Maclean’s Anne Kingston reported today that the Canadian Men’s Olympic hockey team dined at db Bistro Moderne last night and will be dining at the Kits hotspot on its off-nights between games for the remainder of the tournament.
The team’s unmarked white bus pulled up at 6:30 and the players, who had just all met one another as a team two days previously, filed through the entrance bar area where many picked up a glass of beer. They then took their place at a long table where they were served “family style,” the food presented on platters, while managers and trainers fanned out at surrounding tables. Spending a night outside of the Olympic Village offered the team vital bonding and relaxation time, head coach Mike Babcock explained as the team chowed down on a delicious, well-balanced, management-approved dinner.
According to Kingston, the wine flowed “moderately” during the dinner that wound down at 8:30 – Sidney Crosby nursed two glasses of red.