DEVOUR! ANNOUNCES FOOD NETWORK STAR BOB BLUMER TO OPEN FESTIVAL

Wolfville, NS (October 17, 2013)- Food Network star Bob Blumer will open and host The Five Senses opening gala reception presented by Taste of Nova Scotia on Wednesday, November 13th at Acadia University’s Fountain Commons.

Bob Blumer is familiar to many Food Network devotees as the Surreal Gourmet and host/participant of Glutton For Punishment. His current show, World’s Weirdest Restaurants finds Bob criss-crossing the globe in search of macabre, weird and wacky eating establishments. He also holds more Guinness Book of World Records titles than any other living human!

Eleven of Nova Scotia’s finest chefs will prepare a feast for the senses with a browsing reception of decadent appetizers inspired by films. Bob Blumer will be in attendance along with festival organizers and partners from Taste of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency to officially launch Devour!. The reception takes place from 6-8PM. Participating chefs include: Lewis Acker (The Port Pub and Bistro), Craig Flinn (Chives Canadian Bistro & 2 Doors Down), Mark Gray (The Brooklyn Warehouse), Dennis Johnston (of Fid Resto fame), Matt Krizan (Mateus Bistro), Jason Lynch (Le Caveau), Jeffrey MacNeil (Luckett Vineyards), Mike McKinnon (Acadia University), Martin Ruiz Salvador (Fleur de Sel), Frédéric Tandy (Ratinaud French Cuisine) and Chris Velden (Flying Apron Cookery). The event also welcomes Phil Bélanger, 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix jury chairman, representing the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Following the reception, Bob Blumer will introduce the opening gala screening of The Fruit Hunters by Canadian director Yung Chang starring Bill Pullman. Writer Adam Gollner and producer Bob Moore will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A hosted by Blumer as well after the screening. The Fruit Hunters is distributed in Canada by Kinosmith Inc.

Tickets to The Five Senses Opening Gala Reception are $50.00 and to the Opening Gala screening of The Fruit Hunters are $25.00. The two are offered as an opening night bundle for $70.00.

To see the complete program, visit www.devourfest.com. Tickets for the festival’s screenings and events are on sale now online via www.devourfest.com and www.ticketpro.ca and by phone at 1-888-311-9090. Stay tuned for more exciting developments with special guests in the coming weeks.

Tickets are also available at all Ticketpro outlets in Nova Scotia, including Box of Delights Bookshop (466 Main Street, Wolfville), Wilson’s Pharmasave (100 Station Lane, Kentville) and Video Difference (6086 Quinpool Road, Halifax). Please note that Ticketpro outlets accept cash or debit only. Tickets will be available at the Festival Box Office at the Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville) beginning November 13. For hours of operation, visit: www.devourfest.com.

ABOUT DEVOUR! THE FOOD FILM FEST

Devour! The Food Film Fest is an international festival celebrating cinema, food and wine culture. The five-day festival takes place in the culinary epicenter of Nova Scotia – the Town of Wolfville. The festival, formerly the Slow Motion Food Film Fest, is a celebration of food on film, the culture of food and the dramatic impact it has on our day-to-day lives.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

Only one hour from Halifax, the Town of Wolfville provides the perfect setting for the Festival. It is situated in a rich agricultural area and is also home to one of Canada’s top universities, a number of historic theatres and an assortment of unique local venues that are all within walking distance and are set against the beautiful landscapes of hills, valleys, rivers and the mighty Bay of Fundy.

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Media Contact:

Daphne North
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