Tour de Dufflet: June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

oh canada day, eh?

Available until July 4th, feast your eyes on this sweet red and white Strawberry Vanilla Cakelet®.

Layers of classic white sponge cake, sweet strawberry mousse and puree; iced with white buttercream and a bright strawberry glaze. Decorated with a white chocolate paste maple leaf for Canada Day.   Size: 3.5" x 5.5" $15.00

Holiday hours - July 1st:
Dufflet Downtown - 787 Queen St. W. will be closed
Dufflet Uptown - 2638 Yonge St. will be closed
Dufflet Beach - 1917 Queen St. E. will be open 11a - 6p

Reminder! Any advance or special orders for this weekend (July 1-4) must be made by noon today (Thursday June 30).


Monday, June 27, 2011

eat more cake at the cottage cooler contest!

Keep your sweet stuff sweet longer! 

We have 12 insulated EAT MORE CAKE cooler bags (18” x 9” x 10”, approx value $25) to give away in July. 

To enter, simply fill in the entry form in our Summer Newsletter (or print a copy from our Facebook or Blog) and drop-off at any Dufflet cafe. Winners will be drawn at random on July 19, 2011 from all entries received.

Friday, June 17, 2011

1000 tastes (remember to chew!)

Luminato 1000 Tastes takes place this weekend at 100 John Street (between Adelaide and Wellington West).

Saturday, June 18 (12-9:00 PM)
Sunday, June 19 (12-6:00 PM)

Treat your taste buds to a trip around the world, with gourmet street food prepared by some of the city's leading restaurateurs. Free to attend. All food items $5 each.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Be sure to visit the Dufflet booth where one ticket gets you a Strawberry Rhubarb Euro Tart AND a Classic Brownie with Walnuts!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

blue velvet for father's day!

The weather is nice, so it's easy to forget the little things, like buying Dad something sweet for Father's Day (Sunday, June 19th). Good thing we're here with two obviously WONDERFUL suggestions!

Single-layer 6" Chocolate Fudge Cake - decorated for Father's Day with white chocolate bow tie and tuxedo buttons. 

Blue Velvet 3" Cupcakes - like our Pink Velvet cakes, this has yummy cocoa spice cake on the inside, and blueberry cream cheese icing on top!

Both are available at all 3 Dufflet cafe locations until Father's Day ... be sure to pre-order to avoid disappointment (they sell out fast, and I don't think it's just Dad's on the receiving end, right?)

Monday, June 13, 2011

TorontoTaste: Pairing Cuisine and Compassion

from Second Harvest press release:

Foodies come together in support of a common goal - to fight hunger in Toronto
TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Yesterday evening, food and beverage enthusiasts and professionals from across the city came together to support Second Harvest at their largest annual fundraiser - Toronto Taste

Held both indoors and outdoors at the Royal Ontario Museum, 1,500 guests were welcomed to indulge their senses through sampling an array of gourmet food and beverage prepared by 60 of the city's top chefs and 30 beverage purveyors. The event was hosted by Bob Blumer, creator and host of Food Network Canada's Glutton for Punishment and Surreal Gourmet and was presented by The Daniels Corporation for the 16th consecutive year.

Toronto Taste attracted culinary personalities from across the country, including, Food Network Canada personalities Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking (Everyday Exotic), Michael Smith (Chef at Home, Chef at Large, Chef Abroad) and Mark McEwan (Top Chef Canada, The Heat). Dishes were also prepared by acclaimed chefs such as J.P. Challet (Ici Bistro), Scott Conant (24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Scarpetta), Donna Dooher (Mildred's Temple Kitchen), Dufflet Rosenberg (Dufflet Pastries), Chris McDonald (Cava), Rob Gentile (Buca), David Lee (Nota Bene) and many more talented chefs and beverage purveyors.

In addition to ticket sales, funds were raised through a variety of auctions [silent, fine wine and live] and a raffle draw that yielded the opportunity to win a Fiat 500 Sport, donated by Chrysler Canada. In total, approximately $300,000 was raised, which will enable Second Harvest to provide 600,000 healthy meals for Torontonians in need.

The Toronto Taste online auction runs until June 22nd. Browse and bid on exciting items by visiting

photos from last night

Top: grazing at the Dufflet table, trying to choose between Coconut Dacquoise, Vanilla Verrine and Small Indulgences Chocolate Nutt-E.

Bottom: Dufflet Rosenberg is a master taster, seen sampling the doughnut with a ricotta filling and candied orange from Panagea Restaurant. Delish!

Friday, June 10, 2011

toronto taste, hug a chef

Toronto Taste takes place this Sunday, June 12th at 6:30pm, indoors and outdoors at the Royal Ontario Museum. (Bloor St W and Queen's Park).

The hottest culinary event of the year, Toronto Taste takes you gastronomic tour of 60 of Toronto’s top chefs (including Dufflet Rosenberg) as well as 30 premium beverage purveyors. All these fabulous creative folks come together to celebrate their love of food and support Second Harvest (and to hear you speak with your mouth full).


Be sure to visit the Dufflet Pastries table where we will be serving ... 

Super Vanilla Verrines (white chocolate, mascarpone and vanilla bean) 


Coconut Lemon Dacquoises (coconut meringue and lemon buttercream)

Yes, I said coconut.

For ticket information, please visit

For more info on the good work done by Second Harvest, visit
and follow @2ndHarvestTO on Twitter!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

more eat more chocolate ...

What could be better than chocolate? Trick question! The answer is MORE CHOCOLATE!

Dufflet Small Indulgences and David's Fine Belgian Chocolates give you a second chance at unbelievable chocolate savings at their next pop-up candy shop on Wed June 8 to Fri June 10 (11am to 4pm) at 166 Norseman (in Etobicoke, just west of Islington).

What's in store? Glad you asked! How about Caramel Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Morsels (mrsp $10.00) for $4.00 or Dark Chocolate Pretzel Crisps (mrsp $4.99) for $3.00?

Over 20 different types of confections at clearance prices! While quantities last ... you didn't need me to remind you of that, right?

Friday, June 3, 2011


Dufflet Pop-Up Candy Shop with chocolates, confections and candy from Small Indulgences and David's Fine Belgian Chocolates.

Saturday June 4th from 10am - 4pm, 166 Norseman (west of Islington). No early birds, cash and carry!

Chocolates only! (no cake will be available)