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Chocolate Cravings: 5 Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food with a magical ability to improve your day with a single bite. Although it seems too good to be true, scientists are now finding evidence that chocolate, and particularly dark chocolate, does have beneficial effects on the body. We decided to investigate this further, and found five reasons why you should indulge in a sweet treat from Room 2046.

July 17, 2017 by Rachel C
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Summer entertaining host and hostess gifts blog post available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Summer Entertaining: Host & Hostess Gifts

Summer is the ideal time for entertaining, and being a good guest is as important as being a good host. You don't want to show up to any party empty handed, but a generic bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers will likely be forgotten by the end of the night. Read on to see some of our favourite ways to show your appreciation to your hosts and ensure you snag an invite to the next party all-in-one.  
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Summer Entertaining Must-Haves

Canada Day and the Fourth of July have come and gone, and I think it is safe to say summer is officially in full swing. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the season for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and dinner parties is upon us. These summer entertaining must-haves will ensure that your summer bash is lively, polished and relaxing.
July 05, 2017 by Rachel C
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Serving Fierce and Fancy: Plating Tips with Fishs Eddy

Serving Fierce and Fancy: Plating Tips with Fishs Eddy

Entertaining can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Whether it is fancy finger foods or an artistic multi-course meal, serving up your best presentation will make a stronger, longer-lasting impression that will be Instagram worthy.
Three Last Minute Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes to Please Everyone [Carnivores Included]

Three Last Minute Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes to Please Everyone [Carnivores Included]

Thanksgiving is in T-minus 34 hrs and your stress is surfacing. How do you create a dynamic holiday feast when your guests have a cornucopia of dietary restrictions? In the spirit of simplicity, we have selected three quick and tasty recipes to make this weekend that are meatless, gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

November 24, 2015 by Mateo Bressan
The Great Gluten-Free Brunch

The Great Gluten-Free Brunch

There is no better reason to wake up on the weekend than to enjoy a morning full of meals. Yes, we're talking about brunch, arguably the best meal of the day because of its unlimited possibilities. However, if you have restrictions for either gluten or dairy, it may be tricky assembling a meal that suits you and pleases your company. But never fear! We have two recipes that will inspire and delight your senses without compromising your dietary needs.

The United Nations of Cookbooks

The United Nations of Cookbooks

Take your palate on a world tour by collecting our selection of regional cookbooks offering exotic and inspiring fare from each country featured. Let's travel west to east and discover a world of home-made, satisfying food.
Neapolitan Design: It's Ice Cream Season

Neapolitan Design: It's Ice Cream Season

The best thing about Neapolitan ice cream is not having to decide between your favourite flavours. But why stop at just three flavours? We strive to stock a variety of prize possessions to satisfy anyone's craving for design. Get inspired by these cool treats to refresh your space this summer.
Enter the Cabbage Patch

Enter the Cabbage Patch

A whole patch of cabbage has sprouted up here in Room 2046 with the arrival of our latest Vegetabowls. Hand-casted from real leafy greens, the cabbage plate, bowl, and cup are perfect for refreshing your table set up for spring. Now the only thing left to consider is what to serve. We've got that covered to, below is a recipe from Erin Gleeson, author of The Forest Feast cookbook. It has uncomplicated and satisfying vegetarian recipes paired with Erin's charming watercolour artwork and vibrant photography.
April 05, 2015 by Mateo Bressan