August 15: Communal Table, Tibetan Momos Banquet with Tsewang Chodon
August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$12
A weekly dining experience featuring local chefs and food offerings
The Communal Table happens every Thursday, June 13-August 22
Beginning June 13, The Bentway will offer weekly communal dining opportunities for neighbours and community members. Featuring chefs, food offerings and conversation-starters as curated by Toronto restaurant and innovative “culinary talent showcase” The Depanneur. The weekly dinners will explore Toronto’s diverse culinary traditions. We ask that people pre-register fro $12 in order to help us minimize food waste.
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 Chodon 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.
- Khabsay (Tibetan style cookies)
- Laping: Tibetan Cold Mung Bean & Chili Noodles
- Beef Momos & Vegetable Momos, with pickled cabbage & homemade hot sauce.
- Nepalese-style Potato Curry
- Dre-sil (rice cooked with butter, seeds & dried fruit) with Homemade Yogurt
- Tibetan Sweet Tea
Pre-registration is requested
Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donations to local shelters
About The Depanneur
The Depanneur is intimate & interactive food venue aimed at showcasing the incredible diversity of culinary talent we have in Toronto. We invite guest cooks, both amateur and professional, to host hundreds of unique food events from Cooking Classes, Drop-In Dinners and Supper Clubs, to Table Talks, Brunch and Private Events. The Dep is also the birthplace of Newcomer Kitchen, a non-profit social enterprise that creates social and economic opportunities for Syrian refugee women through food-based projects. To date, Newcomer Kitchen has sold over 10,000 meals and paid over $150,000 into the Syrian community since its inception in 2016.
About Tsewang Chodon
From a young age, Tsewang Chodon has enjoyed cooking a varied selection of delicious dishes and serving yummy food to her family and friends. Now TC is sharing traditional Tibetan/Himalayan cuisine by offering her own handmade momos sourced from local ingredients. TC has been selling her products at local farmers’ markets, the Evergreen Brickworks and at other local events under the banner of TC’s Tibetan Momo.