Celebrate this year’s Luminato festival by eating $5 snacks on a giant cardboard beach

Celebrate this year’s Luminato festival by eating $5 snacks on a giant cardboard beach

Next weekend marks the start of Luminato, the summertime festival of music, dance, film, food and other random creative expression. This year’s Festival Hub, an interactive installation called Cardboard Beach, will be exactly what it sounds like: an idyllic beach scene made entirely out of cardboard, complete with umbrellas, deck chairs, cabanas and—essential to any beach experience—lots of stuff to eat and drink. On Saturday, June 7, 10 Toronto chefs (including Carmen’s Luiz Valenzuela, Mad Mexican’s José Hadad and the chefs behind soon-to-open South American eatery Mata) will be pairing up with festival artists to serve a beach-inspired feast of sliders, grilled seafood, arepas and other Pan-American snacks—each selling for $5 flat. Flip through the slideshow below for a mouth-watering preview.

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June 7, 12-5. Free. David Pecaut Square215 King St. W., luminatofestival.com