One of Italy’s most well known culinary ambassadors was Catherine de Medici. She’s credited with introducing a long list of Italian cooking ingredients to France when she became Queen.
From there Italian culinary dishes became known throughout Europe; coming to Canada in the 1950’s.
The Queens of Italian Cuisine!
Barrie is so lucky to have Rosie Carvhalo and her staff creating such wonderful culinary dishes for us. Offering wonderful homemade creations of Tomato, Rose, Alfredo and Meat sauce, and some of the best Cannolis around!!
Rosie, with her background in catering, also operates Licious Catering; mainly catering to local Daycare facilities. They provide our younger ones with a 4 week rotation of menus that are nut free, healthy wholesome meal choices. They also have great event catering options!
Rosie worked at Fortino’s to our south in 3 different food departments. Her love of creating wonderful, authentic dishes to serve grew right into a dream of opening her own bakery.
Barrie residents were blessed late last year when the dream became a reality.
Fresh Never Frozen
Everything at Licious is fresh and never frozen. All food is prepared from scratch and sourced as locally as possible.
Throughout the Pandemic, Licious has sure done their part to help! Partnering up with a program called meals2frontline, a wonderful program that was created to say Thank You to our frontline workers for everything they are doing during these difficult times. Next month the 240 staff at Bradford Valley will be receiving their delicious hot meals as a THANKYOU!
The goodwill at Licious doesn’t stop there though. Because they pride themselves on “fresh daily”, leftovers are donated at the end of each day!
As most Italians – Rosie and Carm are well known for their love of feeding people! They make bulk orders available to families with discounts as well. Rather than only offer particular combinations, Rosie would have her customers “not choose just to choose – but to choose because it’s what they want.”
There is a hot table at the bakery tucked behind the scene to allow for short wait times. The staff wishes everyone could see it but feel that following COVID protocols is extremely important.
Licious is a family owned bakery that offers fresh bread, espresso, coffees, specialized lattes, veal, and chicken sandwiches and much more!
Plans to Expand!
As they expand they’ll soon be introducing made to order custom cakes
Come on people – Mangia…Mangia!
Written By: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott