Despite the continued success of 1000 Tastes of Toronto in recent years, the Luminato Festival has decided to shake upA�their culinary offerings for 2014. The result isA�Taste of the BeachA�presented by President�s ChoiceA� Black Label Collection, a refreshing coastal getaway in the heart of the city.
On Saturday, June 7 from 12pm to 5pm, festivalgoers at David Pecaut Square willA�enjoy the tastes and tunes of a holiday under the sun at Cardboard Beach. TheA�immersive installation, designed by Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros, will beA�decked out with all the seaside essentials � from umbrellas and chairs to changingA�booths and breakwaters � calling to mind a leisurely island vacation without theA�hassle of having to leave town!
Located in The Festival Hub, Taste of the Beach will serve up an extensiveA�barbecue themed menu, with vegetarian and vegan offerings. Culinary talentsA�include:
- Tom Filippou from President�s Choice Cooking Schools
- Paola Solorzano from Santo Pecado Catering
- Jason Rees from Pork Ninjas Barbecue and Catering Team
- Luis Valenzuela from Carmen Cocina EspaA�ola
- Felipe Faccioli, Patrick Fraser and Tulio Lessa from MATA
- Jose Hadad from Mad Mexican
- Daniel Holloway and Marie Fitrion from Urban Acorn Catering
- Yumiko Kobayaski from Windup Bird CafA�
- Ryan Wilson-Lall from Frank
- Marta Kusel from Cardinal Rule
Highlighting the collaborative nature of the arts, the local chefs were paired withA�Luminato Festival artists to develop flavourful dishes with a summertime flair. IfA�only all partnerships were so tasty!
?It is amazing to discover that other side in artists and see how passionately theyA�talk about food,? says Jorn Weisbrodt, Artistic Director of Luminato Festival. ?It isA�one of our real endeavours when we work with artists that we show our audienceA�their many facets and create many different connections within the program that weA�do.?
Taste of the Beach is free to attend with the custom-made dishes available for $5A�each.
The Festival Hub will also be home to the Luminato Lounge featuring Parts &A�Labour. Open every day of the Festival from 12pm until late, the Lounge will featureA�the cocktails and comfort food that put the Parkdale restaurant on the map. YouA�won�t want to miss the edible eats that Luminato 2014 has to offer.
About the Luminato Festival
Luminato Festival is Toronto�s international multi-arts festival for people open to having art change their outlook on the world. ForA�ten days each June, the festival transforms theatres, parks and public spaces acrossA�the city, encouraging artists to come play, share and create. Now in its 8thA�Luminato has become one of North America�s leading arts festivals. The LuminatoA�Festival runs June 6-15, 2014.