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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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Macaron vs. Macaroon

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No, French Macarons & Macaroons aren’t the same thing!

Let’s put an end to the confusion. Macarons (rrrrrroll your ‘r” like tu viens de Paris!) and macaroons, while both delicious, are very different. Both are made from gluten free recipes, but that’s where the similarities end.

The macaron is a delicious and adorable treat made from almond flour, egg whites, granulated and powdered sugar. Normally they are filled with a buttercream, ganache, or various jams. They come in a variety of colours and can be customized to meet all your macaron needs. This treat is currently on trend because it’s gluten free and so darn pretty!

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The macaroon is a much simpler and not-quite-as-cute confection. It’s made from egg whites, sugar, and shredded dried coconut and sometimes dipped in chocolate. Still yummy, but definitely not a French macaron!

There you have it! The difference between the macaron and the macaroon.

Call today to order the best macarons in Toronto (416-262-3400). Or pop into the shop and grab a few! Feeling adventurous? Sign up for one of our macaron making classes and learn to make the famous French sweet yourself.
Mmm, delish.

 

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LE DOLCI’S KIDS CULINARY SUMMER CAMP 2015

July 13 – 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Some of our favourite days of the year here at Le Dolci are our Kids Camps when our studio is bustling with the energy of happy kids getting creative in the kitchen. Let your child learn to be the next chef of the household at our 2015 Summer Camp this July!

Parents can sign their little chefs up for one day or the whole week of culinary fun. This summer’s foodie fun will include:

  • pasta making
  • mini pies
  • doughnuts
  • candy making
  • mini cakes

Crafts, musical activities and healthy snacks and lunches round out the day. Email us at orders@ledolci.com or contact us at 416-262-3400 to reserve your child’s spot. $365/per child for the full week.

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Gift Idea!

Our porcelain cake stands are perfect for the inner baker in you or make a great gift!

Pair a cake stand with a gift certificate for one of our fun foodie classes; it’s the perfect gift idea!

Imagine having your baked-goods on display for all your friends and family to love and enjoy. Perfection.

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A Lesson In Molecular Gastronomy – Desserts

We’ve added a few new classes to our fall repertoire!

Here is a brief description of one of our new favourites: A Lesson In Molecular Gastronomy – Desserts

 

In this two-hour, hands-on workshop discover the mysteries of the new “modernist cuisine” movement. Learn new and delicious ways to manipulate food products, presenting them in new forms on your plate. This includes Caviar Bubbles which topped our latest creation: the world’s most expensive cupcake.

Utilizing cooking techniques such as Spherification, Powderizing, Gelification and Air and foams we will create new and exciting dishes to tantalize the senses.

We will familiarize you with ingredients such as sodium alginate, agar agar and Tapioca Maltodextrin.

All participants will receive a set of recipes used in the workshop; and as always, everything is included  in the cost (ingredients, tools and supplies).

 

We hope you join us on September 25th from 7-9pm for the first class!

Stay sweet,

Team Le Dolci

 

 

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THINGS WE LOVE: Le Dolci classes at Casa Loma

Le Dolci and Casa Loma, Toronto’s own medieval castle, have joined together to host special monthly cupcake and cookie decorating classes. The fun, themed classes are hosted by Le Dolci pastry chefs at Toronto’s most enchanting historic landmark.

Come join us for the first session this Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Enchanted Garden Cupcake Making. Create a magical floral cupcake and a special bumblebee garden cupcake with us this weekend.

Visit Casa Loma for more information. Call 647-725-1822 to register today. Spots are limited!

Ticket price (includes admission to the Castle and tax)
$20.00 Children 13 and under
$23.00 Youth 14 – 17/Seniors
$29.00 Adults

Guests who are attending with a paid participant, who want to observe only, can pay the regular admission fee of $20.55 (adults) or $14.63 (Seniors).

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