Food - Drink - Fashion
The 4th Annual Fall Flavours Festival Draws Celebrity Chefs.
Charlottetown – June 20, 2011 - Some of Canada’s top celebrity chefs will visit Prince Edward Island during this year’s Fall Flavours Festival, a month-long celebration of local culinary offerings held in communities across the Island.
“Prince Edward Island is increasingly becoming known as a premier tourism destination for food lovers. The continued growth of the Prince Edward Island Fall Flavours Festival is a testament to the excellent products grown and processed right here in our province,” said Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Vessey. “The festival is also a great way to offer our target markets the quality culinary experiences they are looking for, extend our shoulder season, and provide packaging opportunities for tourism accommodations.”
Food Network Canada hosts Chef Lynn Crawford, Chef Mark McEwan and Chef Corbin Tomaszeski will all participate in Fall Flavours events this year.
The official host of this year’s festival is the Prince Edward Island Chefs Association, which will be represented by Chef Ross Munro. Munro, the chef at Sim’s Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar in Charlottetown, was recently named Prince Edward Island’s Chef of the Year for 2011.
The Prince Edward Island Fall Flavours Festival, held Sept. 2-25, is presented by the Prince Edward Island Culinary Alliance. The festival is an Island-wide event that brings producers, chefs and tourism industry partners together to offer visitors and Islanders some of Prince Edward Island’s best culinary offerings.
“The line up of some of North America’s best chefs attending this year’s events really speaks to the high caliber of the Prince Edward Island Fall Flavours Festival,” said Chef Jeff McCourt, chairman of the Prince Edward Island Culinary Alliance. “Harvest time in Prince Edward Island is a food-lover’s dream, with some of the freshest produce, meat and seafood products available anywhere.”
Chef Corbin appears as a host on Food Network Canada’s Crash My Kitchen, Dinner Party Wars and Restaurant Makeover. He will kick off the Fall Flavours Festival at Le Festin Acadien avec Homard Sept. 2 in Abram’s Village. He will also host a lobster party on the beach in West Point on Sept. 3.
McEwan, host of The Heat and Top Chef Canada, will be the guest host for the Best of Beef in Summerside Sept. 9. He will also host the Red Sands Potato Fest Cultural Feast Sept. 10 at Port- la-Joye - Fort Amherst National Historic Site.
Crawford is a host on Food Network Canada’s Pitchin’ In and Restaurant Makeover. She will be the guest host for the Applelicious Festival Sept. 18 in Arlington. Crawford will also host a special Chef on Board evening cruise along the Island’s south eastern coastline on board NFL’s HMS Confederation Sept. 23, as well as Picnic in the Park at Cavendish Grove in PEI National Park in Cavendish Sept. 24.
A full schedule of events will be released in early July when tickets go on sale.