Newcomer Kitchen Brunch features​ authentic Syrian home cooking

Over the next two weekends, you can experience Toronto’s first authentic Syrian brunch.

Newcomer Kitchen Brunch held at Butler’s Pantrywith the generous support of Westbank, is a unique series that's not to-be-missed.

Newcomer Kitchen is a project that invites newly-arrived Syrian refugee women to cook a weekly meal in The Depanneur’s kitchen.

This limited run event, taking place on Saturdays and Sundays in December, allows you the opportunity to enjoy a prix-fixe menu of traditional Syrian home cooking prepared by the women of Newcomer Kitchen.

Event tickets are sold in pairs of two at $30/pp (beverages available a la carte; gratuity not included).

Here’s the menu in full:

Bottomless tea

- MEZE (all included, for sharing for 2 people)

Khabaz Saj
Warm flatbread prepared on the domed sag oven
With za’atar and olive oil for dipping

Homemade yogurt cheese balls cured in olive oil and seasoned nigella and sesame seed

Kebbeh Bel Sayniyeh
Baked bulgur dough stuffed with walnuts, potatoes, onions, tomato and pomegranate

Baba Ganouj
Smoky eggplant dip with tahini, pomegranate molasses, walnuts and pomegranate seeds

Salatet Na’ameh
Fresh salad of finely chopped tomato, cucumber & onion with lemon, olive oil and mint.

Mukhallat & Atun
Pickled turnips and wild cucumbers; sun-dried black olives spiced with herbs, lemon and Aleppo pepper

Selection of fresh vegetables to accompany the meal

- MAINS (choice of one)

The Syrian version of the classic Middle Eastern shakshouka; sunny eggs cooked in a rich, chunky tomato sauce with garlic and olive oil.

Fattet Maqdoos
Crispy pita bread, topped with baked eggplant, yogurt-tahini sauce, caramelized onions, pine nuts & parsley. Vegetarian -or- with awarma (confit halal beef)

Beid bel Toum
Syrian hash! Eggs scrambled with potato and whole confit garlic cloves, garnished with pine nuts and herbs. 
Vegetarian -or- with awarma (confit halal beef)

Salatet Sabaneh
Wilted spinach tossed with a warm sautée of chickpeas, mushrooms and onions, garnished with lemon & olive oil
Vegan -or- topped with an olive-oil fried egg


Figs stuffed with walnuts & dates stuffed with almonds, with grape molasses and tahini for dipping.

Semolina and yogurt cake, topped with an almond and infused with orange blossom syrup

Buttery pistachio and sesame cookie


Tickets are sure to sell out fast, so get them now at Eventbrite.