Celebrity chef to present Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman.

Celebrity chef, author and television presenter Anthony Bourdain will present the opening night of the foodie film festivall Devour! The Food Film Fest on Nov 12 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Bourdain will attend the Opening Galain the Fountain Commons at Acadia University; 12 lauded chefs will create a feast that celebrates cuisine and cinema.

“Following the gala, Bourdain will introduce the opening festival screening of Eat Drink Man Woman, directed by Ang Lee,” said Lia Rinaldo, Devour! managing director. “Bourdain has personally selected this film, will participate in an audience Q&A session afterward and then conclude the night by hosting a one-hour book signing at the Devour! Opening Gala Post-Reception.”

“We are thrilled to have a culinary icon like Anthony Bourdain be a part of Devour!” added Michael Howell, festival executive director. “We strive to educate and entertain through the lens of food. To have a guest of his calibre is perfectly aligned with our vision.”

Devour!’s full programme will be announced in early September. The festival’s fourth edition runs Nov 12-16 in Wolfville, which is one hour from Halifax.