Did you know Blunch is a thing?
Ok so today I learned about this magical moment in time called Blunch. You know, that early afternoon meal that isn't quite breakfast, but also doesn't qualify as a traditional lunch hour. 🙈 Commonly called brunch, but apparently this is better. 😂 Sounds kinda funny, but I found it quite interesting when I was trying out a new "blunch" spot this last week. I had never heard of Great Maple before, but one recently opened up at my local mall and I thought "why not give it a shot?" Ok, it was more like we have eaten steak and baked potato four times this week and last week was fifty different variations of pizza, so it's time for a different food group! LOL Either way, change was necessary and Great Maple called.
Upon walking in I could already tell that this place was going to make for some great photos. Life of a blogger/Instagram obsessed small business owner right? 😄 Gorgeous tones, cool furniture, and an overall beautiful aesthetic, it was definitely a nice little escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It was a little slow at the mall and surrounding areas that day, so we got right in and sat down at a gorgeous green booth that was seriously soft! Not something I am usually concerned with, but it caught me off guard how much I was already in love with this place!
The unique drink menu was a welcome surprise and I knew I just had to try something from the great selection of libations. First thing to catch my eye? The midnight pineapple! 🍍🍍🍍 Obvi right? My latest obsesson no doubt! Anything pineapple! It was unexpectedly really good and actually quite refreshing! The pineapple, cucumber, and lime elements were quite shocking for the taste buds and they didn't mind the wake up call!
Also worth a shot is the Moroccan iced tea! Equally as refreshing minus the alcohol. LOL
First thing on the menu today was an order of the PORTABELLO MUSHROOM FRIES-Parmesan Cheese Dusted, Red Pepper Flake, Pesto Aioli. Such a neat little treat to start off the meal! My fellow blunch ( can't get enough of that word!😂 ) guests really enjoyed these!
Next up, the main course, which happened to be a combo of two of my favorite things on this Earth, avocado toast and grilled chicken! 🥑 Can't go wrong from here now can we?! The only thing that made this sight even better was the gorgeous arrangement of fruit that accompanied it. 🍓🍈 How could I not be in heaven now? 😍
First bite...first impression...oh my goodness.
Is that basil? Yum! Ohh a little bit of sea salt!
This might just be the best chicken ever!
*Takes a sip
Gosh that pineapple is good! Ohh there's the cucumber and the lime!
Want to know something funny? My mom and I have this thing about bathrooms. We are obsessed when they are pretty and let me tell you, this one did not disappoint! What a funny thing to obsess over. 🤔😂
Annnd some bonus shots really enjoying that drink! 😉