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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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For the Love of Wine & Cupcakes – 15% off special


Located in the heart of the Beamsville Bench, Rosewood is Niagara’s first winery and meadery. Producing award winning grape and honey wines, Rosewood is proud to be one of Canada Top 25 Wineries since its inception. With bee hives scattered all over the Niagara Escarpment, Rosewood is a proud honey producer and strives to produce natural wildflower honey from Niagara’s bounty.

We’re very happy to have Krys from Rosewood to share her knowledge on honey and mead with everyone. There will be various types of honey products to taste and learn about the similarities and differences between each one. Additionally, there will be several types of mead to sample! What about a mead cocktail? Krys will also be showing us which ingredients are best to make a refreshing and tasty mead cocktail. An informative honey sampling, bee education, followed by an exclusive tasting of mead & cheese pairings; join us in this exciting new class!

Aside from Bees, Mead & Cheese, Kyrs will be hosting another great class called “For the love of Wine & Cupcakes”. Wine, a great accompany to any meal, is also fantastic with dessert. Love wine but want to explore it in a new way? Join Krys as she educates about the newest innovations happening in Niagara, and takes us through a one of a kind wine & dessert tasting session.

Looking for something interesting and educational to do with a loved one, need a gift idea? Consider these honey & wine classes! Receive a 15% discount for these fabulous classes. Register here!

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Things We Love: Chocolate and Charity

This is an event NOT to be missed!
It’s a Chocolate Affair!

The Nzirambi Fund invites you to join us Thursday, June 21st from 7p.m. – 10p.m., for a night of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

Think of it like chocolate heaven.

Our chocolate sponsors will spoil you rotten. We’ll have everything from a chocolate fountain, ice cream, cupcakes and gourmet goodies for you to sample. And, of course, we will be serving chocolate martinis! All in the name of a good cause!

Tickets to this choco-extraordinare evening are $50, with all proceeds going to help the boys and girls of the Nzirambi Orphanage in Uganda go to school. (http://on.fb.me/nzirambi)

Get ready to indulge!

Need more info? contact karensnider@ hotmail.com

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Things we love: Green & Black’s Chocolate Recipes


The Le Dolci team is a huge fan of Green & Black’s chocolate, and the recipes compiled in their book are wonderful. From mousse cakes, to muffins, to truffles, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for. Aside from recipes loved by those with a sweet tooth, there are also ideas to go with savoury and spicy dishes. An interesting recipe we found is the chocolate soup – so decadent and rich, and with a splash of Grand Marnier, this soup will surely warm your heart and satisfy your sweet chocolate craving!

Recipes are collected from a wide selection of sources, including Laduree’s chocolate macarons and Nigel Slater’s white cardamom chocolate mousse. At the top of each recipe, there is a little blurb that explains the origin of the recipe and tips to make the most out of them. In addition to recipes, this book provides useful information on the cocoa bean and cocoa growers.

Le Dolci will be experimenting with some of these recipes, so keep your eyes peeled for some delectable chocolate creations at our shop in the future!

WE LUV!