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.

Guillaume ClairetCanadian Inspired Cocktails with Reid’s Distillery Gin!
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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!

Kseniia VoroninaEasy Home Recipes: Our Chefs’ Personal Favourites
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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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Toronto Catering for Small Parties

If you’ve hosted a small event in the past, you know how much time and energy is required make it successful, before, during and after the event.

At one point, you may have considered preparing the food yourself, but you are either short on time, require special kitchen equipment, or simply because you want to relax and interact with your guests rather than be pre-occupied in the kitchen.

From festive holiday dinners to a lavish engagement party with your closest friends and family, hiring a top caterer for your small event will save you plenty of time and energy. From creating a menu to making sure your guests are happy and comfortable, it will allow you to enjoy your own event as though you were a guest, providing you with an overall stress-free experience.

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