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An intimate conversation with Jacq the Stripper

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 month, 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
Food + Drink

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

Posted by Ivy Knight, 2 months 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.

Food + Drink

We Heart Canadian Cheese

Posted by Ivy Knight, 3 months 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.

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Food + Drink

Cinco de Mayo Pop-up w/ Donnie Masterton

Posted by Ivy Knight, 3 months, 3 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!

Canada 150

Pre-Barn Burner Hockey ICE BREAKER with Chuck Hughes

Posted by Ivy Knight, 7 months 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
Food + Drink

Interview: Top Chef Masters alum, Neal Fraser

Posted by Ivy Knight, 11 months, 1 week ago

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

Food + Drink

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

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 year, 3 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.

Food + Drink

Marc-Alexandre – Hôtel Herman

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 year, 5 months 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, 1 year, 5 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
Food + Drink

Meet our Taste of Newfoundland + Labrador Guests

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 year, 9 months 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