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Food + Drink

The Art of Food with Sara Waxman

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 day, 19 hours ago

When Sara entered The Drake Hotel Lounge, I knew I was going to consume a wealth of knowledge. Sitting in our booth, I provided a synopsis of the interview. It was to be served as a three course meal - we’d start with her career, followed by the art of food writing and end with a rich and tasty retrospective of Toronto’s food scene.

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Art

Supper Club Cinema's Gabrielle Leith interviews filmmaker Haya Waseem

Posted by Gabrielle Leith, 4 days, 5 hours ago

Four courses, four short films. The Drake is hosting it's first Supper Club Cinema on March 5th with curated content by founder Gabrielle Leith, featuring a collection of local and international shorts by all female filmmakers. In anticipation of the event, Gabrielle talks to Haya Waseem, director of Shahzad.

Filmmaker Heya Wasseem
Art

Drake Scribbles: D Is For The Drake Hotel

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 week, 2 days ago

Meet the author + illustrator behind Toronto ABC and Canada ABC when he visits The Drake for a special Highchair Hangouts on Tuesday, FEB. 21!

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Art

Choreographer Iain Rowe: Artist-In-Residence

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 week, 5 days ago

We invited choreographer Iain Rowe to be our first ever dance focused Artist-in-Residence at our Drake Devonshire location. Born and raised in Canada, educated and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, he went on to join The Royal Danish Ballet at the mere age of eighteen. Twelve years later with a Masters degree in Choreographic Studies from New York University, he has created an extensive repertoire integrating his broad range of experiences and we've been lucky enough to learn about his process and practice.

Ulrik Birkkjær and Susanne Grinder in »Memento« Photograph by Henning Sjørstrøm
Hotel + Travel

Valentine's Day date ideas for every stage of a relationship

Posted by Jen Kirsch, 1 week, 5 days ago

Need a last minute date idea for Valentine's day? No matter what stage you're at in your relationship or where you want to take it, relationship columnist and dating expert Jen Kirsch saves the day with an easy guide to wooing your boo, #drakeinlove style.

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Food + Drink

Raw Almond Recap: Chef Matt + Chef Alex stay afloat amid lost ingredients

Posted by Matt Ravenscroft, 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Drake Catering just launched but Chef Matt Ravenscroft already has an impressive culinary feat under his belt. He assisted The Drake Hotel's Chef de Cuisine Alexandra Feswick in a unique opportunity for this year's RAW:almond event in Winnipeg! Overcoming obstacles as a team and cooking on a frozen river all while decked out in plaid; this is what a #canada150 moment looks like.

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