• Keri Alkema at the Hilton's Tundra Restaurant

    By COC Staff

    After touring the Hilton Toronto’s freshly renovated top floor suites, soprano Keri Alkema, who sings Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena, visited the Tundra Restaurant at the Hilton Toronto to learn more about their delicious spring menu.

    In this video series, Executive Chef Kevin Prendergast and sous chefs Aaron Chen & Matthew Varner, take the soprano through three of the recipes on Tundra's new spring 2018 menu: the Roasted Asparagus Salad, the Grilled Whey Brined Pork Chop, and the Tundra Honeycomb Cocoa Berry Chocolate Bar! Keri also visits the hotel's poolside bar, to learn how to make one of her favorite drinks, the Classic Manhattan, with Assistant Director of Food & Beverage, Jonathan Joaquim.

    Appetizer: Roasted Asparagus Salad
    with Sous Chef Matthew Varner

    Entrée: Grilled Whey Brined Pork Chop
    with Executive Chef Kevin Prendergast

    Dessert: Tundra Honeycomb Cocoa Berry Chocolate Bar
    with Executive Sous Chef Aaron Chen

    Keri wrapped up her recent visit at the Hilton Toronto by taking advantage of a beautiful sunny day to pair a sneak peek at the hotel’s pool-side bar with getting some tips on how to make one of her favourite drinks to enjoy post-performance.

    Watch the video below for the trick to a perfect Classic Manhattan. You can find the recipe below the video!

    Drink: Classic Manhattan
    with Assistant Director of Food & Beverage, Jonathan Joaquim

    Classic Manhattan


    1.5oz. Crown Royal Whiskey

    .5 oz Sweet Vermouth

    1-3 dashes bitters

    Orange Twist

    Maraschino cherries


    Glassware - Rocks Glass/Martini Glass

    1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, stir until chilled
    2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish

    Click here for more information about the Hilton Toronto and the Tundra Restaurant

    Posted in Hilton Toronto


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