentway

July 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 25, 2021

The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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The Depanneur's brunch residents, Don Chingon, are partnering with The Bentway as part of their 2021 Communal Picnic series to offer their fabulous Mexican Brunch Boxes as a pick-up picnic option on Saturdays at The Bentway from July 3 to September 4.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Indonesia | NaiNai/Chef Elita

July 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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With more than 17,000 islands populated by more than 300 different ethnic groups, Indonesian cuisine has incredible breadth, depth and variety. Home of the original “Spice Islands”, Indonesia has been a culinary destination for centuries, sharing spices like nutmeg and clove with the rest of the world while absorbing and reimagining Indian, Chinese, Arabic, Thai and Dutch influences. Indonesian food boasts many unique flavours, textures and ingredients worth exploring, and tonight Chef Elita of NaiNai Noodles shares a few distinctive and authentic Indonesian recipes.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Don Chingón Mexican Brunch at The Bentway

July 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 25, 2021

The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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The Depanneur's brunch residents, Don Chingon, are partnering with The Bentway as part of their 2021 Communal Picnic series to offer their fabulous Mexican Brunch Boxes as a pick-up picnic option on Saturdays at The Bentway from July 3 to September 4.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Italy | Luciano Schipano

July 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Italian food has become one of the most popular cuisines the world over, but like all culinary traditions it is not a fixed thing; some dishes stick very close to their ancient roots, others have evolved to incorporate new ideas and ingredients. Tonight Chef Luciano Schipano shares with you a delicious mix of classic recipes and creative updates that capture the spirit of this justly world-class cuisine. Don’t miss the exquisite mushroom risotto, cooked on site in the spectacular Pentolo, a giant 1-metre wide suspended pan imported from Italy; the largest of its kind in Canada!

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Don Chingón Mexican Brunch at The Bentway

July 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 25, 2021

The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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The Depanneur's brunch residents, Don Chingon, are partnering with The Bentway as part of their 2021 Communal Picnic series to offer their fabulous Mexican Brunch Boxes as a pick-up picnic option on Saturdays at The Bentway from July 3 to September 4.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Tunisia | Dali Chehimi

July 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Long-time Dep favourite, Chef Dali Chehimi brings his traditional Tunisian favourites to the table for a delicious taste of the Casbah! Tunisian cuisine features all the hallmarks of delicious North African food: complex spices, lush combinations of fruit and meat, Mediterranean ingredients and a hint of French colonial influence. Tagines, the flavourful stews that range from Morocco to Egypt, get their name from the characteristic conical dishes of the same name that they are most often cooked in.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Don Chingón Mexican Brunch at The Bentway

July 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 25, 2021

The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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The Depanneur's brunch residents, Don Chingon, are partnering with The Bentway as part of their 2021 Communal Picnic series to offer their fabulous Mexican Brunch Boxes as a pick-up picnic option on Saturdays at The Bentway from July 3 to September 4.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Jamaica | Avery Billy

July 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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African traditions, Indian spices, and tropical ingredients all go into making Jamaican food a culinary treasure that is beloved the world over. Chef Billy Bass brings his Caribbean roots to the table with this hearty meal of Jamaican-inspired recipes, including his signature charcoal-grilled Jerk chicken, just in time for Caribana weekend.

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August 2021

COMMUNAL PICNIC: Spain | Jose Arato

August 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Paella is often thought of as the Spanish national dish, but it is really a speciality of Valencia, though it has countless regional variations. This classic rice dish has five key ingredients: short-grain rice, saffron, pimentón (smoked paprika), olive oil and the large, shallow paellera pan from which the dish gets its name. José Arato, owner and Head Chef of Pimentón, will be preparing his paella live on site in his giant 100 cm wide paellera!

