For Immediate Release September 2, 2010
The following is distributed by Tourism Charlottetown at the request of the PEI Culinary Alliance
CHEF MICHAEL SMITH TO KICK OFF Fall Flavours Month with
ACADIAN LOBSTER Dinner
[Charlottetown, PE, September 2 , 2010] Chef Michael Smith will host a traditional Acadian lobster dinner in the heart of the Evangeline region, as part of the month long Fall Flavours culinary festival taking place this month from September 3 to the 30th. This year, the famous chef will be teaming up with other island talents to offer over 250 interactive culinary and cultural events, taking place in communities across the whole island. This specific event marks the kick-off and the week highlighting a series of experiential and culinary events throughout the North Cape Coastal Drive region.
The first event, Festin Acadien avec Homard will be held tomorrow, September 3rd, and is one of Fall Flavours Signature Events. The dinner will take place during the 108th L'Exposition agricole et Le Festival Acadien de La Région Évangéline, a four day agricultural and Acadian cultural exhibition.
Jeff McCourt of the PEI Culinary Alliance says, “the PEI Culinary Alliance is thrilled to have a Fall Flavours Signature Event take place during l’Exposition agricole et le Festival Acadien because both festivals celebrate PEI’s great culinary offerings. This is the first of many Signature Events to feature Chef Michael Smith, and it is a perfect kick-off to Fall Flavours 2010.”
Chef Michael will host the traditional lobster dinner at the Expo-Festival Centre in Abram-Village, PEI. There will be Acadian music and cuisine, culinary & artisan demonstrations, livestock judging, handmade crafts, food judging, various competitions, a pet farm and a chance to become an honorary citizen of Abram-Village.
“It's finally here,” says Chef Michael, “I'm so proud and excited to share the most amazing month PEI has ever seen. This years Fall Flavours is bigger and better than ever. Were looking forward to a truly impressive blend of culinary delights and cultural highlights. It's the most flavorful time of the year!”
Tickets to the Festin Acadien avec Homard and other Fall Flavours events can be purchased online at www.fallflavours.ca or by calling the festival hotline at 1 877 445 4849. L'Exposition agricole et Le Festival acadien de La Région Évangéline takes place from September 2-5th and features agricultural exhibits, music, and other festivities.
For Broadcast Use: Chef Michael Smith will host a traditional Acadien lobster dinner in the Evangeline region, as part of the Fall Flavours culinary festival. This Fall Flavours Signature Event is called the Festin Acadien avec Homard, and it will include traditional Acadian music and cuisine. The dinner will be held on September 3rd at the Expo-Festival Center in Abram-Village, at 3.30pm. The event takes place during L'Exposition agricole et Le Festival acadien de La Région Évangéline which is being held September 2-5th.
Culinary Programs Officer