In many ways, I envy the crew’s handler, Tabor, and his ability to get in a good day’s work – without ever having to change out of his pyjamas. It’s one of the perks of a freelance career, especially one that affords a comfy home office and the convenience of interstellar communications.
Happy Easter! Sadly, I couldn’t join my family in Montreal for our annual feast due to my tight production schedule. Happily, I was able to do the next best thing: join someone else’s family for a feast.
And that someone was Dark Matter Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok who kindly invited Akemi and me to a tasty banquet with his mother, sister, several guests, and sticky toffee pudding! Sarah Bartok, Ivon’s sister, was visiting from Montreal where she is the co-host of the city’s most popular radio show (read all about her here: http://www.thebeat925.ca/an/sarah-bartok-1060.html). She was kind enough to bring me back a jar of Au Pied de Cochon Tomato Jam! A taste of home.
My other home.
We kicked things off with two tourtieres (meat pies), one from local Toronto gourmet shop Pusatieri’s, the other from one of my all-time favorite restaurants Au Pied de Cochon. The former was good but the latter was outstanding.
Then, it was on to the main course: perfectly cooked roast lamb chops, mashed and baked potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, roasted parsnips, and brussel sprouts.
And, for dessert: individual sticky toffee puddings, a flourless chocolate cake, and a lemon pie so tart I think I may have sprained a salivary gland eating it. All delicious.
Many thanks to my new adopted family, the Bartoks: mom, brother Ivon, and sister Sarah. I’m moving in this weekend!
Stay tuned! You’ll finally get a sneak peek at Dark Matter this week when SyFy releases our very first teaser trailer. #BecauseWe’reDangerous