The Illegal Eater with host Steven Page begins production

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Farpoint Films and Travel+Escape are proud to announce they have begun production on new original series The Illegal Eater with host and former Barenaked Ladies front man Steven Page. The 13-episode series will premiere in the fall of 2013 on Travel+Escape.

Musician and foodie Steven Page is on a mission to hunt down clandestine dining experiences as he explores the tastiest, creative, underground and often illegal spaces that chefs around North America have to offer.

“My passion on the road has always been to obsessively research the foods, restaurants and markets that make each place I’ve played different,” said host Steven Page. “Often, newer trends start underground before breaking through on the public’s palate, so I can’t wait to explore everything from fancy underground supper clubs to hole-in-the-walls.”

“We’re very excited to begin production and explore these underground dinner clubs,” said show co-creator, Chris Charney, Farpoint Films. “Our culinary journey is just beginning and we can only guess at what adventures will ensue.”

"We are thrilled that this show will be produced out of Manitoba by one of our hardest working and creative companies," said Carole Vivier, CEO & Film Commissioner for Manitoba Film & Music. "The Illegal Eater has a delicious and unique concept that will make for great television."

“With food-based travel, the places you can go are limitless,” said Marcia Martin SVP, Original Content, Blue Ant Media. “But the one place we haven’t quite gone, is underground. We knew Steven’s extensive background in music, being on the road and love of gastronomy, would help uncover exciting and often unlicensed places to eat.”

The Illegal Eater is produced by Farpoint Films. The creative team includes show creators Chris Charney and Scott Leary, director John Barnard, and producer Kyle Bornais

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