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The Drake Hotel’s Anthony Rose dishes on the Dining Roadshow and the secret to his famous burgers

Later this month, The Drake Hotel is hitting the road but isn’t leaving its backyard. Beginning June 23, Chef Anthony Rose and his audacious posse of cooks are taking the dining room on a field trip to a mess hall and Chinatown. The “restaurant-within-a-restaurant” concept will come complete with ketchup and mustard squeeze bottles, cafeteria trays and tomato alphabet soup. In September, the restaurant will transform yet again into circa 1940s Chinatown in Los Angeles. Just in time for TIFF, The Drake Hotel will be dishing out pork belly fried rice, firecracker maple shrimp and oxtail wontons. Continue reading


O&B’s Anthony Walsh talks humility, Susur and his fave poutine

Managing seven kitchens in some of the most sought-after restaurants in the city isn’t an easy job, but Oliver & Bonacini’s Corporate Executive Chef Anthony Walsh manages it with gusto. Never mind that he spearheads the creative process behind the inspired menus at top-notch restaurants like Canoe, Auberge Du Pommier and Luma – Walsh is a chef’s chef who takes more pride in his calloused hands than culinary accolades. Just on Sunday, Walsh teamed up with fellow chef luminaries Jamie Kennedy (Gilead Cafe & Bistro), Anthony Rose (The Drake Hotel), Paul Boehmer (Boehmer), and Hiro Yoshida (Hiro Sushi) to host a dinner and raised more than $40,000 for the Japanese Relief Fund.

Walsh was born in Montreal, schooled by Jamie Kennedy and has a propensity for dropping the f-bomb. Considered by many to be one of Toronto’s most talented chefs, Walsh spoke to OurFaves about what floats his culinary boat, the value of humility in the cutthroat restaurant industry and his weakness for 4 am Singapore street grub. Continue reading

Pulp Wars: A Citrus cooking showdown at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

It all came down to citrus, $2,000 in prize money and gastro excellence on February 8, when three student chefs went head-to-head in the “Rising Chef Citrus Cook-off” competition at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village. The showdown was part of the Winterlicious 2011 Culinary Event Series and presided by five Toronto-based foodie heavyweights: Christine Cushing (host of “Fearless in the Kitchen”), Anthony Walsh (Canoe’s executive chef), Ivana Raca (executive chef at McEwan), Anne Yarymowich (Frank @ the AGO’s executive chef) and Daniel Muia (chef and owner of Mogette Bistro). Continue reading