Last week, I had dinner with my best friend from high school to catch up on things.
I hadn’t seen her in half a year!
She’s one of those friends who is really really close and knows you inside out, but you never really get the chance to see very often.
We’ve been friends since 2002.
We became BFFs even way before that term came to life! (aka in secondary 4 aka grade 10 aka 2004)
Shoutout to my homie, Chloe<3
She picked out the restaurant.
I just said “yes, please!”
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Avenue Monkland, Montreal
A bit on the more pricey side of things.
It was a nice summer day.
I drove over on Monkland Avenue to meet Chloe at the restaurant and only kept driving past her like a million times to find parking!
It’s almost impossible finding parking there, but I still managed 🙂
We finally met up at the front of the resto and walked in together.
The interior is dark, black walls, black tables and chairs.
They call the restaurant Le Slang Lab.
The concept of the resto revolves around a scientist’s laboratory.
Each table has a different molecular breakdown drawn on it.
The menus are a folder with sheets inside paperclipped to it (as shown below).
Peach Cobbler & Sex on the Beach
We both ordered something small off the appetizer menu and ordered a side of fries.
After ordering, they brought us parmesan bread with butter on the side.
At this point, I was too busy filling my friend in on all the stuff that’s happened in the past 6-8 months that I didn’t even get the chance to eat it!
I’m a bit disappointed at myself for that … cause I’m still curious to know what it tastes like!
Instead, I kept rambling on about my life.
(The best part is that we were seated at a table that was just MEANT for us! The “CH” representing the both of us – CHloe & CHristine :D)
So, I ordered a plate of Fried Calamari with General Tao Sauce.
I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a dish that had such a beautiful presentation I thought I was staring at a food magazine!?
It was DEE-licious though! 🙂
The general tao sauce gave the calamari the perfect amount of sweetness.
It didn’t need a ranch-y type of sauce or some marinara sauce.
The GT sauce just worked wonders with the seafood.
Holy moly credits to my iPhone 6+!
I still get amazed every time by the quality of the camera on my phone.
Like, this is totally off-topic, but I took a picture of a sadly dead bumble bee right in front of my house and it turned out like this:
Like… WHAT?! I don’t think anyone would ever believe me that this was taken with an iPhone 6+.
(No, I’m not a walking advertisement and Apple isn’t paying me to say this, but holy moly..)
RIP to the poor fuzzy bumble bee 😦
Back to SLANG!
Chloe ordered Tuna Tartare with a side of Parmesan Cheese Fries.
The presentation was, again, so beautiful.
It had such an exotic feel.
My friend requested the sauce on the side, so I don’t exactly know how the presentation would’ve been different if she asked otherwise.
But either way, it was beautiful. 🙂
It was interesting to know that they have different plates for different dishes since mine was just a plain white plate.
Oh, here are the photos of our fries:
I ordered Maple Bacon Fries ($7).
As soon as I saw that on the menu, my heart was sold.
MAPLE BACON FRIES, PEOPLE.
When I received my bowl of fries, I did a double-take on them and had to ask the waiter to confirm whether these were the right fries or not.
They LOOKED like normal fries.
No bacon in sight.
Not even bits.
I tasted one and although I couldn’t really taste the bacon, I was able to taste the maple.
And the fries were pretty good!
Unfortunately, the fried calamari was filling so I didn’t get to finish the fries, but I bet the Maple Bacon Fries would’ve been better if it was upgraded to a MAPLE BACON POUTINE!?
(I think I should stop talking and stop giving people ideas @_@)
Need to save some for myself!!! D:
The Parmesan Cheese fries were good too.
They reminded me of the breakfast potatoes that are served at Kitchen73.
They are sprinkled with parmesan cheese and they’re pretty good there too!
Overall, with good company and having tried a new restaurant,
all I can say is that I enjoyed the night.
Even if the food had been A-OKAY, I would’ve either way had a great night simply by having it spent with my bestie Chloe<3.
The best part of the night wasn’t the food nor the new restaurant I tried.
(As much as I love food and whatnot)
The best part was seeing Chloe<3
And seriously, that itself tops anything.
Shoutout to my friend Chloe for suggesting the restaurant and shoutout to Mylene (Chloe’s sister) who actually recommended it to her (lol)
Photo creds to my iPhone 6+ (seriously)
Yours Truly, Tiny Chef xo.
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