Taste of Toronto to become the city's best outdoor food experience at Fork York in July
Featuring specially created menus and exclusive opportunities with the city's most acclaimed chefs, the inaugural four-day festival will offer Torontonians a new and exciting food experience, distinguishing itself from other local culinary events.
An international sensation, IMG's Taste Festivals are held in 20 cities around the world including London, Sydney, Cape Town, Milan, Dubai and Moscow.
- 'Some of the planet's finest restaurants attend this culinary festival' - Shortlist, London
- 'Taste has become a firm Gourmet Traveller favourite, the opportunity to sample the city's best restaurants under one 'roof' is unique and outrageously fun' - Australian Gourmet Traveller
- 'Taste is, year after year, full of new ideas, initiatives, extraordinary culinary involvement and ambition' - Corriere della Sera, Italy
- 'The festival is a culinary extravaganza.........a foodie heaven' - Irish Independent
"We are excited to join the roster of top chefs and restaurants that participate in the Taste Festivals around the world," said Mark McEwan of McEwan Group. "It says a lot about the city's food scene - that such an internationally respected festival is doing its North American launch in Toronto."
Participating local restaurants will present the city's foodies with twists on the tastes they love, with each chef creating three new dishes for the event. Confirmed participants for Taste of Toronto include Mark McEwan of McEwan Group, Stuart Cameron of Patria and Weslodge, Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station, Grand Electric's Colin Tooke, Ben Heaton of The Grove, David Neinstein of Barque Smokehouse, and Damon Campbell of Bosk, with more to be announced soon.
"Taste of Toronto brings local restaurants and chefs together to create a one-of-a-kind weekend," said Meghan O'Hanlon, director, Taste Festivals. "We want to champion Toronto's food scene by creating an event that celebrates everything we love about food in this city."
Visitors can purchase signature small plates from the participating restaurants and sip, sample and shop in the festival market where nearly 50 local producers will sell their wares. Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar and other international chefs to be announced soon will further engage guests through retail pop-ups, talks, workshops and cooking classes.
"Following the success this event has had in other cities around the world, we knew Toronto was the perfect location for Taste's North American debut, given its constantly booming and evolving food scene," said Sam Galet, vice-president, managing director, IMG Canada. "Taste of Toronto will complement our existing lifestyle portfolio in the city, which also includes World MasterCard Fashion Week."
Taste of Toronto will host six, four-hour sessions for ticket holders, spanning both lunch and dinner. Tickets for each session will be on sale in late March, starting at $25 for a standard ticket. For more information or to sign up to receive regular Taste of Toronto updates, visit tasteoftoronto.com.
Website: tasteoftoronto.com, tastefestivals.com
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 surroundings.
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