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Interview: Top Chef Masters alum, Neal Fraser

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

We catch up with native Angeleno and Top Chef Masters alum, chef Neal Fraser before his Toronto arrival.

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Cinco de Mayo Pop-up 2016 with Donnie Masterton & Angela Lewis Serrano

Posted by Ivy Knight, 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Donnie Masterton and Angela Lewis Serrano have been coming to Toronto for the past two years to help The Drake throw a Cinco de Mayo party. Jeff Stober discovered Donnie's cooking while he was visiting The Restaurant in San Miguel and decided he'd be the perfect chef to execute The Drake's first Cinco de Mayo pop-up in 2014. I sat down with the couple, on the eve of Cinco de Mayo, to talk about how they met and what new projects they're working on, and, most importantly, what exactly they'll be showcasing in tomorrow's pop-up menu at The Drake Hotel.

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Marc-Alexandre – Hôtel Herman

Posted by Ivy Knight, 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Toronto's chefs know where to go for excellent food + cocktails in Montreal and Hotel Herman is one of their best kept secrets.

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Meet Danny Smiles of Le Bremner MTL

Posted by Ivy Knight, 8 months ago

Danny Smiles gained national attention when he competed on Top Chef Canada. He runs the wildly successful restaurant, Le Bremner, in Montreal and is currently shooting a new series for Vice Munchies. On March 23 he pops up at Drake One Fifty for a guest chef dinner, part of The Drake's Montreal Takeover series.

Danny Smiles Interview for The Drake's Montreal Guest Chef Series
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Meet our Taste of Newfoundland + Labrador Guests

Posted by Ivy Knight, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Editor-in-chief of Swallow Daily, 86’d Mondays Hostess with the Most-est, and in-house East Coaster Ivy Knight cozied up with her Atlantic Canada kin Chef Todd Perrin + Sommelier Stephen Lee of Mallard Cottage and Chef Jeremy Charles + Sommelier Jeremy Bonia of Raymonds for a chat about food, wine, and bringing a Taste of Newfoundland + Labrador to The Drake.

Taste of Newfoundland
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Food Friday: A Chat With Michael Gallina of Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 year ago

Sit in on an interview between 86'd host Ivy Knight + guest chef Michael Gallina of Blue Hill at Stone Barns in anticipation of an epic five-course collaborative dinner with the Drake Hotel.

Blue Hill
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86'D Monday Night Memories + 5th Anniversary

Posted by Ivy Knight, 2 years, 4 months ago

Ivy Knight shares five years of 86'D memories + explains how each of our chefs have won her over with caramel corn, cornbread or chili recipes on one of her famous Monday nights!

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86'd Mondays: May Round Up + June Preview

Posted by Ivy Knight, 2 years, 5 months ago

¡Holy Guacamole! May was a busy month for my beloved 86’d Mondays... I’m already gearing up for an even more exciting June program.

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