Dolce Bake shop The Chef
The Chef

Roberto GalliRoberto Galli

Winnipeg gets a taste of both Europe and South America thanks to a new bakery.

Dolce Bake Shop opened its doors to Winnipeg, at 2B-1565 Regent Ave. W.

Owner and baker Roberto Galli is of Italian heritage, but was raised in Argentina. He moved to Canada a decade ago, cutting his teeth at De Luca's the past eight years before venturing out on his own.

Most of the South American flavour I create comes from a special milk-based caramel, dulce de leche, which is featured on most of my delicacies.

The flavour is nothing new to me. I started working in a bakery when I was 11 and then was able to begin serving at the one owned by my parents when I was 17. Being a baker/pastry chef has been a focus most of my life since I was 17 and then moved to Canada, where I continued to persue my passion for the culinary arts.

I've been doing this forever. My mom is a pastry chef, too, I've been learning a lot since I was little. Then I went to a culinary school to learn techniques.

I used to live in Elmwood and now I call North Kildonan home. It was my familiarity with northeast Winnipeg that prompted him to choose the location for Dolce.

People ask me why I chose this area to open this kind of pastry shop, and I keep telling them it''s because I've been in this area for eight years, and I know this special area needed a special pastry shop.

This area needs something like this, otherwise you've got to go to the south to get a nice European cake.