By Jamie Drummond Some months back we covered the first incarnation of The Drake Hotel‘s Dining Roadshow Pop-Up Restaurant Series, and were suitably impressed by the kitchen’s playful take on Canadian comfort food. Another publication found the Drake’s Chinatown trailer puzzling… personally I thought it was most excellent and amusing. Lighten up folks… It’s the Drake… What did […]
For the fourth year in a row, the Drake Hotel played host to the Earth Day Canada fundraiser. The entire venue, from the Underground where the awards ceremony was held, to the Lounge where MC Sean Cullen held court and the Sadies rocked the house, to the Sky Yard where a barbecue station and plenty of Mill House Organic Lager had the joint rockin’.
Last night the Drake revealed their plans for the coming year of their Dining Roadshow concept to a select group of Toronto’s food folks. Notable faces included The Cookbook Store’s Alison Fryer and Josh Josephson, Bonnie Stern, Lucy Waverman, Amy Rosen, and err.. CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi.
By Noelle Munaretto for the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, a ‘Certified Good Food Fighter‘ This past weekend the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance got its curd on at the first-ever Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton, Ontario. Here’s the second in a three part series by OCTA’s Agatha Podgorski and Noelle Munaretto Part 2: The Cooks […]
The new space will feature different concepts, covering everything from a kitschy spin on a high school cafeteria to a colourful trip to Chinatown circa 1940s Los Angeles. These special, temporary menus will change every few months along with the design, packaging, music and performance art.
by Anita Stewart [This piece was originally posted at fooday.ca, the official site of Food Day 2011. Visit foodday.ca for more of Anita Stewart’s great articles on Canadian food. – Malcolm Jolley, Ed.] Nobuyo Stadtlander, whose family roots are deep in the island of Okinawa, has rallied some of Canada’s most renowned chefs (some might […]
Anthony Rose is the Executive Chef at the Drake Hotel. Four months ago, the Drake Hotel opened a barbecue pop-up shop, the Drake BBQ. Open from 6 pm “until the meat runs out”, Chef Rose has been busy preparing menus for both the hotel and the meat shop. Chef Rose was kind enough to squeeze me into his busy schedule to discuss ‘Good Food’ and how it affects his cooking philosophy.