"Hotline Bling" singer, Sprite can star, and current dance craze sensation Drake has a hot new restaurant in his hometown of Toronto: Fring's, which officially opened toward the end of October.
While Drizzy has previously studied the culinary arts under Donkey Sauce master Guy Fieri, his chef partner in Fring's is considerably more pedigreed: It's Susur Lee, Top Chef Masters alum and owner of several other restaurants including Lee in Toronto and Chinois in Singapore.
The menu for Fring's — which may or may not be named after chicken-slinging villain Gus Fring from Breaking Bad? — reads like a who's-who list of mid-aughts culinary trends, with dishes such as avocado toast, a kale Caesar salad, maple-glazed fried chicken, and grilled octopus, plus a $20 side of truffle fries. The cocktail menu resists making any Aubrey Graham-related puns (Champagne Papi?), instead opting for drinks with names like Proper Ting, a vodka-cranberry concoction fancied up with egg white, and the straightforward Coconut Lime Mojito.
House & Home talked to Fring's design team, including Lee's wife Brenda Bent, about the inspiration for the space, which includes teal granite countertops, furry armchairs, velvet banquettes, and chandeliers made from clear plastic clotheshangers.
Obsessive Drake fans dying to eat at Fring's will probably want to book a table early — per OpenTable, only a handful of tables are available over the next two weeks. Take an inside look at Fring's courtesy of the restaurant's Instagram account, below: