TORONTO — Toronto’s hipster set will no doubt be flocking to the city’s Drake Hotel as the folks at the historic hotspot join with Iceland promoters to provide guests with a taste, sound and feel of the island.
From March 17 to 20 the property will be transformed, with window and art installations by Icelandic artist Shoplifter and rock-folk artist Mugison playing his unique brand of grungy folk-rock. Not to be outdone by the other artistic disciplines, The Drakes’ executive chef Anthony Rose will be joined at the stoves by chef Thor of Orange restaurant in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
For $42, diners will get an Icelandic four-course tasting menu, featuring dishes like langoustine with Jerusalem artichokes and pumpkin and reindeer in pecan nuts, with cauliflower, root vegetables and Madeira.
Behind the bar, bartenders will be shaking and stirring some unique cocktails before and certainly after dinner, like the Blueberry geyser, featuring what else but Icelandic vodka.