Thursday, January 7, 2010
The Restaurant Adventures of Caroline and Dave
I was lucky enough to spend last evening at the launch party for the new TV show that features the proprietors of the oft-mentioned Zen Kitchen, Ottawa's own high-end vegan restaurant. I actually heard about this show over a year ago because a woman I was working with told me her husband was a camera man for the production team. The restaurant wasn't even open yet, so I was doubly intrigued. A new vegan restaurant AND a TV show about the vegan restaurant? It was hard to even imagine such a thing. And yet there we were last night, eating excellent tofu skewers and watching The Restaurant Adventures of Caroline and Dave.
The roomful of food bloggers, journalists, and close Zen Kitchen compatriots all got to see the first episode of the show and I have to say, I really liked it. I wasn't at all sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The show is cute and funny, well edited and engaging. As the episode ended I found myself hoping they'd put on the next one (they didn't. Luckily my mother is recording it on her TV robot so I'll be able to catch up on new episodes whenever I'm visiting). It is fun to see my familiar city on screen, but also great to watch people cook my kind of food on camera. How often does that happen on food shows? Almost never.