July 25, 2012 – Up and running for a number of years already, the Omnivore World Tour pays a visit to a gastronomic city every month. For the fist time, this flagship event for young and upcoming cuisine has added Montréal to its 2012 itinerary, along with cities like Paris, Moscow, Shanghai and New York. From August 17 to 20, Montréal’s Omnivore Food Festival will set the table at the “Satosphère” of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) for a series of promising collaborations between the biggest chefs on the planet and the rising stars of the local culinary scene.
The world of cuisine comes to a boil
Luke Dubanchet, creator of Omnivore, views this great event as the first world culinary festival, making the kitchen an international affair. Going from continent to continent, the Omnivore caravan arrives with a program generously garnished with cooking demonstrations, collaborations between chefs and culinary discoveries.
Cooking demonstrations on the menu
The main ingredient of the Omnivore festival is its attractive demonstration component. In the tradition of master classes, guest chefs take the stage and demonstrate original recipes and new techniques to an audience of food lovers, food-industry students, journalists…and chefs! In Montréal, 18 demos will be held at the SAT over three days.
Feast and fiesta
Festival organizers have also put together five maudits soupers or “dinners of the damned” (they’re the ones who call it this!) at various restaurants in the city. The formula is simple: the chef of a given restaurant hosts a guest chef, and together they improvise a menu. These collaborations give rise to great culinary experiences. Don’t miss out; make sure to make a reservation at a participating restaurant.
Ultimately, the Omnivore festival promises a party that’s far from ordinary: 1 000 guests gathered on 4,500 square meters, 14 chefs in the kitchen to cook up creative morsels, and a slew of DJs on the decks to bring the whole thing to life. It looks like a recipe for success!