MENU — July 21
[beef & lamb] Kousa Mahshi كوسا محشي
Stuffed zucchinis (aka marrow or summer squash) is a dish cherished by the former Ottoman Empire, and popular from the Balkans to the Levant. WIth beautiful, local pale green young zucchini in the midst of their brief season, there’s no better time to make this delicious dish. Stuffed with a mix of spiced ground halal beef, lamb and rice, and cooked with tomato and cinnamon, the meat version is served hot, as a main course, while the meatless version is considered an “olive-oil dish” and is often eaten at room temperature or warm. Served with fresh saj bread, handmade on the traditional domed oven of the same name.
[vegetarian] Kousa Mahshi كوسا محشي
The same dish, but with a rice stuffing with garlic and mint.
Khyar belaban خيار بلبن
Much like tzatziki, it’s well-known Greek cousin, this combines cool yogurt with garlic and cucumbers, but the addition of mint makes for an especially delightful, cool and refreshing summer salad
Torab el Melook طراب الملوك
A cool, creamy, layered trifle of sorts, perfect for a warm summer night. Vanilla custard and rich clotted cream with fresh pineapple and golden crumbled biscuits, from which the dish likely gets its name (Sand of Kings).
Meals will go on sale on Tuesday at 7am.
Meals will be available for pickup from The Depanneur, 1033 College Street (between Dufferin & Dovercourt) from 6–7pm on Thursday, July 21.
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Tonight’s meal is available in limited quantities. Proceeds from the sales of these dishes help pay for all the ingredients prepared by the moms to take home to their families, with any remaining proceeds shared amongst the cooks. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Newcomer Kitchen is a new project that invites groups of Syrian refugee moms to use restaurant kitchens to cook traditional Syrian dishes in a fun, social setting. Meals are prepared and packaged, and then sold online for pickup or delivery to pay for all the ingredients and provide an honorarium for the cooks.
We also offer 1 spot to help/hang out in the kitchen, learn the recipes and join the ladies for family meal on Thursday afternoon. We are asking for a $50 donation for this, which will go to topping up the $ we have to share with the cooks. This is available for purchase online, on a first-come, first-served basis.
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