154 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Tel: (416) 537 9696 | email: Info@DessertTrends.ca
Dessert Trends is a experience within itself ! As a bride-to-be Don and his Staff were there to reply to my many inquires, offered great advice and even scheduled a tasting session with no sense of pressure or annoyance. My Fiance and I attended our tasting session in Toronto and was greeted by some of the most aromatic fragrances imaginable..it was as if we were kids in a candy store. From sculptures to hand-blown sugar creations not to mention the cake designs, we were truly blown away by all that we saw. We sampled around 4 various flavors ranging from traditional vanilla to exotic passion fruit and honestly I wish that we could have incorporated them all, but it wasn't possible. Dessert Trends is really a good option if you are trying to watch your budget but not have your guests aware to as much, we were able to pay in installments and even will be able to return for our 1st year anniversary for a complimentary miniature version of our wedding cake.
This was our best decision by far!
The chef is a european culinary school trained, with a gastronomic family history. this is reflected in the heavily french influenced dishes. if you familiarize with the restaurant, the service is as good as it gets and they have custom ordered banquets, gatherings, and catered services. just let the chef know what you like. On their regular menu, i recommend the french onion soup which has the right flavor and isn't loaded with salt. their roast mushroom phyllo tart is another favorite, with rich melted goat cheese. Dieters be warned: the "richness" aforementioned does mean a grease fest. "lighter" options for waist-watchers include their daily special fishes - just request for it to be pan-seared or whatever the heck you want. Another favorite is their seafood linguine - the sauce allures customers 4 tables away. Speaking of tables, the place is a bit cramped; given its popularity do make sure to book in advance. and now the desserts - you can basically pick anything and won't be disappointed. my favorites are the lemon creme brulee and homemade gelato. they have exotic flavors like passion fruit and guava, and for the indulgent i strongly recommend the madagascar vanilla, cafe latte and chocolate.
We used Don for our wedding. Aside from us, the cake got the second most attention. It was stunning to look at and delicious to eat. We had children and adults alike coming up to the cake and asking if it was real, then taking pictures of it. After a lot of looking around for cakes we found the pricing to be extremely competitive and Don and ease to deal with. I would highly recommend any one shopping around for special occasion cakes (or any for that matter) to make this place one of your considerations....you can not go wrong.
Wow ... I was at Dessert Trends Cafe at 154 Harbord St (at
Brunswick) on the weekend and was amazed with what I saw and tasted.
Chef Don is incredible ... his pastries are to die for! The lunch
was awesome ... possibly the most delicious and wholesome meal I've
had in a real long time. The place is quite busy from noon till 2:00
... so i'll be going after 2:00 in future weekends. It is the same
business as the Weston Rd location. It has been nicely written up in
several newspapers recently ... but it took me a couple of months to
make the little trip there. Chef Don got the top prize at the
Culinary Olympics in 2004. Fresh pastries and croissants come down
to the Harbord location in the morning. Things are going so well
there that I heard talk of another Dessert Trends location in a few
months. I lived for six months in Paris ... and feel that being at
Dessert Trends is like a fast trip to Paris.
My husband and I have heard so many great things about your cakes, pastries and weekend brunch. We were amazed with your brunch last Sunday ... we don't know of a better place in town for brunch. Two days later we just had to try your place for dinner ... and to our surprise it was even better than the brunch. We can't wait till you get your liquor license. We'd be a lot happier if you were in the north part of the city. Thanks for being here!
Awesome!!! The lunch and brunch at DT Bistroare amazing. I'm really
looking forward to them openning in late March for dinner. Hopefully
they'll have their liquour license and corkage option soon. The
exceptional pastries, bread and biscotti (the best in the GTA) were
originally what brought me there in January ... but it's the lunch
and brunch that I enjoy the most now. It's a real unique culinary
delight that we Torontonians should be extra poud of! Thanks DT!
We took our mothers to DT Bistro yesterday for lunch and we all just
loved it. We got our wedding cake done by Chef Don in '06 and people
are still talking about it. The Bistro/Patisserie is so clean and
well decorated. We each chose a different item for lunch, which was
smart, since everything there is great and reasonably priced. We
even tried some gelato flavours on the wintery day and enjoyed it as
well. We'll be going back on Sunday to try out their Brunch which we
hear is also exceptional. The servers Jennifer and Laura are
pleasant, fast and appear rightfully proud of to be working in such
a unique place in Toronto. We're looking forward to trying their
dinner in April when they'll be licensed.
It's great to see that DT Bistro finally got their liquor license. They have a nice selection of wine and beers. The place is a great place at night to bring friends, since I always know that whoever I bring will be equally impressed with the charm, pastries, gelato and whatever may be on the menu. Hopefully they'll starting serving complete dinners soon since their lunch and brunch items are all awesome. I've never tried their dinner menu but have heard from others that it is where the Chef can best expose his incredible talents. I was told that he's moving to NYC next year to run a Patisserie/restaurant but hope that he will not go.
Princess for a Night On June 29th, Dessert Trends made my 40th
birthday wishes come true! As a gift to family and friends, I rented
out Dessert Trends to celebrate my 40th birthday in style. And what
style it was! From the three-plated appetizer to the extraordinarily
superb entrees, to the best gelato I've ever tasted, the event was
seamlessly orchestrated. And, in true Chef Don style, the cake was a
masterpiece--designed and decorated to fit my personal tastes and
style. It was my dream birthday party and DT made my dreams come
true. From beginning to end, Chef Don, Wayne and the whole DT staff
made me feel special, and I know my guests felt the same way. I will
be forever grateful!
I Had my annual luncheon party yesterday and I have to say that the
highlight of the event was definitely the Yule Logs (Bûche de Noël)
that Dessert Trends made. They make the best Yule Logs in Toronto –
or any city that I have ever lived in. I was surprised to hear that
they have been making such for over ten years. I seemed to be the
only person that had never heard of Dessert Trends. The selection of
mini-French pastries were divine and the specialty cookies and
biscotti were equally exceptional. I’m looking forward to visiting
their Patisserie over the holidays. Kudos to the Pastry Chef for
doing such an impressive job and thanks for getting us into the