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We’re POPPING UP again this Sunday!

Our friend Natasha from Singhnature presents the second installation of our SNACK SHOP, POP UP!

When: June 22th, 2014

Where: Le Dolci 1006 Dundas St W, Toronto –our home across from the beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park!

Time: 12pm-5pm

Join us as we welcome summer for a one-stop pop-up shop for mouth-watering treats, park hang necessities and sweet summer sounds. There will be face painting, cupcake nail art, cotton candy, pink lemonade and more!

* Le Dolci (us!) will provide Sweet Treats like our famous pink lemonade, cotton candy, cupcakes and more.

* Philip’s Ice Pops will be serving up their freshly squeezed ice pops

* Char Ziie Hand-drawn foodie tee’s

* Nail that Accent will be doing cupcake nail art

And tons of other surprises in store!

Your summer soundtrack brought to you by DJ @reh123 from 2-5 p.m.

Watermelon watercolour design by: Kiran Denis

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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!

 

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REEL EATS: “Chocolat”

REEL EATS: Hear, Smell, Taste, Touch and Watch What You Eat

REAL EATS is held monthly, where chefs and food lovers gather together for a gastronomic film, story-telling, and delicious food! The events take place at some of the top restaurant venues around the GTA. At last night’s sold out event, the film featured was “CHOCOLAT” , directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. The six course Chocolat-inspired menu was created by the talented Chocolatier and pâtissier Chef Bruno Elsier, along with Aphrodite Cooks’ Chef Vanessa Yeung.

The evening’s menu featured an array of sweet and savory dishes. A few of the favorite dishes enjoyed over the course of the evening were the “Our Serious Mayor’s French Shallot and Lentil Cream Soup with Cocoa Butter” as well as the dessert tasting which included “Shades and Heat of Chocolate”, “White Chocolate Mousse with Lime” and “Creme Brulee of Milk Chocolate and Dark”. All dishes were to die for, you could tell that a great deal of time and effort went into the planning of each menu item.

Throughout the evening we had the privilege of listening to three story tellers, each told us a very different story that related back to food. Some were stories about personal adventures, while others were creative poems about “the art of eating” and “food”. One of these fabulous story tellers was our very own Macaron Queen Mardi Michels, who spoke about her fascinating adventures overseas in Paris.

At the end of the night, guests had their tickets drawn for an amazing raffle and were given a delicious chocolate cupcake topped with butter cream icing and a cocoa infused macaron with marshmellow filling courtesy of Le Dolci. Overall, the evening was a great success! The menu, atmosphere, guests and volunteers made it a night to remember.

REEL EATS’ next event will be held on April 21st for MONSOON WEDDING! The menu will consist of an all vegetarian style feast that will be prepared by none other than Arvinda’s Spices Preena Chauhan and vegetarian food authority, Nettie Cronish. This is not a night to miss!

For more information on REEL EATS please visit the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance website or check out their facebook page

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A Cure In The Future presents the 6th Annual Retro Gala!

Come out and join Le Dolci at this great event- we will be serving up our classic vanilla and buttercream cupcakes as well as delicately delicious Parisian macarons!

On Saturday, February 19th support The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at the 6th Annual Retro Gala presented by A Cure In The Future. It’ll be a glamorous evening of dinner, dancing, cocktails and more at the lovely Bellvue Manor; it is sure to be a delightful night!

Tickets are $125.00 and include a fabulous martini bar, interactive appetizer stations, dinner & open bar. The night will also feature a silent auction, live auction & raffle prizes. We can’t forget the evening’s special guest and MC Dina Pugliese, a favourite of Breakfast Television fans.

For more information please check out their website and facebook page. We hope to see you all there!

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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!