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  • This Halloween weekend, nestled among the classic Drake brunch options, you’ll find some new menu items that will pop up and say a delicious ”BOO!” as the hotel zombifies brunch for the third year in a row.

    Food:
    ZOMBIE FLESH BENNY House cured zombie flesh (corned beef), Tymek’s scary sauerkraut, hell-fired sourdough, 2 poached eggs, bloody hollandaise + home fries 16.666
    SCRAMBLED EGG BRAIN BURRITO Scrambled brain (eggs), jumpin’ jalapeño jack, spooky pepper/onion mix, avocado-boo, salsa, sour cream + home fries 13.666
    BLOOD + GUTS SHORT STACK 3 buttermilk hell-cakes, blood (strawberry sauce), guts (lime curd) + whipped ricotta 13.666
    COBB-EYE SALAD Sc-ermite blue cheese, chicken + pig flesh, avocad-boo, eyeball eggs, tomato + spooky ranch dressing 16.666

    Drink:
    SMOKIN' BLOODY CAESARS All 2oz & served with blood (Clamato juice), zombie gut sauce (Carroll & Co. Spice Mix) + spooky smoke
    Vodka + horseradish 10.666
    Beefeater gin + cucumber 11.666
    Olmeca tequila + cilantro 11.666

    For a ghost on the go, stop by for a to-go selection of ghoulish treats + baked goods available in the Drake Café.

    • Venue: The Drake Hotel
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: 15% off food for all Zombies!
    • Time: Oct. 25, 2014, 11 a.m.
  • A tasting of J.P. Wiser's, Lot No 40 and Pike Creek Canadian Whiskies with Canadian Whisky Ambassador Dave Mitton followed by a conversation with Ivy Mix, Co-Founder of Speed Rack.

    Join us for some classic cocktails made by Dave for you to enjoy, while Ivy talks about such things as Women In Bars - The ups and downs, as well as changes throughout history; particularly over the last 6 to 8 years. She will also be talking about Speed Rack and what it's done for the community in the US, and what it will soon do for Canada.
    Everyone is welcome, please stop by and join us for a drink, doors 2:30pm, talk goes from 3pm to 5pm.

    • Venue: North Lounge
    • Type: Foodie, Talks
    • Cover: Please RSVP to david.mitton@pernod-ricard.com
    • Time: Oct. 27, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:

    Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    Come by tonight and help launch 'JK: The Jamie Kennedy Cookbook.' We'll have complimentary canapés and local wine purveyors on-hand with samples. Buy a book, get it signed, sip, snack and stay all evening!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 27, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Join the Drake Hotel + Dave Mitton (Canadian Whisky Ambassador, Pirnod-Ricard) in celebrating a truly Canadian competition for the ages.

    Watch competitors battle for the J.P. Wiser's Legacy Canadian Whisky Cocktail crown! The top two scores of the night will walk away with the grand prize; we'll announce the amazing prize after the winners are chosen.

    The finalists are:
    1. Veronica Saye (Food and Liquor)
    2. Casey Ryan (Marben)
    3. Ana Wolkowski (416 Snack Bar)
    4. Zak Doy (Spirithouse)
    5. M.P. Lisbon (Cocktail Bar)
    6. Simon Hooper (Rush Lane & Co)
    7. Lindsay Wood (Parts and Labour)
    8. Shane Mulvany (DaiLo)
    9. Michael Arthur Fortier (Drake One Fifty)
    10. Aja Sax (Porzia)

    Our esteemed judges are:
    *Ivy Mix (Clover Club / Co-Founder of Speed Rack)
    *Christine Sismondo(Author of America Walks Into A Bar + Mondo Cocktail)
    *Robin Kaufman (Toronto Temperance Society)

    Come out and support your favourite bartenders + your love of Canadian Whisky!

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Oct. 28, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:

    Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    Join the Drake Hotel and Azureau Wines & Spirits for an epic 86’d Monday celebration tonight. We're featuring the iconic vermouths of Guilio Cocchi Estate from Torino, Italy. In collaboration with Toronto’s finest bartenders, we're be highlighting the elegance and versatility of the vermouth. Azureau will be on hand pouring samples of these wonderful products neat or try them in a cocktail from our guest bartenders. Featuring;
    • Michael Webster, Bar Isabel
    • Ana Wolkowski, 416 Snack Bar
    • Sandy De Almeida, the Drake Hotel
    • Gord Hannah, the Drake Hotel

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Nov. 3, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:

    Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    Get your boxing gloves ready; our 2nd annual Fried Chicken Battle Royale is back tonight! Sponsored by Sanagan's Meat Locker and featuring some of the best fried poultry Toronto has to offer with competitors; Chantecler, the Dock Ellis, Ruby Watchco, Sanagan's, Chantecler, the Dock Ellis, County General + Small Town Food Co.
    Vote for your favourite once you've tried as many as you can get your greasy hands on!

    • Venue: North Lounge , Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Nov. 10, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:

    Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    Tonight is a party for all things weird from the sea! A celebration of weird fish w/ Cafe Boulud's Tyler Shedden, sponsored by Ocean Wise & Hooked.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Nov. 17, 2014, 8 p.m.
  • Get your hands dirty every Monday night with some artful food fun:

    Be a guest judge in one of our competitive cook-offs, get creative with some do-it-yourself food art or sit back and sip a pint as sharp + sassy host Ivy Knight takes your taste buds on a gastronomical mystery tour.

    A Night of Caviar + Smoked Sturgeon is what you're in for at 86D tonight. With special guest; Cornel Ceapa from New Brunswick's Acadian Sturgeon.

    • Venue: Lounge
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: FREE
    • Time: Nov. 24, 2014, 8 p.m.