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Things We Love: Running for the Cure

The CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led national event in Canada. This is in support of breast cancer research, education and awareness.

Le Dolci is dedicated to supporting cancer research and will be supporting the silent auction to raise funds for the CIBC Run for the Cure.

This year, CIBC Run for the Cure will be happening on Sunday, September 30th. Get involved; we will be lacing up and running for the cure!

Photo credit: http://www.runforthecure.com

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NEWS: Goumet Soup Drop-in Evenings with A Food Gypsy -Lisa Kates

We have more exciting news to announce! Beginning in September, Lisa Kates, Toronto’s soup expert, will be hosting our first gourmet soup drop-in here at Le Dolci. After work, come in for a bowl of comforting and delicious soup made by Lisa K.

Lisa also known as @AFoodGypsy on Twitter, started her own catering company and a not-for-profit called “Food Matters”. She focuses on using local ingredients whenever possible in her recipes. Her soups are AMAZING! Fresh ingredients = tasty flavours! We luv.

Drop by Le Dolci, have a chat with the Lisas and let us fill you up with some homemade gourmet soup! Bring the family, kids and your work mates for an easy and delicious meal.

First drop in date: Wednesday, September 12 from 6-8pm

Price:$12.00

Includes: Soup, a freshly baked bread roll (made by us!) and a sweet treat – cupcake, butter tart or a surprise (also made by us!)

Doesn’t that photo of a bowl of chocolate soup look very enticing? You will get to enjoy something as spectacular at this Gourmet soup Drop-in!

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Things we love: London 2012 Olympics


The Le Dolci team is extremely excited about the London 2012 Olympics! What about you? The competitions will begin this Friday, July 27th and will go on until August 12. Some of the games we’re looking forward to are Football, Swimming and Triathlon!

We have created several London 2012 Olympics themed cupcakes to celebrate! If you would like to order some of these custom cupcakes for your office, family, or friends, give us a ring at 416-262-3400.

For more information on the games as well as the full schedule, visit http://www.london2012.com!

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Things We Love: now serving Tealish tea at our little shop

We’re excited to announce that we carry tea from tealish! If you’re a fan of tealish or loose-leaf tea in general, you can now enjoy a warm cup of delicious tea from our shop.

The selection of flavours available:

– the sweet and creamy “Sweetie Pie” – a rooibos infusion of almond and coconut, reminiscent of amaretto.

– the aromatic “Toasty Almond” – a herbal blend of almond, apple, cinnamon, and beetroot pieces.

– the nutritious “Peppermint” – refreshing with vitamins and nutrients to provide positive effects to the body.

– Earl Grey Cream tea – a modern and creamy twist on an English classic.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, we have the tea to satisfy your craving! Enjoy it with one of our delectable cupcakes, and you’re in for a well-deserved treat.

Tealish is located in the Queen West neighbourhood, and offers over 130 of the world’s finest loose leaf teas. With tea from Japan, India, Sri Lanka, and China, their wide selection includes green tea, oolong tea, herbal tea, and also rooibos tea. Brewing accessories as well as teapots and mugs can also be purchased at their store!

Come by for a cuppa, we may even have tea-infused cupcakes waiting for you! 1006 Dundas Street West. Between Bathurst and Ossington, right across from the beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Photo credit: tealish

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Things We Love: Montrose Child Care Centre

The Montrose Child Care Centre is located in Little Italy, and supports over 90 families in the Toronto area. Aside from a daycare, it is also a place for children to be nurtured and to grow in a safe, ideal environment.

The teachers and staff at Montrose Child Care Centre have been working hard at developing programs tailored specially for children at certain age groups , providing the care and attention necessary to help them learn. They also have their own chef who prepares nutritious, mainly vegetarian and fresh food every day.

As a member of the community, Le Dolci is proud to assist in their fundraiser by donating one of our decorating classes. We hope to be part of the Montrose Child Care Centre expansion in helping children have a better learning environment, as well as providing training and education to the staff at the centre. They are hoping to provide field trips to local museums and events too, so that the children can have the opportunity to experience different adventures outside the child care centre.

We are happy to assist Montrose Child Care Centre in achieving these goals, by donating one of our classes to their silent auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012. To find out more details on how you can help, visit Montrose Child Care Centre’s website!

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Things we love: Cheeseburger Cupcakes

At Le Dolci, we love creativity and especially when it has to do with sweet treats! We came across this little article on Cheeseburger Cupcakes from the Trend Hunter website, and knew we had to share this cute idea. They’re fun to eat for all ages and will definitely have everyone going “Oohhh” and “Aahhh”.

KatDW included step-by-step photos on her Flickr account about the process, which is extremely helpful. Kate actually came up with the idea of sharing this guide after being surprised by her boyfriend with these unique cheeseburger cupcakes.

Whether it’s for a party or a gathering, your family and friends will be impressed by your baking skills. They’re fun to make, sweet to taste, and amazing to look at!


Photo credits: KateDW’s Flickr

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Project Engagement presents: #FORK U – Wed. November 30th

Project Engagement presents: FORK U, taking place on Wednesday, November 30th at Muzik nightclub.  Project Engagement is a registered not-for-profit organization that helps families in Toronto/GTA who are in need.

Project Engagement collects and packs hampers filled with food and essential house hold items to donate to these families.  Families are selected in partnership with community assessment teams which include Toronto Police and Fire Services, and local religious institutions.
In 2006, they provided 40 families with a hamper filled with everything they would need to make a holiday meal as well as groceries for a few extra weeks.  The need has grown so much that last year they provided hampers to over 250 families. This year their goal is to help 300 families.
This year’s event, Fork U, is a food and wine tasting where you will be able to sample the wares from a selection of Toronto’s finest chefs and restaurants including:
  • Chef Victor Barry of Splendido;
  • Chef Matthew DeMille of Enoteca Sociale;
  • Chef Steve Gonzalez, Top Chef Canada contestant;
  • Chef Carl Heinrich of Marben;
  • Chef Nick auf der Mauer of Porchetta & Co.; and
  • Barque Smokehouse.
  • and our Le Dolci Cupcakes!
Tickets are $150 each and include access to all the food, wine and dessert tasting stations, bar and silent auction.
To buy tickets please visit http://projectengagement.org/forku.php
You can also make a donation at www.projectengagement.org ;
Pass this message on to your family, friends, and co workers and join us for a fun evening!