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Festive Classes for Everyone!

Treat your friends and family or better yet, yourself to one of our upcoming classes listed below.

Gingerbread Decorating for Kids

Get creative with our Grandma-approved gingerbread, royal icing, candy and other sweet treats to build and decorate your own festive gingerbread house. Perfect for the young and young at heart!
Date: Saturday December 6, 10-11am & Saturday December 13, 10-11am

Holiday Candy & Caramels
Learn the fundamentals of sugar cooking with a festive twist.  We make a chewy soft caramel, a light and crunchy honey comb candy and a triple chocolate covered English toffee – all with a touch of holiday magic!
Date: Wednesday December 10, 7-9pm

Buche Noel (Yule Log)
Learn to make & decorate a Yule Log for the holidays. Our talented pastry chef will teach you to carve and decorate your cake using fondant, buttercream and royal icing.
Date: December 13,  3:30-5:30pm.

Call today to book your spot!416-262-3400.

 

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Holiday Gift Certificate Sale

Our Holiday Gift Certificate Sale makes it easy for you to be one of those awesome-at-life people who have all their shopping done before December this year.

From now until November 25th, purchase $100 gift certificate and receive $150 in value.

Call our shop to purchase your gift certificates today! 416-262-3400.

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A Lesson In Molecular Gastronomy – Desserts

We’ve added a few new classes to our fall repertoire!

Here is a brief description of one of our new favourites: A Lesson In Molecular Gastronomy – Desserts

 

In this two-hour, hands-on workshop discover the mysteries of the new “modernist cuisine” movement. Learn new and delicious ways to manipulate food products, presenting them in new forms on your plate. This includes Caviar Bubbles which topped our latest creation: the world’s most expensive cupcake.

Utilizing cooking techniques such as Spherification, Powderizing, Gelification and Air and foams we will create new and exciting dishes to tantalize the senses.

We will familiarize you with ingredients such as sodium alginate, agar agar and Tapioca Maltodextrin.

All participants will receive a set of recipes used in the workshop; and as always, everything is included  in the cost (ingredients, tools and supplies).

 

We hope you join us on September 25th from 7-9pm for the first class!

Stay sweet,

Team Le Dolci

 

 

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Michelangelo’s Supper; An evening of food, wine and conversation.

Michelangelo’s Supper;

An evening of food, wine and conversation

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This fall the AGO presents Michelangelo: Quest for Genius and will feature dozens of the artist’s exquisite drawings. As the city of Toronto prepares for Michelangelo, we take perhaps his simplest sketches and turn them into inspiration for an unforgettable feast.

 

We are hosting a special evening to celebrate the art and food of Michelangelo. On September 12, chefs will prepare a delicious five-course meal inspired by the 16th century drawings of Michelangelo. They take the artist’s sketched shopping list filled with Renaissance ingredients and update them into a cohesive meal of Italian classics with wines to match. Michelangelo’s list is typical of his time…and includes requests such as tortelli, fennel soup, loaves of bread, and of course “un boca di vino” (a quart of wine). We use these ingredients and a little anachronistic license for an unforgettable meal.

 

Guests will dine on traditional panzanella salad, homemade stuffed pasta, traditional porchetta, semifreddo and a cheese course with some of Michelangelo’s favourites. Guests are encouraged to come and eat, drink and share in their love of good food and conversation.

 

Date: Fri Sept 12, 2104, 7pm

Location: Le Dolci’s Culinary Studio, 1006 Dundas Street West

Cost: 129pp.

 

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Things we love: Our Holiday Cookie Baking class!

Greetings from Icing Sugar Towers,
 
Make this year’s holidays extra-special by giving the gift of homemade holiday cookies.
 
Take our Holiday Cookie Baking class and learn 3 kinds of cookie baking techniques. At the end of the class, take your cookies home or to the office party. Don’t forget to leave some out with milk for Santa!
 
Candy cane cookies –Learn the drop cookie technique when you make these delectable desserts. Cover them in mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips for a truly unforgettable candy cane cookie!
 
Orange cardamom sugar cookies –Learn the proper slicing and baking technique to make these cookies. With a crisp edge and chewy centre, they are perfect to serve with tea on a cold, winter day.
 
Spritz cookies – Also known as classic Swedish butter cookies, these are a Christmas favourite! Using the piping technique, learn to ‘squeeze’ the flower shape that gives these cookies their name. Finish the cookies by dipping them in chocolate.
 
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 10
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Cost: $80 per person
 
BOOK HERE.

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NEWS: LE DOLCI SIX-WEEK BAKING BOOTCAMP!

Whip yourself into baking and pastry shape with Le Dolci’s new six-week BAKING BOOTCAMP taught by Chef Stephanie. This baking and pastry program will teach you all the fundamentals you need to know to impress your friends, family and yourself at your next dinner party.

Over six weeks, the lovely and passionate Chef Stephanie will teach you the secrets of:

  • Week one: Traditional American sugar cookies
  • Week two: Classic French tarts and galettes
  • Week three: The perfect chocolate soufflé
  • Week four: Melt-in-your-mouth eclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs
  • Week five: Crème caramel and marshmallows
  • Week six: Bread rolls and braids

Classes:

  • Begin January 15, 2013 for six weeks
  • Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm

BOOK NOW

Cost:

  • $450 includes six two-hour lessons, all food costs and delicious results to take home with you each week! Sign up now – we are so excited to have you.

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Things We Love: Simply Divas charity event! Sunday, April 29th – join in the fun!

SAVE THE DATE for this fabulous event! On Sunday, April 29th come out to The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) to partake in a simply memorable fundraiser that supports FAME, a community- based organization supporting the families and caregivers of individuals suffering from mental illness.

The afternoon is inspired by “amazing women singers and their amazing timeless classic songs”, a few special guests that will be in attendance are Tina Turner, Adele, Gloria Estefan, Ella Fitzgerald and Janice Joplin. The event will also feature talent from the Etobicoke School of the Arts. ESA was recognized by the Fraser Institute in May, 2010 as the top school in the GTA, the ESA is a proud supporter of simply divas since the first event in 2006.

 

Not only will there be plenty of fabulous live talent, there will also be a simply amazing silent auction. The auction will feature goodies ranging from fashion related, to sports and even to food and wine, sounds rather irresistible! To give you a better idea of what you may find on the auction block, here are a few donors, just to name a few; Davids Tea, Downward Dog Yoga Centres, Victoria’s Secret, Sporting Life, Indigo Books & Music, Canada’s Wonderland & us!

Now we can’t forget the amazing food! Throughout the afternoon you will be able to indulge in various types of cuisine provided by several of our favorite chefs and restaurants from around the city. A few familiar restaurants and chefs that will be joining Simply Divas are The Big Ragu, Frida, Aphrodite Cooks, Fidel Gastro’s and Cake Star. 

Come out for an amazing Sunday afternoon and help support a great cause, you are sure to be entertained!

For more information on Simply Divas or to buy tickets please visit their website. We hope to see you all there!