Wanna know how to maintain your extra weight?
Eat savoury waffles twice in one weekend!
On Saturday I met up with friends Mikey and Charmaine to wander around the Lower Johnson Street Festival. It was a gorgeous, hot day and there were tons of people out and about checking out all of the sidewalk sales, fundraising events, and street food.
I had intended on finally trying out a meal from the Puerto Vallarta Taco Truck but when the time came I really wanted a sit-down meal so asked if my companions would mind checking out Lady Marmalade instead.
This funky little cafe has been on my "must visit" brunch list since I got back to Victoria so I was glad for the impromptu stop. They had some tables out on the sidewalk for the festival but I didn't want to sit and sunburn while we ate so instead we chose a table inside. We sat near the window and a fan because it was crazy toasty in there!
I had a little trouble deciding on my eats because everything on the menu looked super delicious. Since I hadn't really had breakfast I opted for a heartier brunch choice...
aged white cheddar & spinach waffles w/ smokey tomato-orange cream,
scallions, bacon, roasted tomatoes & a salad.
I have no words.
Nom. Nom. Effing. Nom.
Crispy, cheesy, deliciousness drenched in a rich, tomato cream sauce. Um, yes please! Top it with perfectly cooked, meaty bacon. Holy yum! This here was heaven on a plate. I would be hard pressed to try anything else on their menu because I will be dreaming of this decadent mess for weeks to come.
Oddly enough I ended up having savoury waffles for Sunday brunch as well! My friend Ingmarie has been away in Germany for a few weeks and we needed to catch up! So off to Lucy’s in the Square we went.
So many fabulous little restaurants and cafes have opened since I moved away…it’s so fun to visit them all now that I’m home.
Lucy’s has a much smaller, but very impressive menu. A casual little bistro atmosphere. I knew before we arrived that I wouldn’t be able to pass up their waffles. Waffles on the brain I suppose!
crispy bacon waffles topped with brie and served with apple/pecan salad and warm maple syrup.
Seems to me that my pecans were on my waffle and their was no apple in that salad, but I didn’t notice until I just re-read the menu. All good.
These waffles were lighter and chewier (in the best possible way!) than the waffles I enjoyed on Saturday. The slightly melty brie mixed with the drizzles of maple syrup I added as I ate my way through the plate was truly fabulous. I did my best to make sure each of those little waffle pockets contained some cheese, some syrup and a piece of pecan.
A creamy cafe au lait to go with my meal…
And the cutest homemade blueberry corn muffins were brought in a little paper bag to the table while we waited for our meals.
I would go back and eat these waffles over and over again! When did Victoria become a waffle capitol? Ingmarie’s Smoked Tuna Benny was pretty phenomenal too though, so I might need to get my own next time. Decisions!!
Probably a good thing I gave my waffle maker away before I moved, or we might have a slight addiction on our hands over here!!