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TASTE OF
THE MIDDLE EAST

Souk 2019

 

TASTE OF THE MIDDLE EAST 2018 Highlight

38,000

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42

Vendors

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Are you ready for another high energy Taste of the Middle East festival?

We invite you again to come down to Yonge Dundas Square on Saturday July 27, 2019 and let your five senses travel to a Souk in the Middle East for one day. Learn what a Jalab is or how Turkish Coffee is made. Try a sip of Arak or take a bite of a Manooshe. Purchase handmade jewellery or a vibrant piece of art. Tired yet? Then take a little break and stop by our coffee cup reading tent to get some traditional fortune telling done!
Appreciate the vibrant art, music and dance that will surround you as you expand your palate and taste the 1001 Flavours that the Middle Eastern culture has to offer while giving back to the largest food rescue charity in Canada, Second Harvest (our charity partner for the 2nd year).
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2019 FESTIVAL THEME:

TOME SOUK
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Taste of the Middle East 2019 will be re-creating a Souk in the heart of the city at Yonge Dundas Square. A Souk is a traditional market or bazaar in the Middle East that dates back to the 6th century BCE. Shopping at a souk is a standard part of daily life. Souks are a honeycomb of connecting alleyways where all your five senses become alive. Souks are also a very famous tourist attraction as it is comprised of a dizzying number of stalls and shops where people can buy and sell items, from vibrant coloured carpets, rugs and be-jewelled sandals to perfumes, dried fruits and of course mouth watering street food.

TASTE MUSIC

We believe that music strengthens social bonds and impacts our ability to connect with one another. Our 2018 stage was full of non stop energy from 11am-11pm featuring local talents like Stuart Alzablo, Ya Amar Dance Group, Matthew Ritz, Ventanas Music featuring Tamar Ilana, DJ Franky J, DJ 1001, DJ Michael Ibrahim, Majd Sekkar & band, Canadian Arabic Orchestra, Skin N Strings and more. The celebrity artist was Karl Wolf. Stay tuned for the 2019 stage program.

Taste Art

Supporting Middle Eastern arts and culture to echo diverse voices. In 2018 we showcased paintings by the artist May Mostafa Ali, unique handmade glassware by Kudu Arts, Middle-eastern inspired fashion by Seevana Hawari, handmade antique and vintage inspired home decor by House of Areej and Areej Artist Centre, Arab influenced & culturally made fashion by designer Angela Al-Switi, Arabic Apparel, Hanna design by Fizza’s Hanna Studio and so much more. Stay tuned for our 2019 list.

TASTE FOOD

We believe that food connects people. In 2018, we brought to you a variety of Middle Eastern food vendors and cuisine to enjoy. Stay tuned for our 2019 list of Vendors.

Taste Chef Du Jour

Executive Chef of Paramount Fine Foods, William El Dbaissy, Chef Reem Ahmed a finalist on Master Chef Canada, Executive Chef of the famous Byblos Restaurants Stuart Cameron, and Chef Suzanne Husseini from Ottawa (Author & TV presenter also) rocked the Higgins Event Rentals Kitchen in 2018. Stay tuned for our 2019 list of Chefs.

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Sponsorship Levels

Taste of the Middle East is committed to creating meaningful value for our sponsors through a consultative approach. We look forward to working with you to confirm a comprehensive benefits package that will deliver real value to your brand and company’s strategic objectives. We invite you to be a partner of Taste of the Middle East, and make it your own. Custom sponsorship packages are available at all price points. Please contact Hamsa Diab Farhat, Taste of the Middle East Director of Development & Special Events at hamsa@tasteofthemiddleeast.ca to develop your custom sponsorship package.

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