Welcome to Patisserie V. Marie, where the art of Cake Design meets the sinful pleasures of French Pastry.
Pastry Chefs Vanessa Fiorini and Elpidio Galasso invite you to step through the doors of their Vaughan Parisian style boutique. Only the freshest, natural and quality ingredients are used for their assortment of elegant specialty cakes, French inspired pastries and confectionery delights. These one-of-a-kind creations are not only delicious to the palate but also luscious works of art.
Stop in anytime this April to try our new Hazelnut Marshmallow Macaron!
Here is a little History of the Pastiera!
Neapolitan pastiera is an Easter cake and, according to tradition, every family in Naples prepares one during Holy Week to be eaten on Easter day. The recipe for this cake derives from the breads made from milk and honey that were commonly eaten during the baptism ceremonies the night of Easter when Constatine was Emperor. The modern version of this cake was invented at the convent of San Gregorio Armeno, which at the time was located in Naples. A nun decided to make a cake using the ingredients that symbolized life and the resurrection. However, there is another ancient legend surrounding the creation of the pastiera. Some believe that the siren Partenope would come out from the water of the Gulf of Naples every spring, delighting people with her lovely songs. Apparently on year, the people of Naples fell so in love with her songs that they decided to offer her the most precious products of their land. Seven of the most beautiful girls of the area gave the beautiful siren flour, ricotta, eggs, wheat, orange flower water and spices, including cinnamon and sugar. Partenope, thrilled with her gifts, decided to return to her home under the sea and to offer her gifts to the Gods. To honor her beauty, the Gods mixed the ingredients together, creating a cake as delicious as the voice of the siren: la pastiera napoletana.
Don’t forget to order your Zeppole for St. Joseph’s Day, Saturday March 19th!
Available in Traditional Amerena Cherry, Hazelnut, and Pistachio Ricotta!
Pre-order so you won’t be disappointed, we tend to sell out fast! (905)850-2888
Please call (905) 850-2888 to book a consultation.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 9am to 6pm
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