food on film @ TIFF

Beginning in February and running until June is the Food on Film series at TIFF. It brings together foodies and film buffs, as well as culinary experts together in one place. Every month TIFF will feature a guest that will do a talk and among them, David Chang of Momofuku fame.

It’s a subscription event, which means you’re going to have to shell out for a package of tickets which is $180 for those non-members and $153 for members. I read on The Grid that TIFF may release single tickets depending on availability. Definitely don’t count on seeing David Chang if you’re banking on single tickets…

Here is the schedule of events/talks:

  • Wednesday, February 13 – Claire Stubbs on I Am Love
  • Wednesday, March 13 – James Oseland on The Trip
  • Wednesday, April 3 – David Chang on Eat Drink Man Woman
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Aldo Sohm on Sideways
  • Wednesday, May 15 – Anita Stewart on Food Inc.
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Kent Kirshenbaum on El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
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UPDATE: Momofuku Toronto: Opening July 28

So apparently it’s now sometime in August 2012.

(Source: http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/rumours-rumblings/2012/04/25/momofuku-toronto-date/)


Momofuku Toronto: Opening July 28

And there you go folks. Bask in the hype. Official Toronto resto name TBD. Maybe it should be Totofuku!

(Source: http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/04/david-chang-momofuku-daisho-toronto-openinig-july-28.html)

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Reading the article makes me feel instantaneously less excited. Especially with lines from David Chang that sound like this, “It’s like two or three concepts in one beautiful building, next to the Shangri-La Hotel.” Shangri-La the nasty, pretentious glass house which lacks character, innovation, design and foresight (i.e. just another large penis in the sky.) Aside from that, the Toronto Momofuku now feels like Earls downtown. Why does Toronto always turn things into overly corporate, suit-infested dead spaces?

I feel we can never be the cutting edge, world-class city that we all desparately want to be. We’re just the expensive knock-off that looks really fake :(