But the patio upgrade wouldn’t be complete without a wicked line up of sumptuous eats and gorgeous summer sippers. So that’s why Chef Corrado, or “Teddy” as he’s so affectionately called on the Drake’s webisode series, has spent the past few months dreaming up the perfect summer menu to complement the sexy Sky Yard. The result is a tempting selection of #foodgasm worthy share plates that are playful, approachable and fresh.
Ted has managed to somehow take all of the comfort classics and give them a serious culinary upgrade by showcasing local Ontario produce, seasonal ingredients and global inspirations. With summer being my favourite season for food, I was super excited to test Teddy’s goods. And trust me, you should be too. Here’s a little #foodandcocktailporn and of the goodies we sampled that night.
Ontario Burrata Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Watermelon, Marcona Almonds and Sherry Vinaigrette
Charred Octopus with Piri Piri Sauce
Green Gazpacho with Green Tomatoes, Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro and Dungeness Crab
Fried Chicken with Jalepeno Cornbread, Smoked Potato Salad and Honey
3 Day Short Rib with Charred Green Onion, Red Potatoes and Creme Fraiche
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Mousse, Popcorn, Cocoa Nib and Almond Streusel
I’m not a chocolate lover, but serve me a slice of this heaven any day (with extra caramely popcorn, please!)
The Drake hotel is serving up Chef Ted Corrado’s tasty new menu all season long, both outside on the gorgeous patio and inside (for those less-than-perfect weather forecasts). Hadn’t yet made plans for Canada Day long weekend? Well, you’ve got ‘em now. Your welcome.