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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Two free day-long festivals celebrate the tastes, sounds and cultures of Asia

MEDIA ADVISORY
Pan-Asian Flavours Abound
Sept. 15-16

WHO & WHERE:       Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

WHAT:                    In advance of Mid-Autumn Festival, a holiday celebrated across Asia to mark the harvest, two day-long festivals delight the senses with a range of culinary, musical, theatrical, artistic and other offerings.

Vietnamese Lantern Festival
Presented by CIBC
Co-produced by Vietnamese Women’s Association of Toronto

                   Saturday, Sept. 15
Noon-8 p.m.

Fortune Cooking Festival
Presented by CIBC
Sunday, Sept. 16
Noon-6 p.m.

WHAT, EXACTLY:
·         Saturday’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival features a mooncake tasting booth, a Thien Le Ao Dai Competition that showcases the traditional clothing, musical performances, crafts, food and more;
·         On Saturday night (at 8:30 p.m.), catch a screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi to whet your appetite for Sunday’s food-centric event;
·         Sunday’s Fortune Cooking Festival features the culinary showdown Iron Chef: Street Food Edition pitting Hawker Bar’s Alec Martin vs Chippy’s John Lee, street food demos from some of Toronto’s hottest chefs, performances from drum-and-dance ensemble Raging Asian Women and others;
·         ...and much more!

HOW (MUCH):          It’s all FREE!

WHY:            To savour a wide range of Pan-Asian culture and flavours and experience all that the season has to offer.
 For more information the public may call 416-973-4000 or visit
harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/vietnameselantern
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