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TORONTO (July 2, 2014) – ONE NIGHT STAND WITH ANNIE SIBONNEY follows television host and culinary adventurer, Annie Sibonney as she travels the world’s greatest cities uncovering the best in food, culture, and the "unexpected"… especially after dark. Premiering Tuesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Discovery World, the new six-part Canadian series taps Sibonney’s fluency in several languages that has enabled her to communicate her love of food as she journeys through some of the richest nightlife cities in the world. With less than 24 hours in each city, Sibonney’s nightly adventures start with the local version of happy hour, and continue through dinner, dessert, late night cravings, and everything in between. Sibonney takes viewers on a whirlwind one-nighter to get to the real flavour and rhythm of a city, before her final rendezvous – "the morning-after" breakfast and her last taste of the city before jetting off to her next destination.
As an expert on extensive, food-focused adventures, Sibonney knows the best cities to engage in wild food affairs and guides viewers through each city’s remarkable cultural exploration. Sibonney kicks off each episode in a different city as the sun begins to set, bringing on a nocturnal mission: to uncover the best local places to eat, drink, play, and give in to temptation. There’s only one night and it’s going to be an experience to remember!
Highlights from ONE NIGHT STAND WITH ANNIE SIBONNEY include:
ONE NIGHT STAND WITH ANNIE SIBONNEY: “Tel Aviv”
Tuesday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
Annie Sibonney spends one night in Tel Aviv, Israel, to discover a spicy blend of old world flavours and visionary innovation. After tasting – and elbowing – her way through the Carmel Market Sibonney dances into dusk on Drummer’s Beach. As the sun sets on the ancient Jaffa Port, she is treated to a hafla, a Palestinian feast, then enjoys an after dinner hookah at a roadside sheesha bar. As Sibonney travels through the night she pit stops at culinary bad boy, Eyal Shani’s Ha Salon, gorges on grilled meats, and grooves to Hebrew hip hop. As her one night turns to morning, Sibonney continues her feast in the Middle East with two classic breakfasts in Jaffa’s legendary Abu Hassan and Shakshuka.
ONE NIGHT STAND WITH ANNIE SIBONNEY: “Charleston”
Tuesday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
Sibonney spends one night in Charleston, South Carolina, and has a high time in the Lowcountry. Once the centre of the infamous slave trade, Charleston, well-known for its rich history, honours the values and beliefs of Gullah– the most preserved African culture in the U.S., on Sol Legare Island. Sibonney learns its roots and shares a sunset dinner of seafood stew and Gullah fried rice before heading back downtown for an old- school oyster roast. Later, Sibonney forgets her manners and heads out on a hillbilly squirrel hunt, and then dines out on a centuries-old recipe at McCrady's – one of the city’s most innovative restaurants. On the arm of a local sax man, Sibonney gets an earful of Charleston’s music scene and dances into the early hours. After her night of sinful excess, she finds redemption in a soul food breakfast and a rousing gospel choir.
Produced by Dale Burshtein for Entertainment One Television (eOne) and produced and developed in association with Discovery World Canada and the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund, ONE NIGHT STAND WITH ANNIE SIBONNEY is executive produced by Annie Sibonney, Dale Burshtein, Loren Mawhinney, and Margaret O’Brien, and created by Burshtein and Sibonney. eOne is the worldwide distributor for the series. Stan Lipsey is Discovery World Canada’s Executive Producer.
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