Farmers’ Market Cooking Class at Le Dolci

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8 0

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I love food.  I love how it tastes, I love how it smells, I love how it makes me feel.  I love thinking about food, I love planning our next meal, I love trying new foods and I love finding delicious new restaurants.  Being around food, learning about it, touching it, eating it . . . it all puts me in my happy place.  So when I had the chance to attend a Farmers’ Market Cooking Class at Le Dolci (the fabulous bakery and foodie studio where I learned to make French Macarons a few weeks ago), I could barely contain my excitement.

 

Le Dolci offers a fun selection of cooking and baking workshops.  Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of participating in the Trinity Bellwoods Market Class with (the very charming and very French) Chef Christophe Measson, a Pastry and Baking Professor at George Brown College.  The class began with a field trip across the street to the Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market, where under the guidance of my new favourite Chef, we learned about and selected local, fresh ingredients.  We then headed back to Le Dolci’s culinary classroom, where we all participated in preparing (and eating) a delicious 3 course meal.  The evening was full of fantastic food, delicious wine, new friends and amazing company.

 

Lisa Sanguedolce, the owner of Le Dolci, (whom I’ve now met twice and absolutely adore), recently started a new travel company, Foodie-Trips.com.  Foodie Trips aims to educate, amaze and entertain those looking to broaden their gastronomic knowledge by offering unique culinary adventures around the globe.  Exciting adventures planned for the upcoming year include foraging mushrooms in the Italian Dolomite Mountains with a Michelin starred chef, learning to make croissants in Paris from classically-trained French chefs, and a food styling course on a beach in PEI.  All of these experiences sound right up my alley.  Future destinations for Foodie Trips will include New York, Singapore, England and Ontario.

 

Here are a few photos from the Trinity Bellwoods Market Class.  If you are in the Toronto area, I highly recommend this class (or any of the workshops) from Le Dolci.  The team at Le Dolci is just fabulous, super organized, and has a real passion for food.  I hope to one day soon join them on one of their amazing Foodie Trips as well.  It definitely won’t be hard convincing Justin to join me.  I hope you enjoy these photos!

 

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The menu for the night included:

–  Organic Bread paired with two Sheep Cheeses

–  Blinis topped with Smoked Trout, Sheep Cheese, Mushrooms and Chives

–  Arugula and Baby Kale Salad, with fresh Radishes and a home-made Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

–  Breaded Organic Pork Chops, marinated with Honey, Olive Oil, Sage, Garlic, Seasoning and Lemon Zest, served with a gorgeous Green Goddess Sauce, Fiddleheads with Sauteed Rapini and fresh Ontario Asparagus

–  Almond Streusel with Poached Rhubarb, Rosewater and Italian Meringue

 

Yum, yum, and yum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments
  • Kathleen
    June 10, 2014

    Mmm this looks so good!
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  • Kristiana
    June 10, 2014

    The almond streusel with rhubarb looks delish! I’m going to have to try to re-create that. Wish we had a shop with similar events here in Montreal.
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  • sandy a la mode
    June 10, 2014

    all that food is making me soo hungry now!!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  • Adrienne
    June 10, 2014

    Amaaazing!!
    Everything looks so good!
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  • thehautecookie
    June 10, 2014

    everything looks DIVINE . love that last photo of you! xO!
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  • Jackie
    June 10, 2014

    AHHH I couldn’t be more jealous!! This sounds like it was an event that was right up my alley.

    As much as I love fashion, food is just a whole other level of amazingness to me. I think about food all of the time, and it’s where my priorities lie. I will literally come home after a long day of work, and put off something “important,” but spend a ton of time putting together a crazy fancy lunch for the next day….because I love to.

    xo Jackie
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    • Jenny
      June 11, 2014

      We are the exact same, Jackie! Food plays a huge role in my life. I think about it all of the time, and I’m always thinking about what I want to eat next. I get frustrated when I eat bad food, because I feel like a meal was wasted. Justin and I will wake up on the weekends, and plan our entire day of meals while laying in bed. We get excited about it. 🙂

  • Chelsea
    June 11, 2014

    This looks like so much fun!