As the weather gets cold and we search for comforting food, these re-imagined Latin-American favourites will warm your soul. These dishes blend flavours from various Central and South American countries to tantalize your taste buds.
Burrito Bowl Soup $6
A hearty soup that combines all of the ingredients of a burrito bowl into a warm-hug of an appetizer. Soup contains nutritious red rice, protein-packed navy beans, sweet bell peppers, salsa verde and shredded chicken.
Available #vegetarian without chicken, topped with tortilla strips.
Tamale Pie $14
Nearly every Latin-American country has a version of tamales – this iteration is a casserole-like version, with a silky cornmeal base, layered with pulled chicken and generously topped with melted cheese. Available #vegetarian with pulled jackfruit
Served with a side of black beans, fried plantains and a crunchy Southwestern slaw containing corn, pickled red onions, cilantro and mixed with a creamy avocado dressing.
Rico Pavê (pronounced like Rico Suavé) $6
A velvety dessert made with milk soaked biscuits and layered with rich chocolate cream and sweetened condensed milk.
Prixe Fixe Menu $25
Soup + Tamale Pie + Dessert
Mirelle Blassnig is an avid home cook who loves to experiment with new flavours and techniques. At the heart of all of her kitchen adventures is her love of entertaining, believing that the best meals are those shared with good company. She has a passion for preserving her Central American heritage and is inspired to bring the sights, smells and tastes of Latin America to the palates of those who enjoy her cooking. Mirelle is happiest when she is creating and sharing new dishes filled with the freshest ingredients and boldest flavours. Find Mirelle on Instagram @Cocina.de.Alvarez
Every Wednesday The Depanneur is an ‘open mic’ night for culinary talent in TO, where we invite guest cooks, amateur or professional, to come and make their favourite dishes.