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What was the food highlight of your year?
My partner and I just moved back to Montreal. Just last weekend we were finally both home together in our new place. We went to a restaurant around the corner from where we live called Salle Manger. It was hands down the best meal I have had all year. I ordered a salmon dish with pulled pork and fingerling potatoes. It was a bit of an odd thing for me to order because I don’t eat a lot of meat however I do have soft spot for pulled pork (you can’t live in Montreal and ignore the pulled pork!). Also it’s difficult for me to go past salmon. Everything was cooked to perfection, in a melt in your mouth, mind blowing kind of way. We drank far too much amazing wine which probably made everything even better. So the food, the wine and of course being home with my girlfriend made it an amazing night. I have to say a close second was a meal at the local fish and chip shop around the corner from brother’s house in Brisbane. The BEST baby octopus and getting to enjoy it with my family. Awesome.
What was the music highlight of your year?
I haven’t been to too many shows this year. I have been off the road so I tend to become a hermit. I did however get to see some close friends of mine, Tegan and Sara play at O’Sheaga the weekend I moved back to Montreal. I have seen these girls just grow and grow. It’s been so amazing. The absolute highlight was seeing them join Macklemore on stage to sing Same Love. It was really very overwhelming. The crowd were insane, I was standing there with my friends watching them. It seemed like such an historic and special moment.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Probably the same day at O’Sheaga. They have the BEST festival catering. It was just a magical day being there with friends, watching amazing bands, and eating so many oysters. Oh and poutine.