We started off with mini shooters of vitamin juice. It was a mix of mandarin and other fruits, somehow the taste reminded me of sushi X-P (doesn't make sense) but it was fruity and good!
I got the sweet regine with crumpets + nutella dip and pistachios, candied oranges and yogurt brulee. The yogurt brulee was soooooo good! UGH! I usually like creme brulee but some places make it way too sweet, but now I think I like yogurt brulee more! The sweet and sour taste blends harmoniously together!
Phoebe and Lily got the Mish Mash, every week is a different thing; this week they had a special with smoked salmon, eggs, cherry tomatoes and onions (probably other things but I forgot xP). It looks yummy, I have a new found love for smoked salmon! My new year resolution is to eat more fish (it's a serious health booster) since I don't like fish but at least now I like smoked salmon : }
Niv is currently on a low-carb/high-fat diet so anything with refined sugar or bread/pasta is off the list. Was it hard for her to resist the carby goodness?
No it wasn't! Being the disciplined girl she is, she got her high-fat foods: sausage and bacon. Although, they're not the best choices for her diet, she didn't want to derail from it.
I really recommend coming here with some friends, the food is good and affordable, the atmosphere is trendy, you can be as loud as you want, the service is nice. It's perhaps a little bit out of the way but everyone needs some exploration in their lives :-P
Niv being a creeper to Phoebe.
Niv was saying how when she gets her own place, she'll get these types of trays and they'll always be filled with beautiful treats and cakes. I disagreed and said that they'd probably be empty 'cause she'll eat it all! I mean who can resist a beauty like that?! HELLO DIABETES!
Despite being really crowded, the staff was attentive and our food arrived very quickly. I was quite impressed because a lot of the times at popular places, when it's crowded, the waiters completely forget about you. Also, the manager seemed chill because I was snapping pictures and then he was smiling at me in a way to welcome me to take pictures : }
After brunch, we took the metro to go to Place-des-Arts. Almost every single time I ride the metro, there is always a glitch. We can always count on STM to fail on us : ]
It's nice how they've completed renovated Place-des-Arts over the past few years! I like how there's a lounge for people to sit and relax. Because it's really cold during the winter, sometimes all you want to do is sit somewhere (without needing to pay). This place is perfect because it's spacious, sleek and EMPTY! Credit to Lily for most of the following pictures.
Having fun with a huge banana I brought (as a snack). Phoebe was super weirded out by my big banana but hey at least it wasn't as long as this banana :P
Nope, ain't a telephone!
I should take some posing lessons from Lily! We were prompting Phoebe to do the rose pose *Titanic* but she didn't want to, and then Niv and Lily popped on that table and did their thang!
I wanted to test my heart filter that I made. It was really hard to get a good focus and there is not enough contrast between the light and everything else. I shall try again with a different technique and other settings next time.
I want to get sharper hearts and better focused subjects. I'll practice some more and once I get satisfying results, I'll post a tutorial on how to make heart filters : }