Renowned chef Matty Matheson will host the first every Matty Fest in Toronto this September to celebrate his birthday, with music, food and more set to take centre stage on the day.
Celebrity chef, author, TV host and restaurateur Matty Matheson is known around the world as a likeable, larger-than-life and fully tattooed powerhouse. This year alone, his cookbook has sold like wildfire around the world, with Matty himself conducting a publicity tour to back up it that has both endeared him to longtime fans and garnered him a legion of fresh new followers.
Now that his popularity has been fully cemented, Matty is moving on the bigger and better endeavours, with his inaugural Matty Fest sure to be one to remember.
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While this technically isn't truly the first Matty Fest – he did host a Matty Fest party for his birthday in his former restaurant Parts & Labour – this is the first festival that will be available to the public. The festival is said to be inspired by hardcore music shows that Matty held in the basement of his restaurant, so expect music to be front and centre, as well as gorgeous food.
Matty has promised appearances from over a dozen of his friends and chefs and two stages showcasing internationally renowned music acts including Wu Tang Clan and punk band Descendents, plus a performance of sorts from the chef himself. In terms of food, there will be three pit-masters at the festival highlighting the art of real low'n'slow barbecue, as well as a range of pop-up eateries, including homestyle restaurant Donna's, gourmet hotdog company Kung Fu Dawg and more.
Recipe: Matty Matheson's Seafood Chowder
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This one-day festival will take place at RBC Echo Beach, Toronto, Canada on Saturday, September 7th 2019. General admission tickets start at $74.50 per person, with free admission for kids under 12. There are also two special tickets available for the festival: The Special Experience ticket, which can be added on to general tickets for $99.50 per person, includes a meet and greet with Matty, early entry to the festival and a souvenir Matty Matheson tote bag. For $249.50, guests can indulge in VIP tickets, which offer private bars, exclusive viewing decks and much more.
Click here to get full ticket details. Tickets go on sale on August 1st 2019 at 10 am ET.
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