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July 2, 2013
Media Advisory - Summerlicious kickoff at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic Development Committee, together with Executive Chef Jeff Dueck of FRANK Restaurant, Chef Trista Sheen of Crush Wine Bar, Chef Rony Goraichy of Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine and Ildiko Siklodi, Marketing Manager of Network Marketing for American Express, will kick off the 2013 Summerlicious promotion with a sneak-peek menu.

Date: Thursday, July 4
Time: 10 to 10:45 a.m. (Remarks to be followed by photo opportunity and menu sampling from FRANK Restaurant, Crush Wine Bar, and Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine.)
Location: FRANK Restaurant at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W.

The remarks will focus on economic activity, the findings of a recent Ipsos Reid survey regarding Summerlicious, and a new customer incentive program offered by American Express.

The 2013 edition of Summerlicious presented by American Express offers diners unique, value-priced, three-course, prix-fixe meals at 196 of Toronto's top restaurants and takes place from July 5 to 21. A complete list of participating restaurants and culinary events is available at

Summerlicious and Winterlicious programs are produced by the City of Toronto.

About FRANK Restaurant at the AGO:
Pairing local, fresh and innovative cuisine with world class art and exhibitions, FRANK offers guests a truly artful dining experience. As the Art Gallery of Ontario’s signature restaurant, FRANK was designed by Frank Gehry and its casual, chic décor includes modern Danish furnishings and a stunning centrepiece sculpture by Frank Stella.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Giannina Warren, Media Relations Supervisor, Special Events
Economic Development and Culture



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