‘A Taste of Empire’

Photo by Keith-Barker, courtesy of Boca Del Lupo Theatre.

Photo by Keith-Barker, courtesy of Boca Del Lupo Theatre.


Filipino-Canadian performer and chef deconstructs culinary colonialism.


What: performance and tasting
Who: Jovanni Sy, Boca Del Lupo Theatre
When: Saturday, May 31 and June 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
How much: $30


Jovanni Sy, Artistic Director of Gateway Theatre, is bringing his critically acclaimed, wacky and fun culinary exploration of global food domination and the conquest for our appetites to the Rooftop Garden at the Richmond Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1.


While cooking a traditional Filipino dish in real time, writer/performer Jovanni Sy takes us on an entertaining and thought-provoking trip through history as he weaves stories of conquest and imperialistic desires through the construction (and deconstruction) of the Rellenong Bangus (Filipino stuffed milkfish).


Guests are seated with a beverage and a tasting plate is served at the conclusion of the piece. The performance and dinner is presented by the City of Richmond and Boca Del Lupo Theatre, A Taste of Empire is truly a feast for the mind and the palate.


Sy was born in Manila and raised in Toronto where he was based professionally for twenty years as an actor, playwright, director, and dramaturg. He is proud to make his home in Richmond with his wife, playwright and actor Leanna Brodie.


Tickets are $30 and include one beverage, snacks and a tasting plate. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 604-247-8323 from Monday to Friday between 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Or, you can buy tickets in person at the Front Desk of the Richmond Cultural Centre. Presented with the support of the Richmond Food Security Society.


For more information visit www.bocadellupo.com.