What you'll do
We'll begin with a short walking tour of Roncesvalles Village to show you the variety of shops and restaurants in this vibrant area on the west side of downtown Toronto. Maybe we'll buy some fresh ingredients along the way to use in your class and we'll tell you a little about the history of our neighbourhood. Next, we'll arrive at our spacious loft apartment and have some coffee, tea or a cold drink while we get ready to bake. LeRoy will demonstrate the stages and technique of making perfect, crusty, buttery croissant dough and give you guidance as you practice making it yourself. We will then roll out the croissants and bake them and then transform the baked croissants with a decadent almond cream filling. LeRoy will answer any questions you have for him about baking and pastry.
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I am an accredited Red-Seal certified Pastry Chef and Baker. My wife Lisa & I owned and operated a French pastry shop in a Toronto suburb for over 25 years. Lisa ran the sales and customer service part of our shop and loves interacting with people. After selling our business, we moved to the Roncesvalles- Bloor West area and I began teaching in the Baking and Pastry Arts department of a local college. We have traveled extensively & enjoy meeting food lovers from all over the world. Check out my new Instagram account: @true.pastrylove
You'll take home 4 homemade, freshly baked butter and almond-filled croissants in addition to the ones you can sample during…
We'll provide you with a copy of the recipes to take home and all the ingredients & equipment needed to produce your…
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Where you'll be
Roncesvalles is very well known for the large number of small restaurants, cafés and specialty food shops of various cuisines. There are several bakeries and delicatessens found along the full length of Roncesvalles. We have a spacious kitchen with lots of natural light & working space for up to 4 bakers to participate. https://www.theguardian.com/discover-cool-canada/gallery/2019/jul/18/canadas-10-coolest-neighbourhoods-in-pictures
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
There are 14 stairs from our apartment's entrance down to our kitchen. The walk along Roncesvalles Ave. is approximately 8 blocks, so guests should be able to walk 8 blocks & climb up & down our stairs. Sorry that we are not accessible to wheelchairs.
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