Q&A With Michael Allemeier

November 20, 2008 

Each week, Scout poses 60 questions to a local who has made life in BC that much more interesting. They pick and choose. The minimum response is 20 answers. A Rorschach test, for sure.

Michael Allemeier is the Winery Chef at Mission Hill’s picturesque restaurant, The Terrace.

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Three things about your neighbourhood that make you want to live there: Being surrounded by wineries, being able to walk to work and being able to hike up Mt Boucherie within a five minute walk!

The thing that you eat that is bad for you that you will never stop eating: Duck fat and cracklings.

Sexiest fashion item for the opposite sex: Stockings and Bra.

Favourite Vancouver bridge: Burrard Bridge.

One thing you’d like to change about Vancouver: Less traffic lights.

Cheap place for dinner: Hon’s Noodles.

Last place traveled: Seattle

Biggest fear: Losing my palette.

Best sneaker in the world, ever: Chuck Taylors

Your ancestry: German and British

Under what circumstances would you join the army: To protect my family.

Your paternal grandfather’s personal story: An Oxford scholar who loved to ride BSA motorcycles. Moved to the Sudan in the 30’s to grow cotton for the British Empire.

What are you proud of: My family.

The thing that makes you the angriest: Doing something twice.

Saddest thing about Vancouver: Homeless People

Ice cream flavour: Mint Chocolate Chip

Best fine dining restaurant in the city: Vij’s – great wines, service and food all wrapped in one.

Food your mom makes better than anyone: Sunday Pork Roast

Talent you wish you possessed: To juggle.

Musical instrument you long to play: Trumpet.

Grooming products: Toothpaste – pretty important stuff.

Mac or PC: PC but thinking of a MAC = vista

Favourite sports team: Calgary Flames

The scariest situation you’ve ever been in: Being in a ditch, during a blizzard in January Manitoba Winter and car unable to start.

Best concert experience ever: Stevie Ray Vaughn

Cologne/Perfume: Never touch the stuff – too smelly

Describe your tattoos: Killer Whale and Maple Leaf

The dish you’re proud of: The latest one I am working on.

Town you were born in: Johannesburg South Africa

Old television shows you can tolerate re-runs of: Original Batman

Album that first made you love music: Supertramp, Breakfast in America

Default junk food: French Fries

The career path you considered but never followed: Being a vet.

The one country that you have no interest in ever visiting: Somalia

Luckiest moment of your life: Meeting my wife.

Favourite book as a child: Tintin

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