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Toronto Travel Show 2015

Have you ever dreamt of walking the streets of Paris with a warm cafe au lait and a pain au chocolat in hand? Or perhaps, you’ve been dying to go to Laduree and see their sweet macarons (and try a few, of course). Maybe your heart has a soft spot for Italy and all the delicious food it has to offer.Did you know we host culinary trips around the world–including Paris and Italy?! Did you know we are going on trips to both these places this year?!
Come visit us at the Toronto Travel Show and take this opportunity to learn more about our trips.  We will be occupying a booth to promote our culinary adventures to Paris and Italy and we cannot wait to meet with you!
Check out the details of our trips here.
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A culinary adventure with Chatelaine Magazine to PEI

Lobster fishing, food styling, chef’s dinners and culinary classes happening this August in PEI with @chatelainemag and us! Our sister company Foodie-Trips.com is hosting the trip with a Chatelaine editor. We will stay in a historic hotel, drink local cocktails and get our hands dirty in one of Canada’s most famous kitchens. We will also visit the beach and eat lots of seafood.

Who’s joining us this Aug 20-24?

Book the last few spaces for the culinary adventure of a lifetime. Chatelaine.com/gourmetgetaways for full details!

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NEWS: Foodie Adventure to San Francisco & Napa Valley – May 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Mark your Calendars!
Our next Sweet Foodie Adventure will be to San Francisco and the Napa Valley from May 19-24th, 2013.

We will visit some of the Bay Area’s best food artisans including Miette where we’ll sample a slice of their Raspberry Tomboy cake (see pic), then head for 3 days and two nights to Napa to taste wines, olive oils, have hands on fun and dine at Thomas Keller’s world famous restaurants.

To pre-register your interest pls email orders@ledolci.com

Or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear additional details.
Visit our sister site: www.foodie-trips.com  – this is our new sister site where all of our foodie travels and news will be posted.
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Foodie News: Loblaws removes artificial colours and flavours from President’s Choice

We came across an article on The Globe and Mail mentioning Loblaws’ decision to remove artificial colours and flavours from their President’s Choice line of products. We were very pleased indeed!

The public has become more concerned about the use of artificial colours and flavours, and Loblaws believes addressing this concern is the right thing to do. Consumers are now more educated about the health-related issues due to recent studies that link hyperactivity, cancer, etc. to the consumption of artificial colours/flavours.

According to the article, “by the end of this year, all artificial colours in the PC line (which includes Blue Menu, Organics and Green branded products) will be removed; by the end of 2013, all artificial flavours will be removed.”

All this is good news for Canadians and the general public as it’s a sign that we’re moving toward the right direction. At Le Dolci, we also support the use of natural ingredients where no artificial flavours or colours are added to our baked goods (our icing is the only thing we use a teeny bit of color for but we’re working on that too!).

With these initiatives in place, people can make healthier food choices & realize the benefits of real food!

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Things We Love: Chic Weddings in Italy


We simply love Chic Weddings, as the Italian owner Clara is a great friend of ours from London! She has a knack for making everything picture perfect for that special day. Her company, Chic Weddings will take care of every single detail, from securing a glamorous venue, to booking the best make-up artist, to picking out the most stylish décor. It is guaranteed that your wedding will reflect your own personality and style.

Clara is super cool (we are very excited when Clara’s Christmas gift lands in our lap -last year it was cashmere fingerless gloves and a beautiful Chanel nail polish -so perfect). Clara know trends, travels the world, has a cool husband and is always on top of fashion and style trends. She can make the impossible become possible. If you want to impress your guests her wedding planning includes fun things like carriages, boats, and helicopters and she knows how to keep youngsters occupied with magic shows, dancers and comedy acts, all with the beautiful country of Italy as your backdrop.

Check out her website and  blog to see some pictures that are going to make you sigh….ah we lurrve them. And if you want her to assist you with your wedding in Italy -tell her we sent you!  http://www.chicweddingsinitaly.com

Clara is also our Italian expert/ advisor for our next foodie trip to Italy so expect some fantastic details to follow.

 

 

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Women’s Culinary Network


The Women’s Culinary Network is an organization based in Toronto, with more than 300 food professionals and members across Canada. Food stylists, chefs,  nutritionists, as well as other food professionals contribute to this growing and wonderful community. We are happy to be part of WCN where Le Dolci will have the opportunity to connect and share news with other food enthusiasts!

By joining WCN,  we’ve received all the details on upcoming events and new projects happening in the food community! Information on meetings, contests, educational courses, foodie trips, and shows are delivered monthly via the WCN e-newsletter.

We’ll  keep you posted on the events we’ve attended through our blog and of course, photos. Look forward to reading about all the fun things happening in the Toronto culinary world!

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Flavors of Paris – Off the Eaten Path

For all you lovers of everything Parisian, we have a sweet new addition to our summer Foodie Trip to Paris!

We are teaming up with one of our favorite Canadian tour companies, Flavours of Paris to offer you a “Sweet Tour” around some of the most delectable and sugary sites around the city.

Touring around the St. Germain area you will become enticed by the assortment of decadent pastries, rich chocolates and the well known Alsatian strudel that is perfect for sampling. For those of you not familiar with this delicacy it is simply a strudel made with apples, pears or other fruit from the Alsace region of France, it is mouthwatering!

We cannot forget the classic french Crepe! You will also be guided to a remarkable creperie, where you will sink your teeth into their specialty crepe that is served with salted caramel sauce and a refreshing glass of homemade cider! Are you getting hungry yet?

For more information about this summer’s mouthwatering Foodie Trip to Paris, check out our Foodie Trips page or shoot us an email at orders@ledolci.com