With fans from North America and beyond asking for more, the Fall Flavours Festival has obliged, adding another week to the 2019 schedule which now runs just over five weeks, from August 30 to October 6, 2019.
The extra time to enjoy the 2019 Festival brings several new events, new chefs and the return of many favourite events and celebrity chefs. Sobeys has again stepped up as the Festival’s Title Sponsor, continuing its support for local products and Island farmers and fishers. The Signature Events, Taste of Coastal Communities and guest chef lineup were announced today at the Stratford Sobeys Extra store.
Atlantic Lottery continues its outstanding support for the Festival as sponsor for Taste of Coastal Communities. This series of seaside culinary experiences has grown to become a major feature of the Festival, each hosted by working chefs who are making a reputation for themselves on the national food scene. This year, Chef Justin Cournoyer of Actinolite Restaurant, Toronto will host Taste of Georgetown on September 5, Chef Ryan Crawford from Backhouse Restaurant, Niagara will host Taste of Tyne Valley on September 12 and Chef Justin Wolfe from Los Lobos London will host Taste of North Rustico on September 27. Each Taste of Coastal event showcases one of PEI’s unique coastal communities and the fresh local tastes from the nearby area. In addition to its sponsorship, Atlantic Lottery is also host to the Signature event, An Exclusive Evening at Red Shores, on September 11, hosted this year by Chef Ned Bell, founder of Chefs for Oceans, with Red Shores Executive Chef Andrew Smith.
Other new events in 2019 include the new Signature Event, Dinner with Antonio Park at the Montague Watefront on September 28 and Chef’s Island hosted by the PEI Chefs Association will return to the Delta on October 4. As well the new Fall Flavours Fire Up Fund will be providing support to two new private sector culinary events: Supreme of the South Shore in Crapaud on September 14 and The Great PEI Bake-Off at Harmony House on September 28.
The Festival welcomes back popular chef hosts including Lynn Crawford, Danny Smiles, Corbin Tomaszeski, Antonio Park, Chuck Hughes, Todd Perrin and PEI’s own Michael Smith as Signature Event hosts. The full list of Signature Events and Chefs for 2019 includes:
- Le Festin acadien avec homard (Aug. 30, Chef Danny Smiles)
- Toe Taps & Taters (Sept. 6, Chef Lynn Crawford)
- Oysters on the Pier (Sept. 7, Chef Michael Smith)
- Lobster Party on the Beach (Sept. 8, Chef Corbin)
- Beef N’ Blues (Sept. 13, Chef Michael Smith)
- PEI International Shellfish Festival and Feast & Frolic (Sept. 19 – 22, Chefs Michael Smith and Lynn Crawford)
- Savour Victoria (Sept. 21, Chef Chuck Hughes)
- Chuck & Friends (Sept. 22, Chef Chuck Hughes)
- The Ultimate Chef’s Table (Sept. 26, Chef Todd Perrin)
- Dinner with Antonio Park (Sept. 28, Chef Antonio Park)
- Chef’s Island (Oct. 4, Chef Corbin)
- Harbour Feast (Oct. 5, Chef Chuck Hughes)
- Grilling and Chilling (Oct. 6, Chef Michael Smith)
The Festival also includes a series of Culinary Events – more intimate dining events, Culinary Adventures – hands on food experiences, and a special Restaurant Dining Program featuring the best from PEI’s talented local chefs. Complete Festival details are available on the Festival’s website, featuring a new look, easy to use event links and quick access for ticket purchase. Tickets are on sale now, with savings to be had for those who take advantage of the early bird prices (10% off Signature and Taste of Coastal Events) in effect until August 31st. For tickets and information, visit www.fallflavours.ca or call 1-866-960-9912.
Morgan Martin, Food Island Partnership
(902) 367 – 4411
Fall Flavours Festival
The Fall Flavours is proudly presented by Sobeys. The Festival is hosted by Canada’s Food Island and is an initiative of the Food Island Partnership. Fall Flavours takes place at locations across Prince Edward Island from August 30th – October 6th, 2019.
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“Innovative thinking has been propelling our growing tourism industry, bringing new experiences to visitors, and immersing them in the local culture of rural and urban PEI communities. The Government of Canada is pleased to support the 2019 Fall Flavours Festival, a model of creativity and growth in culinary tourism, and a key driver in PEI’s tourism economy.”
- The Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
Province of PEI
“The Fall Flavours Festival has firmly established itself as one of Canada’s premiere culinary celebrations featuring the very best local food and talent from Prince Edward Island. It’s also helped to further extend the fall season by attracting hundreds of off Island visitors to our province during what previously was a slower time of year for tourism operators. The addition of another week to the festival will allow even more people to enjoy and further extend the season.”
- The Honourable Matthew MacKay, Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
Canada’s Food Island
“Every year we have more new patrons coming from around the world to enjoy our Festival,” says Greg Donald, Vice-Chair of Food Island Partnership, the Festival host. “Extending the Festival creates opportunity for even more people to join us here in Canada’s Food Island for this incredible culinary experience. The combination of Prince Edward Island’s unique flavours, incredibly talented celebrity and local chefs, and our unique Island venues makes the Festival a major attraction for people who love great food experiences. With the support of Title Sponsor Sobeys and Taste of Coastal Communities Sponsor Atlantic Lottery, we’re looking forward to bringing even more visitors to Prince Edward Island this fall.”
Atlantic Lottery is proud to support The PEI Fall Flavours Festival and to be a part of this unique culinary adventure that brings the communities and local tastes & traditions of Prince Edward Island to life. “We are thrilled to be involved with Fall Flavours again this year by presenting the Taste of Coastal Communities events, and we will be proudly hosting an exclusive evening at our very own Red Shores, Top of the Park restaurant,” said Sean Furlong, Dining Experience Manager, Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. “Atlantic Lottery is truly honoured to give back to Atlantic Canada by supporting festivals and events that celebrate our people and the cultural roots that make this place so special.” #ALCommunityProud