In dreaming up a theme for this year’s Spring Fling Pastry & Food Show, coming up on May 2, our minds swirled with potential new directions and ideas. But when we really thought about the essence of the event, we landed right back to its humble roots.
Spring Fling Pastry & Food Show started 15 years ago with a goal of spotlighting the hardworking, immensely talented, and passionate group of DLM pastry chefs who unleash their creativity with the selection of pastries we are fortunate to feature at the DLM Bakery. You see, they mostly work out of view of customers as they create wonderful masterpieces seven days a week. At our Spring Fling, they are on center stage surrounded by their edible works of art.
I’ve walked past the pastry case next to Scott Fox, VP of Bakery, on more than one occasion and heard him express “our pastries are world class.” With that said, we’ve landed on the perfect theme for this year’s show—Chef Showcase.
As you experience all of the stations, such as galaxy cakes made of mirror glaze, a plethora of flavored croissants, and an artistically rendered sugar sculpture, you’ll walk away knowing what we already do—not only are the resulting pastries and foods world-class, but so are the experts who make them. In addition, you’ll find a chef-driven selection of foods to round out the sweets with more savory bites. Join us at Spring Fling so you can see for yourself how these masterpieces are made.
People ask what the secret sauce is to DLM. Sure, there’s that touch of gourmet in addition to the everyday infused throughout every department (and no, it wasn’t always that way). There’s the friendly carryout who knows your kid’s name and never hesitates to offer the protection of an umbrella on a rainy day. There’s also the robust network of gourmands from faraway lands and local farmers whose bounty can be found at DLM.
But at the core of everything we do, there’s our history, which we hold near and dear. It’s real and rooted in humble beginnings built on friendship, hard work, and an unwavering sense of community; it’s not perfect, but it’s our history. We are proud of it and it has influenced much of who we are today, 70 years later.
We took a minute to reflect on that history and what has shaped the DLM culture, from cultivating a passion toward exploring good food to growing a family of associates, with many who have been here 25+ years. So take a minute to soak that in with the video below.
And to all of our customers and the community at large, thank you! Please join us this weekend as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary at our 70th Anniversary Carnival happening 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, followed by our DLM Good Neighbor 5K at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.
You’ve likely heard the trendy terms “cold brew coffee” or “coffee toddy.” The process behind it is different than what most of us think of when we hear “iced coffee.” To brew iced coffee, one would make extra strong hot coffee in a regular coffee maker then pour it over ice, thus both diluting the strong coffee and chilling it simultaneously. The cold brew method is different, and produces a beverage that’s smooth, strong, and delicious—never watered down.
We use a higher coffee to water ratio than we do for a typical brew, one pound of coffee per gallon of filtered water. The word “brew” in this case is deceiving as what really happens is the water and coffee steep at room temperature for eight to 12 hours before the grounds are strained out. The result is a cup of cold brew coffee that’ll give you a pep in your step. We are kicking up this cold brew experience with a twist. We’re tossing in chicory root with the coffee grounds and steeping them together, combining the New Orleans-inspired toddy with Vietnamese coffee-influenced sweetened condensed milk. Ask for The Big Easy.
Now for the best part: You’ve heard of a growler— the amber glass jug that craft beer enthusiasts love. Growlers aren’t just for beer. Purchase a growler or bring one from home and we’ll fill it with any of our iced drinks. Stop by the DLM Coffee Bar and see what the fuss is about. You’re gonna love it!
We are super excited to introduce this brand new coffee to our lineup. We wanted to capture a throwback, wake up kind of roast that has a fantastic aroma and taste. Perfect for your daily cuppa, 1948 is a classic dark roast coffee that’s as bold and memorable as our treasured history, including that first fateful year in 1948 when our doors opened as a fruit stand on the corner of Dorothy Lane.
Roasted in small batches, this coffee is everything a dark roast should be: smooth, full-bodied, and not bitter. It was fitting to give it our anniversary name. We’ve tried it in a traditional drip coffee maker, Aeropress, pour-over, and French press, and no matter the brewing method you choose, you can count on the DLM signature quality shining through to brighten every morning.
Give yourself a boost with this new drink we’ve added to our menu athte DLM Coffee Bar. ImmuniTea boasts antioxidant-rich Rishi Organic Green Mint Tea. We then swirl in DLM 100% Pure Honey, which is great for soothing an irritated throat, and DLM Pure Apple Cider Vinegar, which is known for many health benefits and detoxifying properties. A squeeze of lemon juice adds that extra bit of vitamin C your body craves.