August 4, 2018

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Yonge-Dundas Square | TORONTO

TASTE OF THE MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL 2018

A multifaceted not-for-profit organization promoting Middle Eastern culture and cuisine.

OUR VISION

Creating connections through food.

OUR MISSION

Warmth and generosity are the bedrock of Middle Eastern culture. Food is the foundation of our hospitality. Our mission is to create unique and unforgettable experiences to share Middle Eastern cuisine and culture with Toronto through events and experiential marketing.

OUR THEME

1001 Flavours

On August 4, 2018 learn what a Jalab is or how Turkish coffee is made. Try a sip of Arak or a bite of a grilled halloumi. 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.

Food is a cornerstone for many cultures. The Taste of the Middle East wants you to discover what a Middle Eastern feast is really like while giving back to the largest food rescue charity in Canada, Second Harvest.

Come experience the warmth and hospitality that are the core of Middle Eastern culture. Explore unique food and vendors that are found in the heart of the city at Yonge-Dundas Square. Join us in the height of summer to celebrate the tradition and energy that Middle Eastern culture creates.

STAY CONNECTED #1001flavours #tome2018
WHAT TO EXPECT THE DAY OF THE EVENT

Taste Food

Popular Middle Eastern restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and cafes (10’x10′ tents).

Taste Souk

A small market style area showcasing art, artisans, fashion, and jewelry.

Taste Kitchen

A market style area to support the smaller businesses and to showcase more traditional dishes.

Taste Photo Booth

Featuring the famous Middle Eastern alcoholic beverage called ARAK as well as non alcoholic Middle Eastern specialty drinks like Hibiscus, Erk sous (Licorice), Jalab, and lemonade.

Taste Chef Du Jour

Chef demonstrations.

Taste Stage

The Dundas Square Stage is a high profile location which draws a record number of music and entertainment lovers all summer long. We will present performances and music that will appeal to all tastes from upbeat modern entertainment to traditional classical. Prime Time entertainment is 5pm to 11pm.