Peppermaster Greg Brooks' Fresh Hot Pepper Creations to be One of the Newest Culinary Art Sensations Presented at the Festival des Arts de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield 2005
Greg Brooks, renowned Peppermaster and president of Brooks Pepperfire Foods, dons his chefs hat and fires up the grill to show off his culinary creations amidst the festival atmosphere of the fourth annual Festival des arts de Valleyfield this coming August 13 and 14 at Park Delpha-Sauvé in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec.
Growing more and more elaborate each year, this years' festival will be held between the rotunda and the community center in the serene setting of this beautiful park in the heart of Quebec's vibrant Suroit region.
Festival-goers can feast their eyes and their tongues on the works of both professional and culinary artists, chosen by the organisation committee, the majority of whom are local to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area and 15 of whom are new to the festival in 2005.
The municipality of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is offering an award of $2000 for the winning artist and will hold a drawing for three lucky attendees, $300, $400 and $1000, respectively.
A team from the Musée des Deux-Rives will be on hand to present the travelling exhibition Histoire d'eau. There will be a special, not-to-be-missed, exhibition of 25 works of painter Yvon Duranleau in the chalet at the park. Shows by musical group Amana and L'Harmonie de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, entertainers, dance demonstrations and an exhibition of Tai Chi are also planned.
The gastronomic artists on hand include some 15 agri-food stars of the Suroît region. Attendees can partake in samples and snacks of the art of all of our area's producers; test their limits on a grilled chicken sandwich replete with hot peppers by the Suroît's own, Peppermaster, Greg Brooks!
The Festival des Arts is put on through a monetary grant from the Caisse Desjardins Notre-Dame de Bellerive, which comes from the Caisse's Fonds d'aide au développement du milieu. Other sponsors include CEZinc, Alcan, the Municipality of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and the Deputy of the Provincial Assembly, the honourable Mr. Serge Deslières.