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Friday, August 17, 2012

Fortune Cooking Festival Sept. 16 at Harbourfront Centre

Celebrate the tastes, sights and sounds of Asia

TORONTO, ON (Aug. 16, 2012) – Harbourfront Centre is pleased to announce our celebration of Pan-Asian food and culture.

The Fortune Cooking Festival presented by CIBC highlights the amazing array of culinary traditions and trends that encompass the Asian continent, and gives audiences a taste of the culture that surrounds them.

The Fortune Cooking Festival, held on Sunday, Sept. 16, builds on the flavours of the Vietnamese Lantern Festival, which will be held the day before.

Witness culinary traditions and trends that are constantly at a crossroads as they are embraced, transformed and redefined by cultures around the world; savour a sampling of some of the city’s top restaurants, where Asian flavours have been transformed into something local; and catch performances and crafts celebrating and showcasing elements of Asian culture. 

Full event listings are attached. Highlights of Fortune Cooking Festival include:
  • A Saturday-night (Sept 15) screening of the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi to lead into the festival;
  • In the ever-popular Iron Chef Competition, local chefs specialising in Asian cuisine face off in a battle to creatively employ the secret ingredient;
  • Cooking demos from the Toronto Garlic Festival, Lamesa Filipino Kitchen and EDO’s Ryo Ozawa;
  • Performances by Raging Asian Women, Samprdaya Dance Creations and others;
  • …and much more!
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, not-for-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront. Our summer festival season runs from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend, and features over 20 festivals and events that offer The World in One Place. For more information visit harbourfrontcentre.com/summer

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. In 2011, CIBC contributed more than $35 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.

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