New Menu: Fall In Love With Drake Catering

Posted by Drake, September 19, 2017
Fall Chicken

There's a reason why 99% of people identify fall as their favourite season (actually, there's a lot of reasons). It's a relief to pack away those denim cut-offs, switch iced-Americanos for their hot counterpart, and put on You've Got Mail on a loop. Now, don't get it twisted: the change in temperature not only affects our wardrobes and must-watch lists, it also means that we denounce kale salads and sangria for warm, hearty, comfort food. We've got you covered with a brand new fall catering menu that's sure to have you feeling like Meg Ryan in a cream cashmere turtleneck (or Tom Hanks in a brown wool suit).

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Chef Matt's favourite dish on the fall catering menu is the charred octopus w/ confit tomatoes, grilled peaches, charred greens + almonds on polenta, pictured above.

"For me this dish represents the changing of the seasons, where summer meets fall. The grilled octopus stands on the summer side of things for me, whereas a warm bowl of polenta is a fall/winter staple. I love the combination regardless of the time of the year. The charred bitter greens remind me of cooking over fire in the summer time and really cut the richness of the polenta nicely and compliment the toasted almonds. It’s still warm out, so a lot of the times instead of cooking I opt to char things and meet in the middle between raw/cooked. The tomatoes and grilled peaches really bring the dish together – it adds the sweet and fresh taste of peaches (which really hit their stride about now) with a nice bright acidity of gently confit tomatoes. It’s a dish that’s warm and inviting, but still has remnants of a great summer that just passed."

To find out more about our fall menu give us a call @ 416.966.9155x1 or shoot us an email

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