All blog posts by Ivy Knight

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Kitchen Parties and Boxing Rock Brewery

Posted by Ivy Knight, 3 months, 3 weeks ago

We spoke to a Nova Scotia brewmaster about life in the beer world and what kind of playlist we can expect to hear at her ideal kitchen party.

Boxing rock
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Dinner Party Talk w/ Jennifer Dewasha

Posted by Ivy Knight, 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Meet one of the chefs of the anticipated Dinner Party. Not only does Colette's chef Jennifer Dewasha have a seat at the table, she's impacting the way it's set.

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Knight School presents the Teachings of Tourtière

Posted by Ivy Knight, 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Flex your kitchen skills (or lack thereof) and learn how to make a French Canadian style tourtière from someone who grew up with classic dish and ate it religiously. The first class of Knight School commences on SEP 17!


An intimate conversation with Jacq the Stripper

Posted by Ivy Knight, 7 months, 2 weeks ago

"I've always been a comedian and writer; stripping is the only thing anyone wants to hear about." Ivy Knight implores Jacq the Stripper on all the things.

Jacq the Stripper
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Raising a glass to Sam's Night in the 6ix

Posted by Ivy Knight, 8 months, 1 week ago

Join us for an evening of Sipsmith story telling, whilst enjoying Sipsmith-inspired canapés and sipping many classic gin cocktails. Including this inspired classic from Kris Bahamondes which we've named Sam's Night in the 6ix.

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We Heart Canadian Cheese

Posted by Ivy Knight, 9 months, 1 week ago

86'd Mondays host, Ivy Knight, sits down to talk with Canadian cheese legend, Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy to discuss all these cheese.

monforte 1
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Cinco de Mayo Pop-up w/ Donnie Masterton

Posted by Ivy Knight, 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Mi casa es su casa. Get to know the top chef who's coming all the way from Mexico to take over Drake One Fifty for a one-night-only Cinco de Mayo pop-up!

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Pre-Barn Burner Hockey ICE BREAKER with Chuck Hughes

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 year, 1 month ago

To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday we put together an all-star lineup of Montreal and Toronto Chefs for the first-ever Barn Burner Hockey Game. In the first of a series of ice breakers, we find out which Chef's go-to post-game meal as a kid was French Onion Soup, and how far they've come as a player since the early days of not knowing what "offside" meant.

Chuck Hughes
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Interview: Top Chef Masters alum, Neal Fraser

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 year, 5 months 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, 1 year, 9 months 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.