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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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Cupcake Bouquet

In this class you will learn to make colorful and edible centerpieces with cupcakes. You will learn piping techniques to create floral patterns with buttercream icing and to how to build a cupcake bouquet. Each guest will take home a cupcake bouquet they have decorated and assembled.

 

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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!