Iconic Pasquale Brothers Re-Ups for Cuisine & Cuvée
Quick! What does Pasquale Brothers, an Italian specialty food shop, have in common with Providence Healthcare? Certainly, both organizations have a strong commitment to exceptional quality and customer service, and, more exceptionally, both have a long and very proud history in Toronto.
With the turn of the calendar to 2017, Pasquale Brothers will be celebrating 100 years of dishing up the finest Italian food to Torontonians, and Providence will be reflecting on its 160 years of serving Toronto’s most vulnerable citizens.
Toronto’s Premier Store for Cheese, Olives, Olive Oil, Tomatoes and More
Pasquale Brothers first delighted our guests with its delicacies, including an array of fine Italian cheeses, at the 2016 Cuisine & Cuvée and the Foundation is thrilled they’ll be back to support our tremendous event this year.
Passed on to the Fourth Generation
Today, Pasquale Brothers is run by Christina Kalcevich and her husband, Tony Burt. Christina is the fourth generation of the Pasquale-Madott family to operate the shop. Her great-great grandparents, Edward and Donna Pasquale, immigrated to Toronto with limited schooling and virtually no money. Thanks to a $500 loan from family, Edward and Donna opened Pasquale Brothers at 100 Elm Street in 1917 to serve fellow Italian newcomers with comfort foods imported from home.
The Pasquale Brothers story is fascinating and well worth exploring as it paints such a vivid picture of how newcomer families helped shape this great city of ours. In fact, Toronto Star featured Pasquale Brothers in a December issue.
Thank you to Christina and Tony for their generous commitment to Providence and the Cuisine & Cuvée evening.
Taste the Best of Toronto – Cuisine & Cuvée
Be a part of Cuisine & Cuvée at our new venue, REBEL. Our food and drink extravaganza will be bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before, with a goal of raising $250,000 (net) to support the patients and residents of Providence Healthcare. Tickets are on sale and going quickly – don’t miss out!