All posts tagged: Lunch

Marben

My foodie adventures for 2016 continues with an unreal Winterlicious lunch at Marben.  With old friends to catch up with and delicious food coming our way, we couldn’t be more excited!  Their wide selection made choices so difficult because everything sounded so darn good!  We both started things off with the winter greens salad (the toasted hazelnuts were so key!).  I then flowed right into another cozy meal of braised short rib which fell apart with total ease; I’m such a sucker for winter meals and this was on point.  Lucky me, I also got a little taste of the Albacore tuna.  Followed by the hazelnut cheesecake, we couldn’t put our forks down as it was beyond delicious.   The creamy cheese filling was just so rich and fluffy!  With full bellies, we could not have been happier with our selection and will definitely be paying Marben another visit in the future.

Maman

This post took far more effort to write than anyone could believe.  Having nothing to do with what I wanted to write about, my phone had been lost before I had the chance to upload the photos for the post.  After a few hours of panicking and finally coming up with a plan to retrieve/replace it, I finally got a call on a friend’s phone from the person who had found mine (YIPEEE!).  Without sparing too many details, it was a hectic night to say the least but in the end all the craziness was worth getting my beloved iphone back. Now to the good stuff, the quaint and beyond adorable Maman restaurant in the financial district.  With French chefs to boast, their selection of adorable Parisian café-inspired selection of quiches, salads, and baked goods are spot on with those found across the Atlantic.  I had the salmon quiche and sprouts salad which was nothing if not true to the Parisian equivalents.  The real show-stopper however was their pistachio loaf.  I’ve heard of many different …

Distressed Denim + Tailored Silk + Crepes

While summer is in full swing and cut-off shorts are most definitely still all the rage, pairing them with more structured pieces can definitely add a little extra flair to a pair of shorts that is otherwise normally considered a more festival appropriate piece.  The structure in the cut and tuxedo tail of this stunning Rag & Bone top works perfectly with the shorts to contrast both its colour and shape.  Just like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love pairing things unexpectedly; therefore formal shaping in this silk top and cut-off jean shorts could not be more fitting. The setting of this shoot was also another surprise of ours to find on our continuous efforts to try as many of Montreal’s food trucks as possible! With crepes on our minds, we headed to the Creperie Mobile located right next to the McCord Museum with this fun décor to enjoy a quick and delicious lunch.  With both sweet and savoury crepes on the menu, we chose one of each to give these guys a fair …

Food Trucks: L’Assommoir and Dispatch

This week on our trip to Dorchester square for another food truck fix we visited another couple trucks!  Waiting for me this week was a truck I had yet to try, L’Assommoir Mobile.  Although I had really wanted to try their tartare or ceviche which would be perfect on a hot summer day, I was famished so I went for their bison burger to properly fill me up.  This game burger had a mix of spices that complimented the classic game-y taste to one-up your classic burger (not to mention it’s also from a truck!).  Definitely not what you have in mind when you’re thinking on the go!  To top it all off and make it a little more summer appropriate, a red cabbage, carrot, and apple coleslaw is in generous proportion on the side.  I could not suggest this burger more for any red meat lover out there but now it’s got me even more pumped to go back and try something from their raw menu! Parked right next to it, the Dispatch mobile …

The Locale: Marché 27

The last couple days have been busy; I’m still on the mend and I’m still working on adjusting my diet to accommodate my lack of chewing capabilities.  With this in mind and my sudden craving of tartare, our next destination was Marché 27. If you’ve read my food truck summary you’ve seen that Route 27 was a favourite from the summer and it happens to be that this restaurant is the mecca of it all.   (Here’s the link for those interested click here) On a quiet enclave of Prince Arthur just west of St-Laurent, a little cluster of restaurants were quietly starting to entice hungry lunch-goers.  Without hesitation however we had our sights set on this raw menu gem. When walking in, the minimal décor and chalkboards give the allure of a simple but stylish locale; banquettes run along the length of the room covered in windows letting in the natural light, flanked by grey, black, and white pillows opposite glossy chic, occasional chairs.  The chalkboards facing the section of tables covered every vertical section …