— Jeremy Keefe (@Jeremy_Keefe) November 11, 2016
“Leonard Cohen, most humble soul I’ve ever met.” Chef Naz of Caribbean Flavas – Fredericton
On May 11, 2008, Leonard Cohen inaugurated his 2008-2010 World Tour (although no one knew it would be a three year tour, let alone be followed by tours in 2012 and 2013 then) at The Playhouse in Fredericton, NB, a venue that seated about 700.
During that trip, he was so impressed with a local restaurant, Caribbean Flavas, that he signed up owner, Chef Naz, to join the Unified Heart Touring Company on the road. As Chef Naz recounts it:
“He’s like, ‘okay I like this lunch … what are you doing for the rest of the week?”
It turns out that Chef Naz, who has catered to a number of music industry stars, was impressed with Leonard Cohen as well:
“He would sit with us, with us! The working folks…And eat, chat, make jokes. I’ve never seen that before.”
The full story can be found at Leonard Cohen’s return to the stage started with a flavourful stop in Fredericton by Jeremy Keefe. Global News Canada: Nov 11, 2016.