MIGRATION exhibit - NOV 2014


Celebrating the 5th anniversary of our Venezuelan restaurant on Queen Street West, since 2009.

Arepa café GALLERY is proud to present the exhibit:

MIGRATION, a message of hope and opportunity
by Eduardo Lee and Juan Carlos Leal.

The display will be on from November 2014 to January 2015.

 












 
 

Toronto and the corn meal experience from Venezuela.

arepas, arepas, arepas...arepa café
...five years expressing venezuelan urbanity in Toronto.







 
 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2013

HOLIDAY HOURS:

OPEN:
DEC 24 AND DEC 31 FROM 11 AM TO 3 PM

CLOSED:
DEC 25; JAN 01; 02

OPEN AGAIN FRIDAY JAN 03, 2014


 
 

TRADITION AND ORIGIN; THE HALLACA.

Every Holiday Season at Arepa Café we make 'Hallacas'

The Hallaca is a traditional dish from Venezuela. One the most exotic Venezuelan national dish. It combines the indigenous bananas leaves, a rich Spanish filling of beef, chicken, pork, olives and vegetables, with aromatic African spices.
 
It's origin is unclear. It could have arisen for the Spanish colonists homesickness for their tasty and elaborate meals. On this view we may relate the Hallaca to the Empanada Gallega (a pasty from Galicia). The filling is basically similar, with maize substituting for flour and the banana leaf for wrapping.

Another alternative theory attributes the Hallaca to Venezuelan rich aristocracy, where servants and slaves used the leftovers from the tables of their masters, whose meals had a distinctly European character. Adapting these eclectic ingredients to their African and indigenous tastes, the slaves created one of the most creative, flavourful and richly seasoned Latin-American dish.

We are proud to cook Hallacas every year, continuing the tradition and offering an intimate cooking moment to share with co-workers, and ultimately serving them to our customers. The making of the Hallacas involves many hands, and lots of preparation prior to ensambling it all together. Each year we master this dish, better and better!

Today, we serve the delicious dish at our restaurant during the Christmas Season.

CALL 416-362.4111 and place your order soon!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 









 
 

MINI AREPAS PLATTERS


Platters of 20, 40 or 60
mini-arepas trays for events and gatherings,
bite size arepas, with savory fillings:  reina pepiada, carne mechada, and vegeterian
order now!

416-362.4111
Arepa Café














 
 

every day arepas

 


every day we observe, 
the neighbourhood, the street
queen street west

every day we serve, you 
arepas, and delicious desserts

people have them for breakfast, lunch, 
afternoon snack, or dinner...

arepas, satisfying arepas!



 
 

HOLIDAY HOURS 2012/13

















Arepa Café wishes you the Best Holiday Season!

During the Holidays we will be CLOSED on:

DEC 24, 2012
DEC 25, 2012

JAN 01, 2013
JAN 02, 2013
JAN 03, 2013

Our best wishes to all our customers!
and Many Thanks!