Fall Flavours Festival
Food Network Canada Celebrity chefs to host PEI Fall Flavours Festival events
A star-studded lineup that featured some of Canada’s top celebrity chefs created mouth-watering dishes featuring Prince Edward Island culinary products during this past year’s Fall Flavours Festival.
Prince Edward Island’s land is rich and generous, and each fall offers up an abundance of fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy. The Island is equally famous for seafood, harvested from its surrounding waters. September is Fall Flavours Festival month. In 2012, there were more than 75 events to choose from, including Le Festin Acadien Avec Homard, Beef n’ Blues, Picnic in the Park, Lobster Party on the Beach and the PEI International Shellfish Festival. Don’t miss Chef On Board and Applelicious: Meal in the Field. New events for 2012 included The Great Island Grilled Cheese Challenge and Savour Victoria! Culinary Adventures had participants shucking oysters, wine pairing, creating culinary delights, and much more.
In 2012, we were pleased to welcome such world-renowned celebrity Chefs as Michael Smith, Anna Olson, Susur Lee, Mark McEwan, Corbin Tomaszeski, Carl Heinrich and special guest Bob Blumer as they attended the annual Fall Flavours Festival last September on Prince Edward Island!
We were delighted to have these great chefs take part in Fall Flavours 2012... they were awesome!
Aug 31, 2012
Le Festin Acadien Avec Homard - Abram Village
Hosted by Chef Alain Bosse
The Evangeline agricultural exhibition and Acadian festival will feature a grand feast of Acadian food and lobster hosted by celebrity chef and Evangeline & Gabriel. All served in a traditional Acadian setting and atmosphere. Featuring lively animation and Acadian style entertainers that will get you tap dancing!
Sep 7, 2012
Beef n' Blues - Summerside
Hosted by Chef Carl Heinrich
Savour the twelve Atlantic Signature Beef culinary creations prepared by our Food Network celebrity chef and local chefs. Each dish features magnificent Fall colours and flavours, and is served up with groovy blues music and Island drinks. An evening that promises to be a “CUT” above the rest!
Sep 8, 2012
Picnic in the Park - Cavendish
Hosted by Chef Anna Olson
Join us in Cavendish at Cavendish Grove in the PEI National Park for a truly unique culinary picnic experience with special guest Chef Anna Olson. We supply the “picnic basket”, picnic tables and blankets. Scrumptious food made especially for you by our regional chefs and the renowned Culinary Institute of Canada. Our culinary team will provide you with choices of BBQ delights, fresh veggies, chowder, homemade breads and desserts. Entertainment and chef demonstrations offer lots of fun, while walks led by park interpreters provide a different view of the park. September is the perfect picnic month, we hope you'll join us for a great experience!
Sep 9, 2012
Lobster Party on the Beach - West Point
Hosted by Chef Susur Lee
This Signature Event features guest chef Susur Lee and all the great things that coastal PEI offers. You will be on sensory overload as you experience soft sand, ocean breezes, lilting beach grass and fresh PEI lobster cooked to perfection. The event is simply and purely “Lobster on the Beach”
Sep 13, 2012
Feast & Frolic – PEI International Shellfish Festival - Charlottetown
Hosted by Chefs Michael Smith and Mark McEwan
A dining experience like no other! This is the Festival’s finest event, where you can rub shoulders, break bread and crack shells with our celebrity chefs. On-stage and on-screen Food Network’s very own Chefs Michael Smith and Mark McEwan will each prepare show stopping dishes for you to enjoy. Cameras take you behind the scenes and allow you to watch as the Culinary Institute of Canada prep and plate your PEI shellfish feast. Expect plenty of opportunities to chat with the celebs (perhaps a few photo ops!). This interactive night opens with a showcase of Island oyster growers – where your vote helps decide the People’s Choice. Then dance off the oysters and mussels at our traditional Island Kitchen Party! This is the not-to-be-missed event of the Fall Flavours Festival. A casual evening featuring Oyster Grower of the Year Reception and 4 course sit down shellfish dinner.
Sep 13-16, 2012
PEI International Shellfish Festival presented by Global - Charlottetown
Hosted by Chef Michael Smith
Celebrating PEI Shellfish! The 17th Annual PEI International Shellfish Festival is four days packed with culinary demos, celebrity chefs, exciting (and delicious) chowder, oyster shucking competitions and Atlantic Canada's largest kitchen party! Don't miss your chance to be up close and personal with Chef Michael Smith.
Sep 15, 2012
Applelicious: Meal in the Field - Arlington Orchards
Hosted by Chef Mark McEwan
Join us Saturday evening for an apple cider and cheese reception followed by an elegant Harvest Supper hosted by Chef Mark McEwan. Taste what sinful delights our Chef is cooking up for a romantic dinner under the big tent set up in the middle of the orchard.
Sep 22, 2012
Chef on Board - MV Confederation, Northumberland Ferries, Wood Islands
Hosted by Chef Corbin
Chef on Board, a Fall Flavours Signature Event featuring Chef Corbin, will be hosted aboard the Northumberland Ferries vessel, MV Confederation. Guests will be treated to a sunset cruise, fresh Island culinary delights, immersed in maritime culture and entertained by treasured local talent, all while cruising the Northumberland Strait. This unique Island experience featuring culinary gifts of the land and sea is a partnership of Island East Tourism Group and Northumberland Ferries.
Sep 23, 2012
The Great Island Grilled Cheese Challenge, COWS CREAMERY, North River Causeway
Hosted by Chef Corbin
Come celebrate Canadian cheese at this outdoor event hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada and the PEI Association of Chefs and Cooks. PEI's top chefs compete for the title of the Island Grilled Cheese Champion. Sample them all and pick your favourite. Meet local cheese makers and sample their cheeses. Our special guest is Food Network's Chef Corbin. He'll be cooking up his unique dish inspired by Prince Edward Island cheese on the demo stage. Come out and meet Corbin and sample his cheesy dish.
Sep 29, 2012
Savour Victoria - Victoria
Hosted by Bob Blumer
Bob Blumer and Victoria’s own create a surprising, sit down and surreal meal featuring mouth-watering ingredients from land and waters surrounding this beautiful village. Meet at Victoria Playhouse. With souvenir wineglass in hand, set off to wander, visiting village shops for appetizers and sample wines from the vineyards of nearby Matos Winery. Then sit down and enjoy the feast and accompanying wines. Wandering Appetizers start at 6pm. Sit-down dining – seating will begin at 7 PM. Dinner will be served at 7:30 PM.