Hospitality in the Time of Covid

The global pandemic has presented challenges to so many aspects of our daily lives.  However, one of the most difficult aspects of the pandemic and the associated public health measures for us all to work through has surely been the inability to get together with other people.  We are social beings and our need to connect with others is a very basic and core driver in all of us.  While the temporary measures we face are necessary and important, doing our best to connect and let those around us know they are important to us is also important.  As we look back at some very challenging times what shines through is the indomitable spirit of our clients and their guests.  Those who pursued opportunities to connect, share a moment, and nourish their bodies and their soul.

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Canadian Inspired Cocktails with Reid’s Distillery Gin!

Inspired by the growing “gindustry” overseas, the Reid family opened Reid’s Distillery in Toronto as a way to bring handcrafted, world-class gin to the city. We decided to beat the summer heat with three Canadian-inspired cocktails using Reid’s signature gin, along with local ingredients such as blueberries, elderberries, and cattail hearts from Forbes Wild Foods Inc.

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Easy Home Recipes: Our Chefs’ Personal Favourites

Being cooped up at home for a long period of time isn’t the most ideal situation for anyone.
With all this free time on your hands, you may be looking to try something new in the kitchen.

Luckily Daniel et Daniel’s Executive Chef, Karen O’Conner, and Head Pastry Chef, Bonnie Kravitz,
have shared a few of their own favourite recipes for you to try at home.
These recipes are simple and cost-effective, and will surely wow your family at the dinner table!

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A City with A Story – Toronto’s Historical Wedding Venues

The Ontario Heritage Act works to protect buildings with historical significance. As a result, Toronto has managed to preserve its stunning architectural history going as far back as 1794. Many of these heritage buildings now serve as beautiful wedding venues that might be perfect for your special day.

Each heritage venue has its own charm. Rich history and stories are rooted within their walls, each boasting unique architectural designs – some with red brick and stone foundations, others with weathered wood or exposed steel beams. When it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue, Toronto has plenty of hidden gems across the city that will help bring your dream wedding come to life.

To help get your venue search started, here is a list of five historic wedding venues that Toronto has to offer.

The featured photo by Scarlet O’Neill.

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New Roots Dinner Series – School Garden to Catered Dinner

On October 2nd, 2018, we catered the first New Roots Dinner Series in six unique locations in Toronto, Daniel et Daniel served a total of 130 guests and utilized ingredients grown around Cabbagetown. 

The purpose of this pop-up dinner series was to secure funding for Green Thumbs Growing Kids, a local charity that promotes environmental and nutritional education based around school gardens. Their mission is to reconnect society with real whole natural food by teaching children how to grow fruits and vegetables locally.

After the success of last years dinners, the New Roots Dinner Series will be returning to Cabbagetown. Working closely with Green Thumbs to keep tabs on what’s growing, Executive Chef Karen O’Connor alongside Executive Pastry Chef Bonnie Kravitz, will develop a catering menu that not only utilizes fresh produce from the school gardens but also features their flavours making them the star of each dish.

Dine with us on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at one of four unique venues located in Cabbagetown: Riverdale Farms, Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Allan Gardens Children’s Conservatory. Complete with a cocktail reception and a gourmet four-course meal, it’s going to be a dinner experience you wouldn’t want to miss!

Seating for each venue is limited. Book your tickets here or learn more at: www.newrootsdinner.ca.

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