Taste of Toronto

Front Of The Line presale for American Express Cardmembers begins
today, with general tickets on sale Monday, April 20

TORONTO, ON – Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Taste of Toronto, IMG’s premiere Taste Festival in North America, descending on Fort York National Historic Site from July 2 – 5. American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. today, through an exclusive presale under the Front Of The Line program. The general public may purchase tickets starting April 20 at 10 a.m.

An international sensation held in 22 cities annually, including London, Dubai, Amsterdam, Milan and launching in Paris this year, Taste Festivals provide a unique culinary experience for food lovers around the world. This summer, visit Taste of Toronto to sample outstanding dishes from some of the city’s top restaurants and interact with local and international top chefs at even more cooking classes and demonstrations, all while enjoying one of the city’s most beautiful green spaces.

Taste of Toronto is excited to announce the latest additions to its all-star group of culinary talent: Jonathan Waxman and Matt Robertson of Montecito; Ted Corrado and Matt DeMille of The Drake Hotel, The Drake Devonshire and Drake One Fifty; and Adrian Niman of Rasa. Also joining this year’s inspiring line-up, Michael van den Winkel
of Little Sister and MasterChef Canada judge Michael Bonacini with the talented chef team behind Oliver & Bonacini restaurants. Fans of last year’s festival will be delighted to welcome back crowd-favourites Victor Barry of Splendido; Cory Vitiello of The Harbord Room and THR&Co.; Carl Heinrich of Richmond Station; David Neinstein of Barque Smokehouse; Damon Campbell of Bosk; and Elia Herrera of Los Colibris.

Tickets for the world-renowned restaurant festival start at $19 and grant access to one of six lunch or dinner sessions from Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5. Visitors can indulge in signature small plates from each participating restaurant, as well as sip, sample and shop from the boutique food and drink market, where artisan producers and
premium brands showcase their finest. With over 70 participating exhibitors, guests will have their pick of Toronto’s finest olive oils, jams, cheeses and beverages, including Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Beretta Family Farms, Mary Macleod’s Shortbread, Mill Street Brewery, Ninutik Maple, Upper Canada Cheese Company and Walter All-Natural
Craft Caesar Mix.

Sure to be the highlight of the summer season, Taste of Toronto will be bigger and better than ever with live food demonstrations at the Taste Theatre, wine tastings sessions in the Tasting Room featuring host Franco Stalteri of Charlie’s Burgers, hands-on cooking classes with top chefs in the Metro Master Class, chef Q&As, as well as live music. A new addition to this year’s onsite interactive experience is the Toronto Life Chef’s Table, offering the unique opportunity to converse with top chefs on a variety of topics in an intimate setting.

American Express Cardmembers may take advantage of the Front Of The Line presale by choosing from two exclusive packages:

•General Admission Package: Two general admission tickets for $32 (save up to $18).

•American Express VIP Offer $80 ($10 off). Add some sparkle to your day with a VIP. ticket and enjoy unlimited access to the VIP lounge, $30 Crowns, 1 beverage and fast track festival entry.

•Food Lover’s Package $99: Two general admission tickets, two drink vouchers, $30 worth of bonus “Crowns”, one gift of choice from Taste Producers Market.

General tickets start from $19, youth (6-15) tickets are $15 and children under 5 attend for free. VIP and Premium ticket packages are also available. (Ticketing link for more information: http://tasteoftoronto.com/ticket-packs-and-prices/) To purchase tickets or for more information, sign up to receive regular Taste of Toronto updates at tasteoftoronto.com. More exciting chefs, restaurants and programming to be announced soon.

For more information visit tasteoftoronto.com or follow us on Twitter @TasteofToronto and Instagram @TasteofToronto.
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The full list of participating chefs and restaurants to date:

Victor Barry, Splendido
Michael Bonacini, Oliver & Bonacini
Damon Campbell, Bosk
Ted Corrado and Matt DeMille, The Drake Hotel, The Drake Devonshire and Drake One Fifty
Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station
Elia Herrera, Los Colibris
David Neinstein, Barque Smokehouse
Adrian Niman, Rasa
Gerry Quintero, El Caballito
Michael van den Winkel, Little Sister
Cory Vitiello, The Harbord Room and THR & Co.
Jonathan Waxman and Matt Robertson, Montecito

Taste of Toronto is also proud to be working with American Express Canada, Metro, Nespresso, All-Clad, San Pellegrino, Pilsner Urquell, Shangri-La Toronto and True North Salmon.

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