Pearl Jam, rolled into town for Tiff to showcase a documentary on the band their 20th anniversary in the year 2011. The film also features Neil Young who went to my high school here in Toronto a legend all on his own. The film was directed by the man who wrote, produced and directed one of my favorite films Almost Famous. Cameron perhaps the best person to do a film documentary Pear Jam Twenty. For me this was a highlight of Tiff, it brought together Neil Young, Pearl Jam and a memory of Eddie Vedder recording The Long Road with Pakistan’s greatest singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for the track of Dead Man Walking another great film. Pearl Jam also performed and Neil Young added to the mix amplified the evening to another level. Some of Pearl Jams band members walked into Magpie my friends design studio and picked up some items of fashion all and all a plus for everyone. So the question is when you have got your tour buses where could you get some food to top it all off, Cafe Belong.
Chef Brad Long also is a musician, and is a perfect fit for the likes of Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam and Neil Young. The kitchen was in full swing getting ready, it was like being at a sound check. All these documentary’s at Tiff and Brad Long informed me he has made his own documentary. One thing is for sure Chef Brad Long has good taste, and his entire concept which is not a novel concept is what would appeal to Pearl Jam and Neil Young. Not to mention getting to Cafe Belong you could take the Long Road while listening to Eddie Vedder and Khan after all this is My Name is Khan. The wine to go with Pearl Jam and Neil Young I selected at Cafe Belong was Cave Spring 2007 Pinot Noir which should be decanted is an elegant and complex which is why it’s perfect for the food, the film and the music. It’s all here at Cafe Belong, with Pearl Jam, Neil Young and My Name is Khan.