Action! The Kitchens for Tiff12 Toronto International Film Festival

I started to document the dance that takes place in the kitchen of Chef Brad Long’s Cafe Belong last year during the Toronto International Film Festival.

This year for Tiff12, I selected those restaurants where you will most certainly have great food, meet the team at these restaurants who are really a lot of fun, with great chef’s, and most importantly great food.

Daily, you’ll see the kitchens at work while films get screened, so when you are hungry, these kitchens will look after you.

I had my own place in Monte Carlo, and my all time favorite place is still La Colombe d’Or (St-Paul-de-Vence, France). So yea, I have standards.

All the spots are meant to let you explore Toronto, and I know everyone at these places, so if you go you will really have a great meal and good time.

Toca – Ritz Carlton – Toronto

The kitchen is great and the team and chef’s of the Ritz Carlton are catering the very exclusive Ball to which a private jet thanks to Bombardier is flying in with stars. They would not be doing it if they did not know food. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

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Nyood

Talent is all around the kitchen, vibe is great, the food is great.
(Dinner)

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Ursa

The bar will make you killer cocktails, and the kitchen here well Lucas and Jacob Sharkey-Pearce and the team will make sure you have a great time. (Dinner).

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Acadia

Little Italy, catch the buzz and the food without question you will enjoy. (Dinner)

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Kanji

The sushi is so fresh the fish is still fluttering on the kitchen table. Chef James from Nobu in New York, need I say more. (Lunch – Dinner)

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County General

Food, drinks, feel like your in Santa Monica. (Brunch, Lunch, Dinner)

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Maizal

Great place if your running around and need great Mexican fresh. The designers of Prince love this spot (Lunch)

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Cafe Belong

As always great food, it like being in Big Sur at the Post Ranch Inn.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Ravine Valley Vineyards

Finished with your gig at the festival?, then head out of town to my friends Vineyard. Great food, it’s like being in Napa.

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Brazilian F1-“Cream Get on Top!”

Walking through the paddocks still on a high from the Prince “Welcome 2 Canada” kick off shows in Toronto, with your iPhone’s ear buds blaring Prince “…Cream, get on top…” is about the most appropriated song for San Paulo, Brazil Grand Prix paddocks. I have got to move to Brazil. Connecting North America to South America without a hitch was Bombardiers Global Express 6000 and this baby can do 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 km) at Mach 0.85. This could not be said for some of the F1 teams who for some strange reason had developed the “Gear-Box” syndrome. Alonso had no juice in his Ferrari to challenge Red Bull Racing or for that matter Jenson Button. Lewis Hamilton put it this way about his gear-box failure “I had a gearbox problem occur quite early on, and I was having problems with the gear shifts between first and second,” Hamilton said. “With that, I was losing quite a lot of time, and eventually, the gearbox just gave up.” That was the story of the day. Social media was alive and well in Brazil as Twitter was trending F1, Formula One, Webber, Vettel, and Go Jenson.
Mark Webber claimed his seventh career F1 win, but his first since August 2010 in the Hungarian Grand Prix (26 races ago), “It would have been nice to have a race with Sebastian all the way through, but he had a little bit of a problem,” Webber said. “It’s a win which you will take for sure, because I’ve had enough bad luck or whatever you want to call it. That’s how it goes sometimes. It’s a very important win for me and the team to finish on a high.” Would Mark come to Canada? No sir he was heading home, my list for guest wanting a lift back to Canada on the Global Express 6000 to catch up with Prince was filled at F1 speed. The party and the adventure of discovery never stops on My Name is Khan. Look out 2012.

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Prince ! Funk to Brazilian F1 Global Express

Welcome2Canada Prince, a short break so why not do a Bem-Vindo2Brasil Formula One, thanks to Canada’s Bombardier Global Express 6000. Bombardier has John Travolta as it’s Global Ambassador and we know John can dance but come on John Travolta himself would give up if he had to dance to keep up with Prince and certainly can’t lay down riff’s on a Fender like the master of funk, pop, and rock. So you have a few day’s before the next gig what do you do? you jet down to check out the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Lady Gaga did Indian F1 so imagine what would happen if Prince was to show up, he could and he can, thanks to the Ultra- Cool the jet that is as cool as Prince has the funk of Prince, Bombardier’s Global Express 6000. The guys at Bombardier better throw one great party for Prince when he hit’s Montreal. Why have access to business jet’s if you can’t do things such as finish a show, do a jam session with some local musicians in Toronto, jump on a jet, with eight close friends and check out the last F1 race in Sao Paulo, perhaps jam at a club with all the F1 drivers in attendance. It is possible and made easy, comfortable thanks to Bombardier Global Express 6000. So when someone tell’s you, “Man can you and Prince kick it down to the Brazilian F1 ?”, guess what you can, get the band and go, be back for the next date on the tour and you have just shrink wrapped the world, without missing a beat.
The Global 6000 jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft, provides six feet three inches of stand-up height making Prince feel he has all the room in the world, certainly more then the tour bus. Kenny the promoter worried about the tour or needs to stay in touch with Live Nation Entertainment for that matter anyone want to stay connected not to worry as you have Ethernet-based airborne Local Area Network, complemented by an in-cabin telephone system capable of interfacing with a multi-channel satellite communications system comprised of the Inmarsat Aero H+, Swift broadband and Iridium communication services, as well as a host of entertainment options. Yes, you can watch episodes of “Weed” in flight on Netflix’s not to be confused with Netjets Inc. who have ordered 50 Global business jets. As far as range goes this baby can do it with eyes wide shut. The adventure never stop’s for pure live performing artist the legend Prince, Bombardier, and My Name is Khan.

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