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Calling all foodies! Get ready to indulge in a mouth-watering journey as you explore diverse cuisine and cocktails under the dazzling lights of the iconic Fallsview Casino Resort.
On June 23-24, Fallsview Casino will host “an innovative culinary experience where your taste buds will be transported to a sensory escapade connecting all five of your senses (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch) in one of the most wondrous places, Niagara Falls.”
The “Celebrity Chef Dine About” on Friday, June 23, will feature some of the top celebrity chefs, including Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Michael Symon and Rocco DiSpirito, as they share their culinary passions.
A press release stated, “This exclusive, ticketed event provides up-close-and-personal experiences that are unlike anything else you will find in the region. Witness celebrity chefs cooking up delicious dishes, your favorite local food and drink designers, and an uplifting live DJ with music to set the culinary mood all in one space!”
Saturday, June 24, will offer another tasty event. The host of Fallsview’s “Food Con,” John Catucci will join celebrity chefs who will share culinary demonstrations, and scheduled booked signings, with local food and drink stations on-site. Catucci is a Canadian comedian, actor and TV personality who currently hosts the hit show, “You Gotta Eat Here!”
“It is a foodie's dream to experience the best culinary cuisine and celebrity chefs under one roof,” said Richard Willett, vice president of resort operations for Niagara Casinos. “Fallsview Food and Drink Fest provides the key ingredients to a sensory culinary adventure.”
This year’s celebrity chefs include:
√ Amanda Freitag – Celebrity judge of Food Network’s “Chopped”; creator of cookbook “The Chef Next Door” and tutorial series “EasyAF”
√ Andrea Nicholson – owner of Butchie’s Restaurant; contestant on “Top Chef Canada” and “Top Chef Canada All-Stars”; co-hosted “Restaurant Takeover”; current judge of Food Network’s “Fire Masters”
√ Bob Blumer – author of seven acclaimed cookbooks; hosted three award-winning TV series, including “Surreal Gourmet” and “Glutton for Punishment”
√ Cindy Fung – owner of Caviar Citizen Inc. and Sixteen Ounce
√ Craig Wong – Executive chef of Ting Irie; co-host of television series “Cook Like a Chef”; host of “CombiNation Plates”
√ Dustin Gallagher – recipient of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo’s Nine of Dine award; contestant on “Top Chef Canada”; executive chef of 416 Snack Bar; and owner of Noble House
√ Frankie Solarik – author of best-selling cocktail book “The Bar Chef – A Modern Approach To Cocktails”; owner of BarChef; guest judge on “Top Chef Canada”
√ Marc Murphy – Celebrity judge on Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior”; author of “Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking”; host of iHeartRadio podcast “Food 360”
√ Michael Symon – Restaurant owner of Mabel’s BBQ and Angeline; author of “Michael Symon’s Live to Cook – Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen,” “Carnivore,” “5 in 5,” “Playing with Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace: A Cookbook,” and “Fix it With Food”
√ Rocco DiSpirito – Award-winning chef and New York Times best-selling author; celebrity judge and competitor on Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions,” “Guys Grocery Games” “Guy’s Ranch Kitchen” and his own show, “Restaurant Divided”
To learn more about the Fallsview Casino Food and Drink Fest, visit https://fallsviewcasinoresort.com/food-and-drink-fest.html.
Tickets will be available for purchase through Ticketmaster at https://www.ticketmaster.ca. A presale begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3. The general on-sale starts at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5.