On April 12, Arte

There are two sizes (500g and 1kg) and two flavours: classic with almonds and candied citrus fruits (citron and orange) or chocolate and apricots. In all, 72 hours are needed to prepare the dove. Unlike the Christmas panettone, the cake is covered with a crunchy almond crust. With a glass of franciacorta, Italian bubble in the “champenoise” method, or not too sweet moscato, it’s ecstasy guaranteed!

First opened on Ontario Street East seven years ago by Sandro Carpene and Mirko D’Agata (now head of Pizzeria NO. 900 Group), Arte

With the arrival of good weather and the terrace, the versatile address will test the aperitivo. Besides, Ivana Ménard’s taste in wine is impeccable, so don’t hesitate to order a glass of Pinot Gris or Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo. The young woman, who studied marketing and sustainable development, worked at Nora Gray and Impasto, among others, two guarantees of good taste.

Rubbing shoulders with Andreas Vecchio, owner of the nifty Bar Caffettiera downtown, and Ryan Gray (Nora Gray, Elena and Gia), she learned what she calls Italian hospitality.

“I find it so beautiful, all those times when people come together over food. I’m proud of the 40-50 returning regulars whose order I consistently know. I love being part of their life. Catering is a rollercoaster job, so when times get tough, I hang on to that! says Ivana Ménard. The Easter Dove from $39 to $68 and can be reserved online.