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Easter is coming

What is your favourite memory of Easter, mine was getting dressed up in a new dress grandma would buy us, then going to church and coming home to open up Easter eggs, the Italian ones had little prizes in the bottom. We would then go to a family member’s for a BIG italian lunch! Lamb was on the menu and it was (and still is) a big family affair.

Aunties and Uncles would give us chocolates and toys and grandma always had a little envelope of Easter money in tow. It was and still is a very special time of year for our family. This Easter we will be celebrating with our family in Italy and also checking in our Italian friends who are hosting our culinary adventure this October.

In the shop we will have some chocolate fun, Easter cookies, macarons and easter cupcakes for you to give to your little and loved ones. Pop in and say hi and show us your pretty Easter Sunday outfit. We’re at 1006 Dundas Street West, downtown Toronto right across from Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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xoLisa

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Things we love: Pâtisseries à Paris


While looking through cook books and baking supplies at Good Egg in Kensington Market, we came across a very cute book entitled Pâtisseries à Paris, published by Paumes. Yes, this book is in Japanese, but we couldn’t resist purchasing it because it’s just too adorable!



This book features many famous pâtisseries in Paris, including Pierre Hermé, Ladurée, Angelina, Sadaharu Aoki, Carette, etc. With so many beautiful photos of cakes, macarons, tartlettes, éclairs, and chocolates, it was impossible to put the book back down at the store. Although the writing is in Japanese for the most part, the addresses are not – so that’s still helpful for our upcoming visit to Paris this July! 🙂



Le Dolci will be going to Paris this July, and there is still one more spot left for this fun foodie trip! Along with us, there will be many interesting activities to participate in, such as learning how to bake French pastries and going on tours. You’ll get the chance to make your own bread, croissants, and éclairs! Additionally, there will be optional tasting dinners and cruises to take part in. On this trip, there will also be free afternoons and evenings for you to explore Paris, and visit many of the lovely pâtisseries listed in this book! To find out more about the Paris trip, visit http://www.ledolci.com/paris-2012!

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Sneak Peek! PARIS Foodie Trip July 2012!

A culinary adventure in Paris!

If you like to get your hands dirty experimenting in the kitchen, love exploring specialist food shops and taking in historic walking tours, then this is the tour for you. Paris is one of the world’s fabled destinations for gourmands! This tour includes a week of hands-on culinary classes, working side by side with classically trained French chefs you will learn to make some of the most desirable French treats like macarons, croissants, and baguettes. After you have mastered the art of French baking you will participate in themed walks and activities, taking in some of the city’s most atmospheric districts and markets and dine at some of the city’s best kept gastronomic secrets.

Group size is limited to 10 people for an intimate experience. There is also plenty of free time scheduled for visits to world-class museums, galleries and to savour some of the wonderful shopping, restaurants and brasseries that the city has to offer.

For gourmet food, there can be no other country in the world quite like France, and Paris, of course, is the capital of it all. There is so much to see and do, you will leave Paris with sore feet, but having had a taste, you will want to come back for more. It is everything you imagine it to be, romantic, inspiring, vibrant even outrageous, but best of all Paris is simply unique.

If you interested in hearing more about our fabulous upcoming trip to Paris please send us an email at orders@ledolci.com to receive further details. 
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LE DOLCI’s FIRST FOODIE TRIP TO PARIS – JULY 23-28, 2012

We at Le Dolci love to travel and love to share, that is why we’d love to show you some of our favourite foodie spots. On all of our world travels we have met the most wonderful food producers, suppliers, farmers and food lovers and we want to introduce you to this inspirational bunch.

This year our foodie trips will take us further afield where you’ll have to bring your passport. Paris, London & Sicily is where we used to live, love and eat so we will use Europe as a starting point, well… starting with the City of Lights, Paris in 2012!

Our trips are designed to educate, amaze and entertain you and we’re excited to show you some of our favourite places.

Our first foodie trip will be in Paris from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 28th. Five days filled with daily hands on workshops and culinary adventures. We are partnering with La Cuisine Paris, the most wonderful little school in Paris, located in the heart of the city! At La Cuisine they will teach us how to make:

  • Parisian macarons
  • Baguettes
  • Choux Pastry
  • Pain au Chocolat
  • Le Croissant
  • and more….

As part of this foodie exploration, you will spend mornings in the kitchen with the most talented Parisian pastry chefs and in the afternoons you will explore Paris’s foodie haunts, gems and places that only the locals know about. Keep checking this page as more details to follow shortly!

Drop us a line at orders@ledolci.com to reserve a spot as space is limited! You can also sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our sojourn to this enchanted and magical city!

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Things We Love – Globe Trotting for Cupcakes! London, England, first stop.

Our business started in the most amazing city in Europe – London (!) and we wanted to let you know about some of our favourite cupcakeries in our old home town, in case Santa got you a Christmas pressie to go over the pond for a visit.  We love Lola’s Cupcakes and the Hummingbird Bakery and if you decide to visit London you must find these sweet shops or they may find you! Some of them are located smack dab in the middle of our favourite clothing shops like Selfridges and Top Shop, Oxford Circus.

Our weakness at Hummingbird has to be the Black Bottom cupcakes, they are fudgy chocolate cake bottoms with cream cheese frosting and a rich cheesecake centre; it doesn’t get any more decadent than that, non?  Bookmark these terrific places and make a visit during your next trip to Londontown.