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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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PARIS LOVE: DAY 1 in Paris & THE frothiest cappuccino

Hello sweet friends,
In just six short hours our journey from Toronto ended in the magical city of Paris. We landed in the city of Lights this morning to a grey and chillier day than we are used to in the City of Toronto (is it still scorching??). We were greeted with an easy customs process and then hopped in a taxi to our quaint apartment in the lovely Marais neighbourhood.

We are surrounded by French bistros, cafes, art galleries (the Picasso Museum), Le Seine is a few steps away and we already have had the most delectable croissants, cafe au lait and THE FROTHIEST cappuccino. Bar the jet lag that is making us a bit clumsy and slow we are delighted to be here.
We met with Jane and Olivier from La Cuisine Paris today and are super excited to get our group in there on Monday. They start the week off by making croissant and pain au choclat! We wish we could share it with you via the blog but hopefully our pictures will do it justice, or you will just have to sign up for next year’s trip.

Our friends in Paris have given us secret hideaway bars and hidden restaurants off the beaten path to visit and we are already preparing for the stretchy pant wearing!

Paris today is magical even if it is a bit chilly; we are in the midst of summer festivals and the summer vibe of people milling about lounging in cafes and strolling around with french baguettes in hand. Lots of pictures to follow!

Our shop and studio is open as usual for classes, the fabulous sweet team are there if you need any sweet orders, class queries or more – give them a ring, for now Lisa Dolci is in our Paris office – a quaint cafe of the day in Le Marais 🙂

Greetings from Paris!
Bonne Journee a tous!


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PARIS LOVE: Our Culinary Adventure in Paris begins

Bonjour mes amis!

Our Paris adventure is about to begin, I leave today for Paris to set up all of the fun stuff we have planned for the group and am excited to meet our co-host Mardi who is already there, enjoying the French countryside and spending lots of time at La Cuisine Paris getting her hands dirty in the kitchen (lucky Mardi!)

Next Monday our adventure begins! A group of 10 lucky ladies from Canada, the US and Australia will join us in the magical City of Lights for a week of hands on, culinary fun! We’re very excited to host our first trip and I am so thankful that our first host city is Paris.

I think the food and wine culture there is top notch and the pastry that the chefs in the country are outputting is unsurpassed. Paris is a food lover’s heaven, we plan to roam the streets to eat the most delicious croissants, baguettes, falafel (in Le Marais) duck, cassoulet and more! Check back here at our blog and click on the posts PARIS LOVE to see a daily update of what we have created in the kitchen at La Cuisine Paris. Jane and her lovely team are already preparing for our arrival.

Au revior – I will be updating you all from Paris!

Bonne Journee!

xxLisa (or it will be Lise for the week)