Rewind back to the eighteen hundreds. You’ve been invited to dine at the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor and leader of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. Now you’ve not actually gone back in time, but you’re attending a very special Winterlicious event in one of Toronto’s most iconic heritage buildings. Like a scene from the movie “Night at the Museum”, you’re seated next to Mr. and Mrs. Mackenzie being played by actors, eating a rustic dinner and listening to live music while in a house that is frozen in 1861.
The Mackenzie House
Located in downtown Toronto, the Mackenzie House has been deemed a historical building for its Georgian-styled architecture and depicture of urban Victorian life in the 1860s. The site features the original three-storey brick row house, along with a one-storey addition added by the City of Toronto in 1967. The site is operated by the City of Toronto and Heritage Services. Our favourite highlights of the home are the Victorian Gas Chandeliers in the dining hall, the cast iron kitchenette located in the basement and of course, William Lyon’s original printing press he used to publish his famous political paper, “Colonial Advocates”.
A Family Style Dinner with the Mackenzies
As far as Winterlicious goes, this Victorian dinner is probably one of the most unique historical experiences you can have, the details of which would please even the most studious history buffs. Beyond the impressive décor maintained by the museum and the ominous glow of the gas chandelier, dinner guests were entertained by actors and servers in period costumes, enjoying a rustic, family-style meal, off of fine china.
We had a blast catering this event and look forward for when it returns to Winterlicious in 2019! Find out more about the Mackenzie House here and find out more about Daniel et Daniel here.
Guillaume ClairetCatering Winterlicious – Eating with a True Canadian Rebel
A garden wedding can be a seriously romantic prospect for all kinds of couples. The idea of celebrating outside is often far more appealing than staying indoors, especially during the warmer seasons.
When planning your garden wedding, make sure you consider style, guest comfort and photo opportunities, whether you’re planning on hosting your big day in your own backyard, in a local park, or on a beach. Try the following tips to pull off your dream garden wedding:
Guillaume ClairetHow to Pull Off Your Dream Garden Wedding
Backyard weddings are a huge trend right now, and we’re living for it. Does it get any more romantic than dancing under the moonlight? While backyard weddings take a lot more work than the traditional wedding, it’s much more of a personal affair and you have so much more control.
As an expert Toronto wedding catering company, Daniel et Daniel has invaluable experience that we provide when planning and catering a wedding. We want you to avoid they key common mistakes made when couples host their wedding in a backyard.
Guillaume ClairetPros and Cons of Having a Backyard Wedding in Toronto
The ASAE holds an annual conference at different locations every year. This year, timed with Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the ASAE selected Toronto to host their event. With over 2,000 planned international attendees, we wanted to give ASAE members a truly Canadian culinary experience.
Guillaume ClairetToronto celebrates ASAE with Tourism Toronto and Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events
June is Pride month in Ontario; when we come together to not only celebrate our differences, but to also to appreciate our rights to be who we want to be and to love whomever we want to love. It was also the month that we got to know Stephen & Tony, and helped make their wedding day as beautiful as they are.
Guillaume ClairetPROUD TO BE MARRIED: CATERING STEPHEN & TONY’S WEDDING