It’s a mixed blessing to live in an urban environment with a strong arts and cultural scene.
I have my laptop in front of me and my calendar open in one tab, with 27 another tabs open to potential arts experiences.
Even worse, I know as the arts season progresses I will be adding movies (I am especially fond of art house and classic films) and seasonal special events.
In a 29th tab, I have the Avenue Magazine list of Edmonton’s best restaurants open.
Now the real work begins. I have to match events with restaurants.
I have to consider locations – can we get from restaurant to event in a reasonable amount of time? I don’t want to rush a good meal.
I have to consider complimentariness – some concerts beg for beer, symphonies require champagne. Some theatre is enhanced by a good scotch, other events are strictly a soda play.
This is not easy.
It must be so much easier to be a flannel wearing, bud loving, fire pit sitting, TV watching regular person. But simple tastes are not my fate, I have to accept my sophistication as my cross to bear.
Tchaikovsky and Bistro Praha
What would you say is a good wine pairing with a musical about the British expulsion of the Acadians? Pinot Noir?