Taste of Toronto tickets on sale May 1
TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - As the highly-anticipated launch of IMG's Taste Festivals in North
America grows closer, Taste of Toronto announced that tickets are now on sale. The newest addition to a league
of over 20 Taste Festivals around the world, Taste of Toronto will
excite and delight Toronto's culinary foodies when it plays host to
many of the city's top restaurants, chefs and food producers over the
course of four days at Fort York National Historic Site, July 24 to 27.
Taste of Toronto also announced the latest group of inspiring, culinary
masterminds who will be featuring at the festival: David Chang of Momofuku, Cory Vitiello of The Harbord Room and THR & Co.; Geoffrey Hopgood of Hopgood's Foodliner; Anthony Rose of Rose and Sons, Big Crow and the recently opened Fat Pasha; and Lachlan Culjak of Yours Truly. Also joining the lineup are Elia Herrara of the soon to be opened Los Colibris and Gerry Quintero of sister cantina El Caballito; Koji Tashrio of JaBistro; Ippei Iwata of Guu Toronto; Aki Urata of Kinton Ramen; and Chantana "Top" Srisomphan of Khao San Road.
Tickets to the North American debut of the internationally famed
restaurant festival will start at $30 and grant access to one of six
lunch or dinner sessions from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July
27. Guests can purchase signature small plates from each of the
participating restaurants, as well as sip, sample and shop the festival
market featuring nearly 50 premium local producers including Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, Walter all-natural craft Caesar mix, Green House
Juice Co., Upper Canada Cheese Company, Ninutik Maple and many more.
Taste of Toronto also invites guests to engage with top chefs and enjoy
live food demonstrations, chef Q&As, interactive cooking classes,
expert wine tastings, live music and other entertainment, in what is
certain to be the social event of the summer.
"With over sixteen of the city's hottest chefs and restaurants confirmed
so far, and more details to be announced very soon, we can feel the
excitement building for the first-ever Taste of Toronto," said Justin Clarke, Managing Director, Taste Festivals. "We are counting down the days and are so thrilled to be launching Taste
Festivals in North America at Toronto's Fort York."
"Since its launch as just one show in London, England in 2004, Taste
Festivals have rapidly grown into a global phenomenon now held in 20
cities around the world including London, Sydney, Cape Town, Milan,
Dubai and Moscow. Acquired by IMG in 2013, the growth of Taste
Festivals around the world continues and Toronto was a natural choice
to launch in North America with its rich culinary scene. We would like
to thank the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto and IMG Canada
for their support in creating the Taste of Toronto" added Stephen Flint Wood, Senior Vice President, IMG.
American Express Cardmembers have access to two exclusive packages as
part of the Front of the Line program:
General Admission Package: Two general admission tickets ($25 each) and
$12 bonus "Crowns" (Taste Festival currency)
Food Lover's Package: Two general admission tickets, two drink vouchers,
$30 worth of bonus "Crowns", one gift choice from Taste Producers Market
Treat your taste buds at the world's greatest restaurant
festival! Tickets start from $30; to purchase tickets or for more
information sign up to receive regular Taste of Toronto updates at tasteoftoronto.com.
Website: tasteoftoronto.com, tastefestivals.com
Participating chefs and restaurants to date include:
Stuart Cameron, Patria, Weslodge and Byblos
Damon Campbell, Bosk
Lachlan Culjak, Yours Truly
Ben Heaton, The Grove
Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station
Elia Herrera, Los Colibris
Geoffrey Hopgood, Hopgood's Foodliner
Ippei Iwata, Guu Toronto
Mark McEwan, The McEwan Group
David Neinstein, Barque Smokehouse
Gerry Quintero, El Caballito
Anthony Rose, Rose and Sons, Big Crow and Fat Pasha
Chantana Srisomphan, Khao San Road
Koji Tashiro, JaBistro
Aki Urata, Kinton Ramen
Cory Vitiello, The Harbord Room and THR & Co.
Taste of Toronto is also proud to be working with American Express
Canada, Metro, Nespresso, All-Clad, San Pellegrino, Pilsner Urquell and
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto.
About Taste Festivals:
Taste Festivals, an IMG event, is considered the world's greatest restaurant festival.
The festival concept began 10 years ago in London, England, and has
rapidly grown into an international event with festivals in 20 cities
around the world including Dubai, Amsterdam, Milan, Moscow, Melbourne,
Dublin, Mumbai, Sydney, and Johannesburg, to name a few. Everywhere it
goes, Taste represents a gourmand's dream come true: delicious food
created by the city's greatest restaurants, world famous chefs, superb
drink and outstanding entertainment, set in stunning outdoor
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Image with caption: "Taste of Toronto featured chefs David Chang (Momofuku), Mark McEwan (The McEwan Group) and Cory Vitiello (The Harbord Room and THR&Co.) at the April 29 launch party. (Photo Credit: Ryan Emberley) (CNW Group/Taste of Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140501_C6106_PHOTO_EN_39855.jpg
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