The Gladstone is pleased that our Artist-In-Residence Bruno Billio is having a fantastic retrospective of 25 years of work!
As many of you may know, the Gladstone doesn’t @#&! around for Halloween. We’ve developed a bit of a reputation for throwing Halloween extravaganzas and trust us, this year is sure to live up to the hype. The ideas are always big and there’s no limit to the decor and entertainment throughout the night. We have live bands, performers, and hosts in each room to ensure there’s never a dull moment. Take a peek at some snaps from the past few years to get excited for this years Dragonstone Halloween Bash!
The live entertainment always makes for an unbeatable dance party!💃 This year we’ve got live music by Kayko + the Mercenaries, drag performances by Fay Slift, live tarot card reading by Pink Crow Tarot, and sets by DJ Joe Blow, Miss Fluffy Soufflé and DJ Misty.
Whatever the theme, we make sure you have a chance for a proper photo op! This year we’ve built the Iron Throne for attendees to perch on to feel like a true king or queen! The winner of our costume contest will be adding this to their head table as they’ll get to take the throne home!
October 27th from 9pm-2am
The Gladstone Hotel is known for going all out and decking out in our super specific, completely immersive, expertly themed Halloween parties. This year, like many of you, we got really into the new season of Game of Thrones. It was hard to see it come to an end, so we decided to plan our own little reunion of the Seven Kingdoms in none other than Queen Westeros at the Dragonstone Hotel on Oct 27th.
Even though deep down we all want to be the Queen of Dragons, we don’t all have that perfect shade of blonde hair and fabulous wardrobe or wildly animated eyebrows. The white walkers would be chill* too, but we’re not all good at looking cold and dead.
So here are a 6 quick and easy GOT-themed costumes:
Even the wardrobe stylists in the actual show admit to cheaping out on costumes with Ikea-hacks. So Ikea went ahead and made instructions for the rest of us!
Sexy nuns are overrated, it’s all about the sadistic nun in GOT—the only person to actually cause Cersei Lannister physical pain (head bowing).
Don’t want to dress up? Go in your regular clothes and tell people you’re the Faceless Man that taught Arya Stark how to be a bad bitch. Don’t forget to carry a foreign coin to prove your identity.
Much easier to be the raven in Bran’s dreams, not the actual Three-Eyed Raven who is half-man, half-tree. Just add a third eye in the middle of your forehead and whisper “you will fly” to people all night.
So what if you’re not 8 ft. tall, that’s where the cereal box comes in for perspective.
Look good in black? Just cover yourself head to toe and creep up behind people all night without saying a word. What?
We regret to announce that the Harvest Wednesday Dinner Series is quickly coming to an end for this season. Have you had a chance to experience the most unique dining experience in Toronto yet? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get tickets to the next feast on Sept. 13th here.
Our last Harvest Dinner featured Chef Kristin Donovan of Hooked (pictured below) and gave us and guests at our Harvest Table a seafood experience like no other. Before that our mouths melted at just the thought of what Chef Donna Dooher of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen was preparing for us, and melt we did.
Harvest Wednesday’s are a four course feast served family style (the way it should be!). It is a celebration of community, collaboration and cooking, just a few of the Gladstone’s favourite things!
Our next meal is going to be cooked by the Chef’s behind Well Preserved and Trashed + Wasted. Joel MacCharles of the Well Preserved duo has discussed his food philosophy on a Ted Talk where he shares the way in which he began preserving foods and cooking and the profound effect it had on his life and physical health. Joel and his partner Dana also wrote the internationally acclaimed cookbook Batch: Over 200 Recipes, Tips, and Techniques for a Well Preserved Kitchen.
“In the world of preserving, Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison are the masters, the authority. Batch packs everything you’ll ever need to know about preserving into one cohesive bible. Joel and Dana’s passion project takes a deep dive into the fundamentals of preserving and offers both simple and adventurous, and totally flavor-forward recipes.” —Chef Curtis Stone, New York Times bestselling author and chef/owner of Maude Restaurant
Here’s a peek at the menu!
****Limited tickets available for this feast on Wednesday, September 13th. Grab a spot HERE!
There’s no better way to send off summer than with a seafood feast cooked by one of the most qualified experts in the biz, Kristin Donovan from Hooked! Donovan will be preparing the next Harvest Table Dinner at the Gladstone on August 30th and we wanted you to get to know our next guest chef!
Kristin Donovan is the co-owner and co-founder of Hooked, alongside her husband, Dan Donovan. The two come from backgrounds as professional chefs and decided to shake up the world of fish mongering. As a fish store, sustainability and education are at the core of everything they do. Hooked has a history of linking good food to the community and our environment, which is precisely what our Harvest Table dinners set out to do. Our Harvest Wednesday’s series was established when the Gladstone invested in a share at Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A. (Community Shared Agriculture Farm). At the Gladstone, we value knowing where our food has come from and we seek to make meaningful connections with farmers, as well as customers, to develop a better understanding of our consumption.
Everyone working at Hooked is a chef, with an understanding of how to prepare fish, as well as how to catch it without depleting the stock! If it’s not sustainable, they won’t sell it. They’ve set new standards within their industry and are paving a new way forward for sustainable fisheries. Hooked even manages their own freight to ensure they have control over the entire process. The duo also realizes that no matter how well the fish was farmed, you’ve got to cook it properly! Hooked offers cooking classes at their retail locations, teaching the intricacies of cooking fish with as little waste as possible, while maximizing the taste!
We can’t think of a chef better suited to preparing a seafood night at the Gladstone. Enjoy some of Kristin’s thoughtfully selected fish and culinary prowess at this 4-course meal on Wednesday, August 30th! Celebrate a homegrown business fighting the good food fight. Tickets HERE.