Catering Winterlicious – Eating with a True Canadian Rebel

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Winterlicious at Mackenzie House

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

Catering Table Setting

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

Beef Short Rib

Dessert at the Mackenzie house

Oven Roasted Chicken Platter

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.

Map of Toronto, Antique

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
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Top 10 Questions to ask your Toronto Wedding Caterer

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Your wedding is your big special day. You want to make sure everything goes according to plan and your expectations are met. That’s why it’s important to ask your Toronto Wedding Caterer as many questions as possible. The questions below are some of the most important (but often forgotten) questions that could have a big impact on your wedding.

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Toronto celebrates ASAE with Tourism Toronto and Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events

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Last month, Daniel et Daniel had the pleasure of catering the ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) Closing Party here in Toronto at the Steam Whistle Brewery and Round House Park.

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.

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Canada’s Catering Influence – What our 150th Birthday is doing to Toronto’s Catering scene

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With Canada’s birthday around the corner, Toronto’s catering scene has seen a surge in Canadian inspired menus.  From creative dishes featuring Canadian ingredients to new spins on staple foods, we found that patriotic dishes are trending this summer.

Our Home and Native Land has inspired us to share five of our favourite truly Canadian inspired hors d’oeuvres that have made waves on this summer’s hottest event and wedding menus.

 

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Our Sous-Chef’s Toronto Wedding at Steam Whistle Brewing

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We cater weddings all around Toronto and each one is unique and special for its own reasons. What made this particular Toronto wedding special for us was that it was for our very own sous-chef Hillary Brown and her husband Carmel Joseph Cuschieri.

Steam Whistle weddings are gorgeous. The indoor and outdoor spaces work perfectly for both rustic and chic weddings.  The Beer Hall alone can entertain anywhere between 250 to 500 guest depending on if you do a sit down or reception. You don’t need a large group to get married there, Steam Whistle Brewing is happy to entertain groups as small as 30.  Hillary and Carmel Joseph’s wedding was for 120 invitees.

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