Taste of Coastal Communities with celebrity chefs
A new series of events has been added to the Fall Flavours Festival to celebrate the 10th year anniversary. Taste of Coastal Communities and a new VIP Experience were announced recently by Festival organizers at Sobeys, the Festival’s 2017 Title Sponsor.
Chef Michael Smith has partnered with Food Island Partnership for the new Taste of Coastal Communities Experiences to recruit what he knows to be the best of the best in Canadian chefs.
The three Taste of Coastal Communities events for 2017 include: Taste of Historic Georgetown with Chef Paul Rogalski (September 7), Taste of Tyne Valley with Chef Jesse Vergen (September 21) and Taste of North Rustico with Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson (September 29).
Chef Paul Rogalski is from Calgary Rouge and he is the highest-rated Canadian ever on the San Pellegrino global list. Experience Georgetown venues and restaurants, including The Kings Playhouse, Georgetown Inn, Edens Gate, and Maroon Pig.
Chef Jesse Vergen is a Top Chef Canada All-Star and one of the few chefs who not only creates his meals, but invests in the hunting, foraging and raising of the dishes he creates. Vergen will join chefs from Tyne Valley to create a meal that showcases the town’s history in farming, fishing and shipbuilding.
Enjoy a traditional East Coast kitchen party featuring local chefs and Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson. They co-own four restaurants including the award winning CHARCUT Roast House in Calgary. DeSousa is a Top Chef Canada All Star. “The Rustico Kitchen Party” is a traditional Island kitchen party style event inspired by our fishing community with grazing stations provided by North Rustico’s restaurateurs.
The Ultimate Chef’s Table will be hosted at the RiverShed in Oyster Bed Bridge. VIP guests can come together for the dinner party where celebrity Chef Corbin Tomaszeski and Sims Corner Chef Kyle Panton will host an exclusive, intimate culinary experience at PEI’s newest venue overlooking Rustico River.
Hosted by Canada’s Food Island, Fall Flavours takes place at locations across PEI from September 1 to October 1. For ticket information and a complete schedule of events and the many chefs involved, visit www.fallflavours.ca or call 1-866-960-9912.