The Drake Expands With Drake Mini Bar And It’s Obviously Stunning
Drake Hotel Properties is extremely thrilled to announce the opening of Drake Mini Bar, an exciting new destination for food, drink, art and culture at 150 York St, across the lobby from Drake One Fifty. Part eatery, part bar, it offers an adventurous small plate menu with hand-crafted cocktails and an eclectic wine and beer selection. Set in signature Drake aesthetic with Douglas fir wood, teal leather and natural stone surrounded by curated art, Drake Mini Bar reimagines the classic hotel bar experience from early to late night.
The Drake Mini Bar is finally open to the public this month! Guests of Drake Mini Bar will be able to grab their morning espresso with made-from-scratch breakfast offerings, bring colleagues or clients for a quick power lunch, stop by for a bite and cocktail before an event, or enjoy a night out. Along with an interior courtyard patio perfect for people watching, Drake Mini Bar will feature a 55-seat outdoor patio directly at the corner of York and Adelaide starting in early summer 2018, offering a rare chance to appreciate a street-level view of Toronto’s impressive skyscrapers.
“We love being part of the cultural renaissance in the Financial District with Drake One Fifty right next door, and can’t wait to share this food, drink and culture gem with locals and visitors alike,” said Jeff Stober, the CEO, and founder of Drake Hotel Properties.
In true collaborative Drake style, you can expect menu items like house-cured charcuterie, handmade pasta, daily baked bread, and seasonal ferments and pickles are made daily at Drake Commissary in the Junction Triangle.
Menu items include:
- Wild Argentinian shrimp with dill cream, capers, rye toast
- Mashed potato “dumpling” with roast chicken broth, black garlic, leeks, crispy chicken skin
- Ocean trout sashimi with soy vinaigrette, wasabi and cucumber, dehydrated lemon, salmon roe
- Burnt eggplant with tahini crème fraîche, blood orange, mint, basil
- Black cod with zucchini, ginger, jalapeño, green onion
Drake Mini Bar will feature a rich craft temperance cocktail menu, with a full list of non- alcoholic beverages for those looking for some tasty cocktails without the alcohol. Teas will be from local purveyor Pluck Teas, and the elevated coffee program will feature drinks such as Butter Coconut Coffee, made with Reunion Island’s Drake Blend, grass-fed ghee, and coconut oil, and a Turmeric Latte, with turmeric, honey and steamed almond milk.
Designed with long-time Drake partner +tongtong, alongside Alex Simpson and The Drake’s in-house design team, Drake Mini Bar layers together jewel colours, textiles, patterned wood, mosaic tiles, and leathers to create a timeless, all-occasion space that closes the gap between work and play. The space features only custom furniture, including its own renowned one-armed stool and wall-to-wall banquette with classic Drake teal leather.
The sun-soaked space will bring the indoor energy out to play in an oasis filled with living plants and will include a restored 15- foot waterfall fountain and vibrant customized outdoor furniture.
With such incredible food, cocktails and a really stunning interior, you have to add it to your must-try restaurants.
Featured Image: Steve Tsai
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