The Irish came knocking down the door at Toronto International Film Festival. While Toronto is still far from being Cannes, it beats the pants off Cannes in the number of films being shown at the festival. The festival is a give and take between Hollywood, the press, and in the end it works out for everyone, and as always there is big money involved. Hype sell’s tickets and this translates to liquid gold. U2 and TIFF are good at keeping money and both have lots of it. It was not really a novel concept to have a documentary open the film festival, yet again this time it was U2 now the biggest rock band around. Both U2 and Toronto International Film Festival started out small and grew to be big with Tiff taking place in Hollywood North that is Canada. Toronto Film Festival will only grow. The first day of the festival was full energy both Bono and Edge love food and Edge loves his wine, and I will never forget walking into a restaurant in Santa Monica and when I asked for a wine to be recommended with dinner the waiter suggested one that Edge had the previous night, naturally I ordered it as well. When the bill arrived for dinner for two it was a slamming $800.00 I never asked how much the bottle of wine was. While U2 got ready for the red carpet, Michael Patrick was seen running to a secret location to do a photo shoot of Wendy Starland also performing her music in Toronto at Tiff accompanied by Chris Clemence also a musician from Los Angles. It was all about music on the opening day and making people dance.
At Belong Cafe the super friendly team of Brad Long was keeping pace with the mood of the festival. The kitchen was in beat with U2, Bono and Edge after all sooner or later you are going to get hungry and need a good meal a nice wine and perhaps a cappuccino made at the bling bling cappuccino machine which is all glam and ends up doing all the work. Freshly arrived avocados were being cut up,soup was being made and like the U2 song you are now listening to the kitchen at Belong Cafe was building to a crescendo. The wine to go with From the Sky Down, M2 2010 Small lot Gamay Malivoire with aromas of cedar, juniper and plum. M2 since 2004 have focused on creating artisan wines. Each day of the Tiff something new will be cooking at Belong Cafe and as always a new wine to go with the film will be featured. M2 being paired with U2 just made good sense and also pairs well with classic dishes at Belong Cafe. The eating, drinking, music and the party never stops at My Name is Khan. After all U2, the team of Belong Cafe and My Name is Khan want to make the world dance.