Anthony Rose is leaving the Drake

Anthony Rose is leaving the Drake

Rose at 2009’s Picnic at the Brick Works (Image: Renée Suen) 

The man responsible for turning the Drake Hotel’s restaurant into a canteen for the city’s young, hip and beautiful is leaving after six years, the Grid reports. Anthony Rose, perhaps best known for his chic interpretations of traditional comfort food, told the weekly that “It’s just time to move on.” But fear not, because Rose hopes to eventually open his own place in the west end. As for the cooking, he says, “I’ll be doing what I’ve always done, but probably in just a bit of a different fashion.” In other words, more meals that taste like a warm hug—from someone draped in buffalo plaid and sporting a deliciously ironic mustache. Read the entire story [The Grid] »