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Wolfville, NS (October 31, 2013) – Devour! The Food Film Fest’s program promises food at every touchpoint from the opening scene at the Five Senses Gala to the closing credits at the Dessert Showcase. Over five days, from November 13-17, more than a dozen delicious food events will be served up throughout Wolfville as part of the festival.
“Whether on screen, in your hand or in your belly, this collision of food and art will satisfy every craving,” says Chef Michael Howell, Executive Director of Devour! Festival partner and Managing Director, Lia Rinaldo, agrees. “Our region’s top chefs, market vendors, mixologists, and food trucks will build decadent dishes and drinks throughout the entire festival.”
The Five Senses Opening Gala features 12 of Nova Scotia’s finest chefs, hosted by The Food Networks’s Bob Blumer, to create an event for the senses. The menus feature local food and includes braised pork belly, crispy fried scallops, beef short ribs, smoked apricot duck breast, veal stuffed brioche, Chedabucto Bay shrimp and much more.
The following nights, three national chefs paired with three Wolfville chefs will create decadent five-course meals inspired by the films in the showcase. This includes Ottawa’s preeminent Chef Michael Blackie joining forces with Chef David Smart of Front and Central for a celebration of modern cuisine inspired by the film “Now, Forager.”
The Select Nova Scotia Food Truck Rally will also be hitting the streets with the hottest food rage in North America serving up fast, delicious, accessible food from the Nomad Gourmet, Tin Pan Alley and The Food Wolf.
From Friday until Sunday, the festival sees a special Devour! themed return of the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus with the addition of great Cajun food from Le Caveau Restaurant onboard. It also adds the new All You Need is Cheese Express sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada which runs daily throughout the festival. Both tours showcase the beauty of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley along with local and international wine and some of the Canada’s best cheeses.
A cocktail pop-up party will take place at the Old Orchard Inn with cocktails inspired by the film, Hey Bartender, served up by one of Halifax’s most renowned mixologists, Jeffrey Van Horne. Visitors can also create their own cinematic brunch at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market by choosing from the creations of 10 market chefs and farmers.
The Sweet Hereafter: Awards Presentation & Desserts Showcase will feature Chef Don Mailman and the culinary students of NSCC Kingstec preparing an extraordinary sweet finish to Devour! to close out the festivities.
For more information about these, and many more, delicious, mouth-watering events and how to purchase tickets visit www.devourfest.com.
Lewis Acker (The Port Pub and Bistro)
Craig Flinn (Chives Canadian Bistro & 2 Doors Down)
Mark Gray (The Brooklyn Warehouse)
Dennis Johnston (Fid Resto)
Matt Krizan (Mateus Bistro)
Sean Laceby (The Blomidon Inn)
Jason Lynch (Le Caveau)
Jeffrey MacNeil (Luckett Vineyards)
Mike McKinnon (Acadia University)
Martin Ruiz Salvador (Fleur de Sel)
David Smart (Front and Central)
Jamie Smye (The Privet House)
Frédéric Tandy (Ratinaud French Cuisine)
Chris Velden (Flying Apron Cookery)
Phil Bélanger (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
Michael Blackie (NEXT Food, Ottawa)
Danny St. Pierre (Auguste Restaurant, Sherbrooke)
Scott Vivian (Beast Restaurant, Toronto)
To see the complete program and detailed information about the culinary events, 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.
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. www.devourfest.com.