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Ooh Mammie: Régine Café [VLOG]

Umami (/uˈmɑːmi/), or savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It has been described as brothy or meaty. A loanword from the Japanese (うま味 ?), umami can be translated as “pleasant savory taste” (Wikipedia). I’d like to think that I’m also a pleasant savory taste ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Ooh Mammie (/u’ma:mi/), a reaction given to seduction tactics performed by food. VLOG series produced by Saumignon showcasing food in a manner that’s NSFW. People have always mentioned that I should start vlogging, most probably because they wanted me to stop talking to them and instead talk to an inanimate object. Thus, instead of always talking about wanting to vlog I’ve decided to just dip my feet into the ocean and try it out, because it’s a new year so why the hell not!!! If you have been following our blog since our…

Le Butterblume

The first time I saw this place was actually from the overpass walking towards Rosemont metro. I saw the words Butterblume and of course being the die-hard Harry Potter fan that I am my first instinct was to think of butterbeer. However, I soon learnt that butterblume actually means buttercup in German. How so mignon of a name is that? Le Butterblume is located in the Mile End, just about the hippest neighbourhood in Montreal. Being the closeted artist that I am, I’ve always longed to live in this area, have a teal coloured bicycle and date a man with a full lumbersexual beard, but alas I ain’t cool enough (╯︵╰,). My friend has been nagging me to go here with her and like the very good friend that I am I kept pushing it back…oh how I regret not coming here earlier and I’m extremely grateful that she pushed me here!!!…

Venice MTL

These days I’ve been treating my body like a temple, minus that one weekend where I stuffed myself at a buffet to a point where I couldn’t taste my food anymore. Besides that, I’ve been making myself all these green smoothies in the morning, eating oatmeal, doing some BBG (Bikini body guide for those of you who don’t know what it is…and no my body is not bikini ready I’m only at week 4, but do check up on me in 8 weeks I’ll most likely look exactly the same as right now), and going pretentiously vegan (just kidding I ain’t that level yet). For those of you who are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, it can be quite difficult especially if you enjoy eating out a lot like me. Do not fret, Venice MTL is here to satisfy your needs of eating out and it’s decently healthy. I…

Les Premiers Vendredis

Name me one better way to spend your Fridays that doesn’t include gorging yourself over a wide selection of food. -silence- SEE THERE’S NOTHING BETTER!!!! Just kidding, that silence was from the lack of viewership of this blog. Les Premiers Vendredis, for those of you who don’t know the language of love and are too lazy to google translate, stands for The First Fridays. Essentially, this is an event where tons of food trucks join together at the Olympic Stadium on…you guessed it…every first Friday of the month.  Before continuing on, I’d just like to apologize for the bright and highly contrasted images, I was sitting on a terrasse in the sun while editing the images. For $7.50 you can buy yourself a good time with this Palm Bay Key Lime Cherry drink. The timing of an alcoholic beverage at an event like this depends on what type of drunk you are. If let’s say alcohol…

NINI Meatball House

Forgive me weekly brunch posts, for I have sinned and will not be blogging about brunching but instead meatballs. I realized that I brunched too often when I went to a brunch joint with my mother and sister and ordered chicken tenders. That displayed the early symptoms of being done with brunches. Just kidding I will be back for you my dear brunch do not fret, this is just a break. I just need some distance to reassess our relationship. It’s not you…it’s me. Montreal has been quite beautiful these days and I’ve been enjoying walking around a lot. As I don’t exercise enough and eat too much, this is the only form of calorie burning I get besides breathing. This week my friend, Sally, and I decided to explore the restaurants in Griffintown and chose this cute and cozy meatball restaurant, NINI Meatball House. As you can tell from…

Eggspectation

One clear sign that spring is amongst us and that winter is finally over is the sign of terrasses popping up on sidewalks along with pedestrians walking around with 50% of them in shorts and the other 50% still wearing their gooses. Is it cold? Is it hot? or should we just take a leaf from the wise Katy Perry and say that spring, “you’re hot and you’re cold.” Today’s brunch took place at Eggspectation, a breakfast franchise (if you couldn’t already tell by the name of it) with multiple locations. My fellow bruncher and I went to the one located on Maisonneuve which happens to have a beautiful terrasse. Here’s a terrasse tip, if your fellow bruncher talks too much about nothing and you just want to tune them out, wear sunglasses and then you can people watch. Who knows who may walk by!?!?!?! Just don’t do this without…

L’Avenue

Third brunch post in a row??? Do I need to recalibrate my level of being basic? Just kidding I know I’m not basic, I’m baesic and there ain’t nothing wrong with that ladies (and gentlemen). Remember “you do you” and “love yourself” aka brunch whenever you want and never let anyone make you feel like you’ve posted too many top down angled pictures on your instagram of brunch foods. For this post, I will be writing about my time at L’Avenue, the place where everybody’s taken a picture in their exquisite washroom. We arrived at 10AM and of course there was a line already. At first I thought that we arrived too early and that the restaurant just hadn’t opened yet till I squinted at the sign that said open at 8:00AM. The line moved pretty fast, it’s probably just a 20 to 30 minute wait, which is a much…

Fabergé

If you haven’t heard of Fabergé you must be living underneath a rock like Patrick from Spongebob. If you haven’t been to Fabergé yet because you see the lineup and get intimidated by it, that’s completely understandable. If you’re like me and just have no friends to go brunch with and that’s the reason you’ve never been then I feel you. You may be asking what time is the most ideal time to go? Well we were a group of three girls that arrived at 10:30AM and waited about 20 minutes to get a seat. I’m sure if you arrive later the line up will be much more gruesome. Mimosas If you hang with me you know you only get the VIP treatment aka bottle service and guest list. Just kidding, you gotta wait in line, have a Visa and cry when you get your credit card statements. In all…

Lawrence

My publicist told me not to mention this but I honestly can’t help the way I feel. Sometimes when you’re in love you just want to scream it on top of a mountain, go outside their house with a radio over your head, take them to the border of two states because one of their wishes is to be in two places at once…well that’s exactly how I feel about Lawrence. How bae is he???? My heart is melting just looking at him. That font, those menu items, that italicized description en Anglais. Honestly, we ended up at Lawrence for brunch because initially we wanted to go to Fabergé, but the lineup there is ridiculous. As hunger was the main issue we opted to go to Lawrence where they told us the waiting time was going to be about 20 mins. If you arrive there on spot they’ll take down…

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton

Dearest all, I am writing to you while drinking red wine and listening to my soundcloud. Thus, if there are some typos it is probably due to the red wine. If there aren’t any then I’ll be very happy as that means that at least when I send a drunk text the spelling is good enough. Let’s be honest I don’t send drunk texts I ain’t that kind of girl. How is it that an elegant woman like myself never been to afternoon tea at the Montreal Ritz-Carlton. Well I will have you know it’s not because I am not elegant enough but that the friends I surround myself with -cough Jen cough- aren’t elegant enough to accompany me to the Ritz. However during that splendid weekend that Helen visited she made sure that I had Saturday afternoon booked for her so that she could take me to Afternoon Tea.…