Monday, April 21, 2014

Lawrence Restaurant Montreal

Today's Provender shoot was at Lawrence restaurant. This was so exciting for me because I am a regular at Lawrence and Lawrence butcher shop. At Lawrence, I find it hard not to order the exact same brunch every time, The English Breakfast is always calling my name with some homemade donuts on the side. Upon entering the kitchen I smiled and said "so this is where the magic happens".

I spent an hour watching Marc and his chefs whip up some classic Lawrence dishes like their Burger and Fries, Sandwiches, Salads, Chicken Liver Beet salad and Grey Bream with root veggies. Thanks so much to Marc for allowing me this opportunity to see the inner workings of his kitchen. See you guys for brunch soon.

As always, a big thank you to Provender!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Arts Cafe Montreal

I started work with Provender on Wednesday. Provender are this amazing new start up, with a farm to fork approach. Chef's get to see where their produce is coming from and meet the farmer from time to time. The idea is every week I will go to a local restaurant who use Provender's services and snap a few photos of the end product. I will also be shooting at farms, so chefs will see their product growing and farmers will see their end product on dishes around Montreal. Pretty cool right?

My first shoot was at Arts Cafe on Fairmount. It was a breakfast shoot. Thanks so much to Brian for whipping up some delicious dishes for me. If you are ever in the Mile - End, try out Arts Cafe and say hello to Brian.

Dishes below are an Egss Benedict and Eggs Benedict with Merguese sausage.

Classic Breakfast with homemade back bacon, Hofkelsten sourdough bread, eggs from Gauthier family farm, carrots and potatoes from Provender.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wedding Inspiration Board!

With wedding season approaching fast, I decided to make my very first wedding inspiration board. I really needed to get the juices flowing so this was the perfect little experiment to do just that. All it took was a $5 wedding magazine, scissors and imagination. And a little patience: having two cats in the house who think they own your work table doesn't help!

The main reason for this exercise was to get me away from the computer for a bit and see what I could come up with. It was so much fun to play with the colours and shapes, seeing what I loved and building inspiration. Pinterest boards are great but there's nothing like paper! I got some great ideas from this board and it really helped clear that blur I get sometimes.