Toronto’s Asialicious serves 3-day carnival and 2-week prix fixe food promotion
Asialicious, both the three-day carnival and the two-week food promotion, are coming back because the community needs it.
Much like Toronto’s Asian restaurants, with many struggling to continue under a pandemic refusing to end.
The Third Asialicious Carnival, September 10-12 at Woodside Square in Scarborough, consists of three days and two nights of fun, a “community building event to promote Asian culture through food and entertainment.” said Benny Cheung, president of the Federation of Asian Canadians. Toronto (FACT), the organizing group.
The free, physically distanced carnival takes place outside the McCowan Road and Finch Avenue Mall from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 10, with a movie (Mulan) at 8:30 p.m. from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11; and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday September 12.
It includes fireworks at 10 p.m. after a two-hour “Starry Night” variety show on Saturday, said Cheung, who added FACT this year focusing on local vendors and performers – especially people whose work singing at weddings and other big parties disappeared during COVID-19.
AsialiciousTO, which runs September 11-26, was established last year as a fixed price food event to help Asian restaurants and other food outlets, from bakeries to food courts, sell their signature dishes. .
With menus priced at $ 10, $ 20, or $ 30, it was modeled after the city-run Winterlicious and Summerlicious promotions, which never performed well in Scarborough.
Cheung said 140 food companies are involved, 75% of which are outside Scarborough, with food, take-out and delivery options, and added that FACT will waive registration fees for the promotion this year.