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New Shop Neighbours: Fort York Food Bank

The Fort York Food Bank has been assisting families in need for more than a decade now. FYFB helps a diverse group of people made of different family sizes and ethno-cultural communities with their various services. Whether recently unemployed or underemployed, FYFB provides the assistance required to connect with the community.

One of FYFB’s core programs is the Food Program where a three-day supply of groceries is provided to low-income individuals and families living in their community. A member of the Daily Bread Food Bank, FYFB is assigned the service area that covers the Westside of downtown Toronto, from Yonge to Dovercourt, Lake Ontario to Bloor. Because many low-income individuals and families cannot get adequate nourishment, by working with registered dieticians, FYFB’s Food Program provides grocery baskets that adhere by the Canada Food Guide.

Another great program FYFB offers is its Counselling & Advocacy program. This specific program focuses on preventing homelessness and reducing hunger by assisting their clients to resolve issues affecting them. FYFB’s volunteers help connect clients with a range of programs, such as Social services, Income security programs, Legal services and Housing.

As part of the community, Le Dolci supports FYFB and hopes that families and individuals will receive the help they need. To volunteer, donate, say hello and see how you can help, check out their website: http://www.fyfb.com/

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Things we love: Rosewood Winery & Our New Mead Wine & Honey Tasting Class

 
Le Dolci has partnered up with Rosewood Estates Winery in Niagara, a  family-owned business that is very passionate about what they do. Rosewood was nominated in Inter-Vin Wine Competition as one of the Top 10 Wineries and has won over 65 awards in different wine competitions.

Besides their famous estate wines such as the 2009 Süssreserve Riesling and 2010 Sémillon, Rosewood also makes meads, honey, and candles.

Oh, and something to look forward to is our NEW Honey & Mead (honey wine) tasting classes! What is mead you ask? Made from the fermentation of honey and water, mead (or honey wine) was the earliest form of drinkable alcohol

The first class will be held on July 12th. Kyrstina Roman, will be leading the Honey & Mead tasting classes here at Le Dolci. There will be several of their wines for tasting and Kyrstina will describe the characteristics of each one. She will also be bringing in different types of honey, such as buckwheat and wildflower honey, and will explain the differences between the various kinds.

Additionally, there will be small treats for the wine pairing, such as cheese or wine-infused cupcakes. We’re very excited and hopefully you are too!

Sign up here

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The Hotel du Jeu de Paume: Partner hotel for our Foodie Trip to Paris!

Et voila! More information regarding our July  Foodie Trip to Paris! Our partner hotel is The Hotel du Jeu de Paume situated in the romantic Latin Quarter.

Guests who join us on our trip can stay in any accommodation they wish. The city has hundreds of options; from the Hotel Intercontinental to quaint B&Bs or even renting an apartment for the week living like a local, for those wishing to take the guess work out of finding accommodation we have organised a partnership with a local hotel as an option for some of our guests who want to take the guess work out of finding and booking a place to stay.

More about our partner hotel:

  • The Hotel du Jeu de Paume is a charming four star hotel on the Île St Louis within walking distance to some of the most famous areas of Paris like le Marais and le Quartier Latin and just a quick stroll along the Seine from our home base of La Cuisine Paris.
  • As its name suggests, the hotel is housed in a renovated former Royal tennis court, built under Louis XIII, at the beginning of the 17th century.  Offering 27 rooms 27 rooms and 3 suites, all of which are elegantly decorated and equipped with a full bathroom, minibar, flat screen LED TV, phones, and free WiFi access, the Jeu de Paume is a comfortable base for your week exploring Paris.

We have secured a block of rooms at a special rate which will be held for us until May 15th.

  • 4 single rooms at €153/night
  • 4 double “standard” rooms at €234/ night
  • 2 double “superior” rooms at €261/ night

Find out more about this lovely hotel on their website (http://jeudepaumehotel.com/ile-saint-louis/)

The Atmosphere in the Latin Quarter!

The hotel terrace

Interior shots of the hotel.

Hotel restaurant!