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Turkey | Tuba Tunç

August 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Turkey has an ancient culinary tradition stretching back to the very beginnings of Western civilization. From these deep roots the Ottomans developed a sophisticated and aristocratic cuisine based on ingredients and influences pulled from an empire that stretched from North Africa across the Middle East and into Greece and the Balkans. The flavours of contemporary Turkish food emerge from this mix of cultures and traditions, and shine in Chef Tuba Tunç’s selection of traditional Turkish dishes.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Mexico | Erika Araujo  

August 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Mexican culture has a profoundly long history, with settlements reaching back to 10,000 BCE, and a pre-Hispanic agricultural legacy contemporaneous with ancient Egyptians. This rich and ancient tradition, combined with centuries of Spanish colonial influence, has evolved into the full glory of contemporary Mexican cuisine. Tonight Chef Erika Araujo of Ixiim prepares a selection of classic Mexican dishes from Puebla, Veracruz and Mexico City, a colourful and flavourful picnic perfect for a warm summer night.

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COMMUNAL PICNIC: Philippines | Maria Polotan

August 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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The food of the Philippines is complex, as diverse as the more than 100 ethnic groups that populate its 7600+ islands, and overlaid with centuries of Chinese, Southeast Asian, Spanish, and American influences. Tonight’s menu by Maria Polotan incorporates local ingredients into traditional Filippino recipes.

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September 2021

COMMUNAL PICNIC: Global Fusion | Greg Couillard

September 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Chef Greg Couillard is best known for his unique and eclectic mix of Caribbean, Asian, Latin, and Indian flavours and ingredients. He has forged a reputation as a fearless culinary innovator, a kind of supercollider of food ideas, smashing them together with incredible force, producing novel and exotic new dishes for lucky diners to marvel at. Chef Greg’s 30+ year culinary legacy has left an indelible impression on fine dining in Toronto, opening eyes, minds & palates to the incredible culinary diversity of our city. For this dinner, Greg takes a journey down the old Silk Road, following the ancient trail of spices from Southeast Asia through India and Central Asia on their way to the Mediterranean and Europe.

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June 2022

COMMUNAL DINNER: Taco Party | Erika Araujo  

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Ah, tacos… warm, savoury fillings topped with a variety of colourful garnishes, all wrapped up in fresh, tender corn tortillas. These little bundles of deliciousness have become the most iconic Mexican dish the world over, and for good reason. Join Chef Erika Araujo of Ixiim for this fun and interactive DIY taco party featuring a fabulous spread of 5 different fillings and toppings that showcase the delectable diversity of authentic Mexican flavours.

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COMMUNAL DINNER: Tibetan Momos | Tsewang & Lhundup

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Momos — hearty dumplings of simple dough wrapped around delectable fillings, served steamed or fried with spicy sauce — are probably Tibet’s best known culinary export. In fact, momos are well-loved in many of the countries around the Himalayas, with countless variations in ingredients, appearance and names. But especially in Tibet, momos are not just food; they are also symbols of festivity and celebration. They are served during important social occasions like marriages, New Years and other special family gatherings. Join Tsewang & Lhundup of TC’s Tibetan Momo, for a taste of traditional Tibetan fare, all made with local, organic ingredients sourced directly from the Ontario farmers they work alongside at several of Toronto’s farmers’ markets.

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COMMUNAL DINNER: Mama’s Cuisine | Newcomer Kitchen

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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Newcomer Kitchen started at The Depanneur in 2016 as a grass-roots initiative to create social and economic opportunities for newly-arrived Syrian refugees. After a wildly successful 3-year pilot at The Depanneur, Newcomer Kitchen expanded to become a entrepreneurial training program aimed at helping diverse groups of newcomer women gain experience in the food sector. Mama's Cuisine is one of Newcomer Kitchen’s newest cohorts, women from around the world who have come together to share their foods and cultures with Toronto. Hot on the heels of a successful pop-up at the Leslieville Farmers' Market, these ladies from Palestine, Pakistan, India, Lebanon and Egypt are excited to create a truly international meal just in time for Canada Day — a celebration of everything that makes this country home for so many.

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