ABRAM-VILLAGE – Chef Austin Clement has high expectations for this year’s Fall Flavours Festival.
If the turnout on Friday at Le Festin Acadien Avec Homard in Abram-Village was any indication, this year’s event will be bigger than ever.
“2014 is a big year in P.E.I., and all festival event organizers have worked really hard to take their events to another level,” said Clement, vice-chairman of the Prince Edward Island Culinary Alliance. “Le Festin, selling out with guest host Food Network Celebrity Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, shows just how excited people are about the festival.”
Fall Flavours officially kicks off this weekend with the first of its 11 Signature Events.
“The plan to build the festival using Food Network Celebrity Chefs hosting its Signature Events is working,” says Clement. “When we put chefs like Lynn Crawford, Mark McEwan, Anna Olson and Chuck Hughes right in front of people and they show what they can do, people are amazed. They want more…”
P.E.I.’s own internationally recognized Chef Michael Smith, Chef Corbin Tomaszeski and Chef Massimo Capra are the other Food Network Celebrity Chefs hosting at the Festival in 2014.
Oysters on the Pier, hosted by Food Network Celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes is also already sold out
“Culinary Events are also attracting a lot of attention,” said Chef Clement, “People are keen to try our new Culinary Events: Culinary Institute’s Chef Series, Feast Alfresco at the Farm Centre, Sir Andrew MacPhail’s Heritage Meal, The Winemakers Dinner, Fun Family Food Festival at the Farm Centre and Combinations - Chef's Demo & Live Music at Stanley Bridge Country Resort.”
Apart from the scheduled culinary events, the festival features an extensive restaurant dining program. A complete list of restaurants and menus are available at www.fallflavours.ca. Patrons also have the opportunity to win Fall Flavours foodie prizes by snapping a #foodselfie at any of the participating restaurants and entering the online contest.
“Great food, great venues and some of the finest chefs on the planet - it’s going to be incredible, with something for everyone,” said Clement.
The Fall Flavours Festival is held at venues across Prince Edward Island from Sept. 5 to 28.
For information, visit www.fallflavours.ca or call 1-866-960-9912.